Sunday, April 19, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Weber is winless, but the Aggies aren’t fooled

UCD defenders Dre Allen and Reece Ludwig (40) combine to make a tackle during last week's loss at Cal Poly. On Saturday, the Aggies host Weber State at 6 p.m. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

By
From page B1 | September 28, 2012 |

It’s funny how college football works.

When Weber State visits UC Davis on Saturday (6 p.m.) for the first Big Sky Conference game ever played at Aggie Stadium, the head coaches — Jody Sears of the Wildcats and Bob Biggs — could not be at more different points in their careers.

Sears is an interim coach, in his first year at Weber after spending the past decade as an assistant under Davis High graduate Paul Wulff at Eastern Washington and Washington State. Sears was hired as the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator in January — a position he still holds — then elevated to head coach in April when John L. Smith took the same job at Arkansas.

As for Biggs, local fans know by now that he will retire at the end of the season. The former Aggie quarterback has been with the program as a player, assistant and head coach since 1970.

But at this point in time — Week 5 of the 2012 season — UCD (1-3, 0-1 Big Sky) and Weber State share more than a few similarities. Most notably, both are looking for their first win over a fellow Football Championship Subdivision squad, especially after each nearly pulled off the feat last week.

Weber State is 0-4, but has played an incredibly tough schedule that featured Fresno State and BYU of the Football Bowl Subdivision, and ranked FCS opponents McNeese State and Eastern Washington.

“Its interesting with Weber State, you look at a record 0-4 and you think they’re a team that might be struggling this year,” Biggs said. “The truth is, they are very talented. They’ve had a very difficult schedule, probably as difficult anyone at the FCS level.

“They look very well-coached I’ve just been very impressed watching them on film for the last couple of days.”

The Wildcats fell behind during the first three quarters last Saturday against Eastern Washington, then turned it on in the final period. Like the Aggies against Cal Poly the same day, Weber State had the ball with less than two minutes to play and a chance to complete the comeback. However, quarterback Mike Hoke was sacked and fumbled the ball away.

Hoke is a dual-threat QB who has thrown for an average of 153 yards per game, and picked up another 168 rushing yards if you don’t count sacks. Hoke and Jordan Adamczyk, who has played in three games completing eight passes for a total of 128 yards, have three strong pass-catching options in tight end Jordan Clemente (22 catches, 158 yards) and receivers Shaydon Kehano (11-149) and Xavian Johnson (11-155).

On the ground, Weber relies on 5-foot-10, 200-pound senior C.J. Tuckett.

Though the Wildcats don’t have big offensive numbers, the experience gained against such tough competition is beginning to show.

“Our kids are showing a lot more character, leadership and toughness, mentally,” Sears said recently. “Now we just have to keep building on it.

“Our whole objective is to make sure we are taking care of our daily business. Yeah, absolutely we’ve got to have a plan for (UCD quarterback) Randy Wright and their running back(s) … and a good defense that plays hard. But at the end of the day, we have to take care of ourselves and our process.”

Notes: Wright nearly brought the Aggies back in a 28-20 loss to Cal Poly last Saturday. He finished with 278 yards passing including a 67-yard touchdown to Corey Galindo. … After defeating Division-II Asuza Pacific, 41-3, in the season opener at Aggie Stadium, UCD has played three straight games on the road and lost each one.

— Reach Chris Saur at [email protected] or (530) 747-8049.

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

    Aggie Pride on parade at UC Davis Picnic Day

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    City wants a study of sewer rates

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

    Hard-of-hearing student needs community’s help

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

     
    KDVS fund drive includes on-air pledging, plus parties and food

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Art helped sell California’s agriculture

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Students, families can get after-hours Internet access

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Lawyers seek resolution to Davis molest case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

     
    Sign up now for Celebrate Davis!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

    Garamendi hosts conference for women

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    ‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Your brain’s aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

     
    Injury-proof yourself for effective exercise

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Understanding risks can help women prevent leading health threats

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Radio-controlled airplanes will race April 25-26

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Vote with your dollars at Davis Food Co-op

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Woodland bike rides set every Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Get some advice at Connections Café

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Eyewitness speaks about Israel’s election

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Free gardening advice offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Grad Night tickets on sale online

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Schenker speaks about ‘Magical Mexico’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Yolo County DA honors crime victims at annual tribute

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Holman offers Publishing 101 seminar

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    NAMI group offers family support

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Join the 10,000-vegetable challenge!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9Comments are off for this post

    Birding tour will benefit Putah Creek Council

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    Watershed Wonders activities return to Putah Creek

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Yolo County Neighborhood Court seeks new volunteers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    UCD looks at building a better brain as we age

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    ‘Vault’ highlights ‘Kathak’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Two drought-preparedness water bills pass out of Senate committees

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    Picnic Day favorites: dogs, bikes science

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A13 | Gallery

     
    Strike up the band, and the bubbles!

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A14 | Gallery

    .

    Forum

     
    Ready for the parting glass

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Drink up, kids, but make your choice a healthy one

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    Leash your dogs; it’s the law

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

     
    John Cole cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

    Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

    By Our View | From Page: B6

     
    Speak out

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B7

    Let’s not turn our backs on the Earth

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

     
    This Earth Day, make a pledge to cool your home

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

    .

    Sports

    Lambdin, Marshall lead Aggies at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Fast Aggie start negated by 14-0 USC lacrosse run

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Stagnant second-half offense sinks Devil girls

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Over the hump? DHS baseball team wins late

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Republic FC gets another win at Bonney

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B2

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a water polo double dip

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Busy Clancy, Hall spark Devil tracksters at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Former DHS star Drexel returns to create havoc for Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Pro baseball roundup: Oakland blanks Kansas City

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

     
    Sports briefs: Blue Devils split a pair of tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B14 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

     
    New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    WISH grant funds available to eligible homebuyers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

    .

    Obituaries

    Alice Catherine Micheltorena

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Jody Zewe

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Herman Timm

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Robert Leigh Cordrey

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8