The UC Davis Aggies head down to San Diego to take on the Toreros. The game will be played on Saturday at 2 p.m at Torero Stadium. Last week UC Davis lost to the California Bears 27-13, the Aggies sprinted out to a 10-0 lead, but Cal’s running game and defense took over and were too much for the Aggies. San Diego played Cal Poly last weekend and was demolished 52-34, at one time the Toreros were behind 52-14.
Run The Ball
The Toreros defense gave up 386 rushing yards and four touchdowns last week against Cal Poly. The touchdown runs were 87, 3, 38, 34 yards. Aggies running back Ulonzo Gilliam had a solid game against the Bears last week rushing for 89 yards on 18 rushes. He could have more yards, but UC Davis fail behind and had to pass to try to get back into the game. Look for the Aggies to run the ball a lot in this game, Gilliam should be licking his chops to face the Toreros run defense. I think Gilliam could have a career day rushing the ball.
Stop The Run
The Aggies gave up 233 rushing yards to Cal last week. One hundred ninety-seven of that came from running back Christopher Brown Jr. Look for the Toreros to try to run the ball to keep their horrid defense off the field. UC Davis should play eight-man in the box and force San Diego to pass. Toreros quarterback Reid Sinnett threw for 416 yards and four touchdowns last week but also threw three interceptions. A lot of Sinnett passing yards were due to San Diego falling behind early. It was Sinnett first collegiate start. Once the Aggies stop the run, they should look to put some pressure on Sinnett early to make him uncomfortable.
Get Jake Maier Back On Track
Jake Maier struggled against Cal’s defense. He threw for 173 yards and only averaged 4.7 per attempt. With San Diego’s defense having trouble stopping the run, they will concentrate on stopping the run first. That will open up the passing attack for Maier and the Aggies. San Diego gave up passing touchdowns of 60 yards and 55 yards last week to Cal Poly. Look for the Aggies to take some shots down the field early in the game due to one on one coverage on the outside.