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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Football preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. Portland State

Records: Aggies, 0-2; Vikings, 1-0

Where: Aggie Stadium

When: Saturday at 7 p.m.

Who to watch: The UC Davis running game has struggled so far this season, totaling just 72 yards on 50 carries.

With the team looking to establish itself on the ground, Joe Trombetta should see his share of touches on Saturday.

A featured role against Portland State would be nothing new for the sophomore running back. Last year in Portland, Trombetta had 156 total yards (93 rushing) and a touchdown in a 26-17 Aggies victory.

Did you know? After leading the nation in passing offense in 2007, Portland State is at it again.

Last week the Viks threw for 457 yards in a 34-14 victory over Western Oregon. With that being their lone game of the year, they now lead all of Division I in passing yards per game.

Preview: At the first night game to ever be held at Aggie Stadium, UC Davis will look for its first win of the season.

The Aggies have opened the year with two three-point losses, and hope to capture a home-opening win and avoid what would be their worst start to a season since 1965.

“I know our kids. They’re realistic,” UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs said. “They know they’re a good football team. I think you’re going to see a team that is going to come out highly motivated and ready to put everything out there just like they did in the first two games, and hopefully the result will be better.”


Michael Gehlken



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