Causeway Classic

Causeway Classic

The Causeway Classic is the annual College football game between the UC Davis Aggies and the Sacramento State Hornets. In the past, the Causeway Carriage was transported to the winner of the game at the loser's expense. Today, the teams exchange a Causeway Classic Trophy made from cement taken from the Yolo Causeway.

History of the Game

The two teams first played each other in 1954 and have played every year since. [http://www.csus.edu/pubaf/journal/fall2003/26causeway.htm Journal: 50 Years - Hooray for Causeway ] ] The 54th Causewayhttp://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/11/05/Sports/Eight.And.Counting.Against.Hornets-3078106.shtml] (and 55th matchup, see results below) was held on November 3, 2007 at Hornet Stadium. From 2008 onwards Davis-hosted games will be held at Aggie Stadium. Sacramento State-hosted Causeway's are held at Hornet Stadium.

The name "Causeway Classic" began to be used in the early 1980's and is credited to former Sacramento State sports information director Mike Duncan. The word "causeway" refers to the Yolo Causeway, which is the long bridge on Interstate 80 over the Yolo Bypass that connects Davis, California and Sacramento, California.

Trophy

Since 1961, the winning team has received the Causeway Carriage, an authentic 19th century carriage, as the trophy. Today, the Carriage is no longer exchanged between the two teams; instead, a trophy made from cement from the Yolo Causeway is awarded to the winner.


=Football Results=

UC Davis leads the series overall with 39 wins and 16 losses. The teams met twice in 1988, once for the Causeway and again for the NCAA Division II championship.

* 1950-1959 UCD won 4 times, SAC won 2 times
* 1960-1969 UCD won 3 times, SAC won 7 times
* 1970-1979 UCD won 10 times, SAC won 0 times
* 1980-1989 UCD won 8 times, SAC won 2 times (post-season: UCD won 0 times, SAC won 1 time)
* 1990-1999 UCD won 6 times, SAC won 4 times
* 2000-2007 UCD won 8 times, SAC won 0 times

Other sports

The two schools also have "Causeway Classic" competitions in baseball, volleyball, and track. There is now an all-sports trophy called "The Causeway Cup." Initiated with UCD's move to Div. I, the two schools created a trophy for all sports. In the inaugural cup in 2004-05, UCD claimed the trophy, however, SAC won the trophy in 2005-06 with a total score of 66.25-38.75 and again in 2006-2007 with a total score of 52.66-52.34. In 2007-2008, UCD reclaimed the trophy with a total score of 67.5-37.5. [http://www.hornetsports.com/athletic_dept/CausewayCup0708.asp]

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