As mentioned earlier this week, the Ags’ rivalry with Sac State is a tradition that lasts decades. However, the recent history of the rivalry is particularly interesting because UC Davis is currently riding a streak of four wins.
While this past Saturday’s Battle for the Golden Horseshoe was a rivalry game, and indeed an exciting one, it quails before the one this week. For whatever reason, be it our proximity, our respective institution’s ages, or our massive gap in academic prestige, beating up on Sac State is somehow just way more fun than taking on Cal Poly or Stanford or Nevada or anyone else in our proximity.
Just as the rain this week provided relief for a dry, dying California, so too may today’s game offer a much-needed reprieve for UC Davis Football.
Who we’re playing:
We’re playing Montana State, a traditional power among the smaller western programs. Upperclassmen may remember MSU visiting us for Homecoming in 2012, where we played them close despite their status as a top-tier team in the conference. UC Davis is 1-4 (0-2 in conference play), whereas The Montana State Bobcats are 4-2 (2-0 in conference). MSU also made a name for themselves this year by almost upsetting Eastern Washington, who were supposed to be the top team in the conference and maybe entire subdivision.