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.
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.
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 Tailgate FieldIf you’re only looking to tailgate for one or two home games during the season, then the Aggie Tailgate Field is the place for you. You’ll be able to tailgate here on a game by game basis, just make sure to get here early as the spaces fill up quickly.
Lot 56Those of you who want to see some of the best tailgates UC Davis has to offer will want to stop by Lot 56. Lot 56 is where a lot of the season ticket holders tailgate making it a great place to meet fellow die-hard Aggies fans.
UC Davis Aggies Stadium Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Today’s the day the Aggies will fight! Fight! Fight!
Hail to California
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 —
over all the West,
Fighting ‘neath her standard
We shall sure prevail-
California Alma Mater,
Hail! Hail! Hail!
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!
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,
And for the Blue and Gold.