UC Davis Aggies Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Dan Hawkins

Team Mascot: Gunrock the Mustang

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 10743

City / State: Davis / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle for the Golden Horseshoe

Rival Team: Cal Poly Mustangs

The Battle for the Golden Horseshoe takes place each year between Cal Poly and UC Davis. The two schools first met on the gridiron in 1939. However, the rivalry didn’t officially begin until 2004. The all-time series between these two is tied at 20-20-2 all-time, so come out and cheer on the Aggies as they look to break the tie.

Causeway Classic

Rival Team: Sacramento State Hornets

The Causeway Classic between Sacramento State and UC Davis is one of the biggest game of the year on the Aggies’ calendar. The two California-based rivals have played every year since 1954, and in 1961 the Causeway Carriage trophy was added to the rivalry. You won’t want to miss it when the Hornets and Aggies clash, so make sure to be in attendance when Sacramento State comes to town.

UC Davis Aggies Tailgate Guide


Tailgating before an Aggies game may be relatively new having taken off in 2010, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty of dedicated tailgaters outside UC Davis Health Stadium. Aggies fans love to tailgate, and the majority of them arrive four hours before the game to kick off the tailgating festivities. Lot 56 and the Aggie Tailgate Field are packed with tailgaters on game days creating a fun game day feeling outside the stadium.

One of the best parts of any Aggies tailgate is the Victory March. Before the game the Aggies football team, Aggie Spirit Squad, Gunrock, and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! parade to the stadium creating quite the sight. You won’t find a better way to get into the game day spirit than the Victory March, so make sure to check it out.

Additionally, if you’re bringing kids to the game, stop by the Aggie Pride Festival and enjoy all the kids’ activities. You’ll also find plenty of food and drinks here, so if you don’t want to set a tailgate party yourself, you can grab a bite to eat here.

Tailgating before an Aggies game is an excellent experience, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to UC Davis.


Victory March

Don’t miss the Victory March and pre-game performances by the Aggie Spirit Squad, Gunrock, and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!. The Victory March is a fantastic way to get into the Aggies game day spirit, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see your favorite players up close before the game.

Aggie Pride Festival

Check out the Aggie Pride Festival before the game. The Aggie Pride Festival features food, drinks, kids activities, and much more making it a one stop entertainment hub before an Aggies game.

Tavernetti Victory Bell

Get a picture with the Tavernetti Victory Bell as you make your way into the stadium. The bell is rang for every point the Aggies score during a home victory, so get a glimpse of it before the game.

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Where to tailgate

UC Davis Aggies Stadium Guide

In Game

The fans at Aggies games do an excellent job of getting behind their team. All throughout the game, you’ll hear UC Davis fans cheering on their team no matter what the score and no section is better at doing so than the Aggie Pack. The Aggie Pack make it difficult for any opponent to walk out of UC Davis Health Stadium with a W, so enjoy their cheers and chants during your visit to UC Davis.

The Aggie Pack aren’t the only ones who create a great atmosphere inside UC Davis Health Stadium. The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! is a big part of games as well. The band’s pre-game and halftime shows are superb, and during the game, they provide a festive atmosphere as well.

Finally, enjoy the appearances by the Spirit Squad and Gunrock. The cheer and dance teams put on spectacular performances, and if you enjoy mascots, you won’t want to miss Gunrock either.

A UC Davis football game is an excellent FCS game day experience, so plan your trip to UC Davis today.

Things to check out

Aggie Pack Fire Truck

Don’t miss the Aggie Pack Fire Truck when attending a UC Davis game. The Aggie Pack Fire Truck is a can’t-miss part of any Aggies game, and its whistle is blown after every Aggies touchdown and victory.

Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!

Enjoy the performance of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! throughout the game. The band puts on a fantastic show and livens up the atmosphere with their tunes making them one of the best parts of any Aggies football game.

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Aggie Pack

The Aggie Pack is the name of the student section at UC Davis, and they do a phenomenal job of supporting the Aggies during the game. All through the game, you’ll hear their cheers and chants as they propel the Aggies to victory.

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Gunrock the Mustang

Give the Aggies mascot Gunrock a high-five if you see him around the stadium. Gunrock gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game making him a fun part of any game, so keep an eye out for him when attending a UC Davis game.

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Spirit Squad

The UC Davis Spirit Squad puts on an excellent performance at every game. Whether it's the cheerleaders pumping up the crowd or the dance team dazzling you with their moves, don’t miss the UC Davis Spirit Squad’s performances throughout the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Aggies Fight Song

    Lift up your voices, now’s the time to sing
    This is the day the Victory Bell will ring
    Loyal Aggies, all for one
    Never stopping ’til we’ve won
    Because the Mustang will show our team the way to fight
    Charging the enemy with all his might
    Let’s go!
    Let’s win!
    Today’s the day the Aggies will fight! Fight! Fight!

  2. Hail to California

    Alma Mater

    Hail to California,
    Alma Mater Dear.
    Sing the joyful chorus,
    Sound it far and near.

    Rally ’round her banner,
    We will never fail.
    California Alma Mater,
    Hail! Hail! Hail!

    Hail to California,
    queen in whom
    we’re blest —
    Spreading light
    and goodness
    over all the West,

    Fighting ‘neath her standard
    We shall sure prevail-
    California Alma Mater,
    Hail! Hail! Hail!

  3. Big C

    We are sons of California,
    Fighting for the Gold and Blue,
    Palms of glory we will win
    For Alma Mater’s true.
    Sac State’s men
    Will soon be routed
    By our dazzling ‘C’,
    We’ll stomp’em in the mud,
    Their green will turn to blood,
    In our hour of victory!

  4. Sons of California

    We’re sons of California,
    A loyal company,
    All shout for California
    While we strive for victory.
    All sing a joyful chorus
    As her banner we unfold,
    The hurrah
    For California,
    And for the Blue and Gold.

  5. Bossy Cow Cow

    Bossy Cow Cow
    Honey Bee Bee
    Oleo Margarine
    Oleo Butterine
    Alfalfa, Hay!!!


  6. U-C-D First Down!

    After every first down the PA announcers say, “That was a…” and the crowd responds with “U-C-D First Down!” while pointing in the direction the team is moving.

    That was a….
    U-C-D first down!

  7. Go Ags!

    The student section yells, “Go!” and the alumni section responds with “Ags!”


UC Davis Aggies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Froggy’s Grill

    Froggys Bar

    Enjoy a really good brunch at a decent price!

    726 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. 3rd & U Cafe

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    This place has a great selection of beer and food is great!

    223 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. University of Beer

    University of Beer

    Featuring a rotating, wide selection of local and foreign beer, you will be sure to find something you love.

    615 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Ohana Hawaiian BBQ

    Ohana Hawaiian

    Counter-serve operation in a strip mall preparing rustic Hawaiian BBQ & seafood bites, plus sides.

    825 Russell Blvd #20a, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $

  5. Burgers and Brew

    burger fries Burgers and Brew

    Along with the food, Burgers & Brew has an extensive knowledge of craft beer with over 30 taps to prove it.

    403 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Davis’s Piñata Mexican Grill


    Amazingly flavorful Mexican food that's got an expansive menu!

    305 1st St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  7. The Mustard Seed

    Timbermine Steakhouse steak Caseys Restaurant

    Restore Your Spirit, wine and dine in the rustic elegance of our cabin in the trees inside by the fire or outside on our garden patio.

    222 D St #11, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  8. Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine

    Sams Mediterranean Cuisine shawarma fries

    A great source of mouth-watering, flavorful Mediterranean food!

    301 B St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    asian - $

  9. Crepeville

    salad Crepeville

    Minutes away from U.C Davis, Delicious Crepes, Amazing Salads, Sandwiches, A Bomb Burger, Soups, and Mouth-Watering Pastas.

    330 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  10. Ali Baba

    Ali Baba

    They say that local honey is the cure to allergies, we use local honey in our burritos, so technically eating our burritos helps your allergies.

    220 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    asian - $

  11. Cafe Bernardo

    sandwich Cafe Bernardo

    Cafe Bernardo is a comfortable place to go anytime for fresh, high quality food at a reasonable price.

    234 D St, Davis, CA 95616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$