Scores

Final

Sacramento St 29

(5-5, 2-4 Big Sky)

UC Davis 19

(5-5, 2-0 Big Sky)

5:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Aggie Stadium, GREENSBORO, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 15 7 7 029
UCD 7 6 0 619

Top Performers

Passing: J. Smith (SAC) - 209 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Trombetta (UCD) - 19 CAR, 114 YDS

Receiving: T. Washington (SAC) - 4 REC, 81 YDS, 3 TD

Sacramento St. 29, UC Davis 19

Associated Press

DAVIS, Calif. -- Sophomore quarterback Jason Smith threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to help Sacramento State beat UC Davis 29-19 in the 55th Annual Causeway Classic.

Senior wide receiver Tony Washington caught four passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns for the Sacramento State Hornets (5-5), who ended an eight-game losing streak to UC Davis that dates back to 1999.

Junior receiver Chris Carter caught eight passes for 104 yards and ran for 35 yards and touchdown for the UC Davis Aggies (5-5), who still lead the series 39-16. Sophomore running back Joe Trombetta ran for 114 Yards and had one costly fumble for the Aggies.

Washington caught his first two touchdown passes in the first quarter, giving the Hornets a 15-0 lead.

When the Aggies' defense began to hold, their offense responded by putting 13 straight points on the board.

But the Hornets never wavered, and took a 22-13 halftime lead on a 1-yard TD run by Smith late in the second quarter. The Hornets also stopped two fourth-down attempts by the Aggies in the first half.

After Trombetta fumbled away the ball in Sacramento State territory, the Hornets continued their offensive attack as Washington caught his third TD from Smith at the 11:47 mark in the third quarter to make the score 29-13.

The Hornets' defense came up with two more big plays in the fourth quarter when they stopped the Aggies on fourth-and-goal at the 2-yard line and linebacker Cyrus Mulitalo intercepted UC Davis quarterback Greg Denham with 9:53 left to play.

The Aggies scored again on a 3-yard touchdown catch by junior receiver Bakari Grant, but the Hornets closed out the game after defensive back Peter Buck got an interception in the end zone.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
UCD
1st Downs1727
Total Yards301451
Passing209307
Rushing92144
Penalties10-1155-29
3rd Down Conversions4-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-5
Turnovers03
Possession31:4328:17

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith13/242098.730
UC DavisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Denham27/483076.412

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hilliard32953.0016
Smith221.011
UC DavisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Trombetta191146.0015
Carter33511.7123

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Deadder58617.2038
Washington48120.3335
UC DavisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter810413.0021
Grant7608.6120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACUCD
TD11:57Tony Washington 29 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Kyle Hill Run For Two-Point Conversion) 80
TD06:52Tony Washington 35 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 150
TD01:23Dean Rogers 1 Yd Run (Sean Kelley Kick) 157
SECOND QUARTERSACUCD
TD12:09Chris Carter 23 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1513
TD03:32Jason Smith 1 Yd Run (Juan Gamboa Kick) 2213
THIRD QUARTERSACUCD
TD11:47Tony Washington 2 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 2913
FOURTH QUARTERSACUCD
TD05:56Bakari Grant 3 Yd Pass From Greg Denham (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2919