The UC Davis Aggies led by Ulonzo Gilliam and Jake Maier beat the Portland State Vikings 45-28. The Win moves the Aggies record to 5-5 over and 3-3 in conference play. This win keeps the Aggies alive in the playoff race.
The Aggies offense was impressive in against the Vikings; they racked up a season-high 649 total yards. UC Davis came out firing on offense; the running game with Gilliam was working, and Maier was on point passing.
Jake Maier played a great game; he threw for 383 yards on 27 out of 38 passing. Also, he threw for four touchdown passes. Maier was on point most of the game; he completed passes to nine different receivers keeping the Vikings defense off balance. Maier has another 3,000 season under his belt with 3,057 passing yards. He also has a total of 27 touchdown passes.
Ulonzo Gilliam had a career day running the ball; he rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. It was the fifth-highest rushing total in UC Davis history. Along with the rushing yards, Gilliam averaged 8.3 yards per carry. Gilliam ripped off a 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Aggies a 24-14 lead. With his Career game, Gilliam now has 1,055 rushing yards for the season.
Lance Babb II
Babb is another player that had a career day with his ten catches 168 yards and three touchdowns. Babb caught Maier’s first touchdown pass of the game with a 26-yard pass. With UC Davis up by only three points, Babb caught a 23-yard pass to put, the Aggies up 31-21. His longest touchdown was a 44-yard pass from Maier. Maier and Babb were clicking all day.
Khris Vaughn caught five passes for 121 yards and one touchdown. Maier hit Vaughn on an outstanding 58-yard touchdown pass when Vaught jumped and took the ball away from defended than ran it in for the touchdown. That touchdown pushed the Aggie lead to 38-28. Khris Vaughn leads the Aggies in receiving yards (593) and touchdown catches (8).
Nick Eaton played an excellent defensive game; he had eight tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles. Eaton is a heck of a player and leads the Aggies with 6.5 and forced fumbles with 5. Nick Eaton has been a bright spot for the Aggies defense
Brandon Jamison had five tackles and two sacks. The sacks were his first two of the season.