Wait, We Have a Game this Week? — UCD vs. Fort Lewis

A student-oriented preview of the September 6th matchup between the Fort Lewis Skyhawks and our own UC Davis Aggies.

Who we’re playing
The Ags are up against the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks, a DII public liberal arts college in Colorado. This game is for us what our last game was for Stanford: a chance for us to pay a lower-division team to play us at home as an easy season-opener. They are 0-0 right now; we are 0-1.

When and where:
Saturday, September 6th, at 6:00 PM at Aggie Stadium.

Why should I go to this game?
It’s the first home game and likely our first win of the season (more on that later). Summer games tend to be an intimate environment, as less students present means you get better seats, more chances to get free stuff, and more opportunities to get to know the few other people in the student section.

Are we likely to win?
Probably, maybe even by the margin of the Stanford game. Fort Lewis won four games last year (we won five against DI teams) so the apples-to-apples comparison suggests we have the advantage. However, we can’t afford to get overconfident, especially if our top two running backs are still injured. Fort Lewis had zero wins two years ago, so they’re trending upwards and hoping for an upset much as we were against Stanford.

How do I get tickets?
If you’re a student, even one not enrolled in Summer Session, you will get in free just by swiping your Aggiecard. That will get you either a seat in the grassy endzone or in the east-side student section.

If you aren’t a student or want to sit somewhere else, tickets for the game can be purchased here. The cheapest seats are in the grassy endzone with suboptimal views. The middle-tier seats are on the “away” side (if there are any visiting fans) but near Band-Uh! and the students. The highest-priced seats are on the west side by the season ticket-holders.

Aggie Pack giveaways:
None that I know of beyond the usual chances to get tube socks, coupons, and pizza. However, the event is sponsored by Team Sequoia, which sometimes sponsors Aggie Pack shirts.

Intersting stuff before or at the game:
Tailgating starts a few hours before the game in the lot by the main gate. This week’s theme is a salute to education. Band-Uh! will be doing a halftime show featuring some high-school bands in honor of this.

How early should I arrive?
Forty-five minutes before kickoff should be sufficient. Lower student attendance during the summer game means that you should just be able to walk in and claim a great seat.

What if I can’t make the game?
The UC Davis radio call will be streamed online starting at 5:30. The Ags have also partnered with CBS to set up a live stats page.

Social Media links:
Aggie Sports Talk Football Forum
Big Sky Conference Football War Zone
Official Facebook Event

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