Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Creadick\’s 3 TDs lift Aggies

By
November 6, 2010 |

Special to the Enterprise

\n

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Sean Creadick prefers quality over quantity.

\n

The senior wide receiver for UC Davis has been on a tear, catching 43 passes for 569 yards in his previous five games.

\n

On Saturday, he had only four grabs — but three went for touchdowns as the Aggies kept their hopes for a winning season alive with a 35-16 Great West Football Conference victory at North Dakota.

\n

“Touchdowns are always better,” Creadick said with a wide grin when asked if he preferred volume over value.

\n

Redshirt freshman quarterback Randy Wright\’s three scoring passes to Creadick, and a fourth to Stephen Dunstan, had a familiar look. All came on plays where the receiver slipped behind

\n

the Fighting Sioux secondary. Creadick\’s grabs were from distances of 18, 50 and 30 yards, while Dunstan\’s, a 39-yarder, was on the game\’s opening drive.

\n

Wright said two of the touchdowns came on coverage mistakes, and the others by taking advantage of UND\’s run-conscious safeties.

\n

“They brought a lot of pressure and we were able to take some shots long at the right time,” said Wright, who completed 19-of-28 passes for a career-high 286 yards. “Our coaches had it down pretty good when they were going to bring pressure.”

\n

The fast-strike offense almost brought a reminiscing tear to UCD head coach Bob Biggs\’ eye.

\n

“Traditionally, we\’ve been a big-play offense,” he said. “But only in the last three weeks this season, have we been able to hit the big plays. With a freshman quarterback, it took some time.”

\n

Although the Aggie offense provided the highlights,

\n

the defense supplied the touchdown that broke it open. Defensive tackle Brock Galvin fell on a fumbled snap in the end zone to give UCD a 28-16 advantage late in the third quarter. It was the Aggies\’ first two-score lead.

\n

“We\’ve been looking for a complete game all year,” Biggs said, after UCD snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 2-1 in the Great West and 4-5 overall. “This wasn\’t exactly complete, but we got the big plays on both sides of the ball that we haven\’t been getting. The

\n

defensive touchdown was especially pleasing.

\n

“All in all, I\’m very pleased.”

\n

If the Aggies win their remaining two games, they\’ll secure their 39th winning record in the past 41 seasons.

\n

The game was less than three minutes old, when UCD claimed a lead it would never lose. On the seventh play of the opening drive, Wright found Dunstan alone for a 7-0 lead. Creadick\’s first touchdown provided a 14-6 halftime cushion.

\n

The Aggies defense repeatedly stiffened in their own territory, forcing four field-goal attempts. Sioux kicker Zeb Miller made three of them, including a chip shot with 2:19 left in the third quarter to pull the Sioux within 21-16.

\n

“Holding teams to field goals is huge psychologically, for both your defense and your offense,” Biggs said. “We\’ve bent but not broken all year except for the game against Southern Utah.”

\n

Biggs said he didn\’t lose confidence in his defense after the 55-24 shellacking at the hands of Southern Utah last week at Aggie Stadium.

\n

“UND and Southern Utah are totally different teams,” he said. “Southern Utah is a veteran team with veteran receivers who can really hurt you. UND wants to run first and doesn\’t have the

\n

experience at wide receiver.”

\n

Trailing by five points, UND got the ball back on its own 13 with a chance to take the lead, but backup QB Marcus Hendrickson fumbled the snap on the first play and Galvin flopped on it after a mad scramble.

\n

The Fighting Sioux didn\’t get closer than the UCD 42 after that.

\n

“It was just one of those days that is tough to live with,” UND head coach Chris Mussman said. “You kick a field goal and it hits the upright. You fumble a good snap in your end zone. You run a fake punt when it wasn\’t called.”

\n

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    UCD, UC team up to study effects of climate change

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Teens’ goal? Helping other soccer players around the world

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    There’s a plate for you at the Davis Holiday Meal

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Police seek suspect in hit-and-run collision

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Help sought in search for runaway Davis teen

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Feds release ‘framework’ to rate colleges

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Gunfire leads to DUI arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Creative women share food, friendship

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Welcome 2015 with Mumbo Gumbo at a gala bash

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Luminaria display planned in West Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Willett bench is a labor of love

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

    Author! Author! UCD hosts talks, Q and A on Asia-focused books

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Blue Christmas service planned at Davis churches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Libraries will be closed around the holidays

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    See diving ducks at city wetlands tour

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Downtown gift cards get a new perk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    A home for the holidays?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Nobel Prize winner will discuss research related to autism

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Explorit: Experience nano this spring

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Grandmothers support group meets weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

     
    Soup’s On will benefit NAMI-Yolo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Forum

    He needs them to pay up

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A14

     
    Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

    By Our View | From Page: A14

    Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14 | Gallery

     
    .

    Sports

    Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    UCD RB coach Wright heads to Florida; what next?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Aggies nab junior college defensive lineman

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Nostra-Dunning makes his college bowl picks

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

    Tennyson’s first goal is the difference in Sharks win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Arts

     
    ‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

    DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    .

    Business

    After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: A16

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Comics