2021 FCS Season Preview: UC Davis Aggies

UC Davis had an impressive Spring Season as they went 3-2 with both losses within two scores were to ranked opponents. The Aggies were offered a spot to the playoffs, but Coach Hawkins felt it would be better for the team to rest up and regroup for the Fall. With a strong Spring resume and a good culture that Hawkins has established in Davis, CA the Aggies have a great chance to make another good run towards the top of the Big Sky. Could UCD be the Dark Horse of the Conference?

Schedule

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Aggie Stadium. Capacity 10,743. Photo via AthletesInAction.

Key Players

Ulonzo Gilliam – Running Back – 5’9” 189 lbs. – Junior

Gilliam is one of the star rookie running backs from the 2017/2018 recruiting class. In 2019, he tallied 1298 yards and 11 touchdowns. This star back is an integral part of the offensive power of the team and will be essential to making a playoff push.

Jordan Perryman – Defensive Back – 6’0” 202 lbs. – Junior

Perryman is a defender in the true sense of the word as he defends passes, creates interceptions, and forces fumbles. Coach Hawkins has a special talent in the secondary that should be allowed to roam as he sees fit including rushing the edge if necessary.

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Coach Dan Hawkins. Coaching record

Predicted Finish

Fourth. The Aggies have a great foundation and are now establishing a strong football culture behind Coach Hawkins. They may not have enough firepower offensively to win the conference outright, but the ever-hardy Aggies have been able to knock off the top competition at times. Outside of the FBS Tulsa, @ Weber State, and vs. Eastern Washington all of the Aggies games are relatively average in difficulty.

Records
Best: 10-1
Worst: 5-6
Predicted: 8-3 (6-2)

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