Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hiautus: (hi-a-tus) an interruption in time or continuity : break; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted

Ah, to be back. Just shy of two months later, the Blog is attempting to make yet another comeback. Many have fallen short, but hopefully this attempt will succeed. Certainly, if successful, the Blog will be up for the Comeback Blog of the Year. It has been since July 20 since I (Brett) have made an appearance on the blog, and a tragic 319 days (October 31, 2009) since CJ has graced his presence on here. The blog, after all, was his idea, but I imagine that reality of spending 10 minutes scribing about sports is just too much for his busy schedule to handle. Forgive him, I guess.

Time to stop my inevitable ability to digress. Sports chat, here we go:

The UC Davis Aggies suffered a 41-33 loss this past weekend at home against the Portland State Vikings. This poor defensive effort came one week after the Aggies were simply physically overmatched in a 52-3 loss to FBS school Cal. The Vikings controled things from the start, en route to racking up 435 total yards of offense against Davis. 257 yards rushing, including 63 from versitile Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh, kept the Aggies off balance all day. Despite forcing 3 turnovers on defense, Davis committed 4 of their own, split between fumbles and 2 interceptions from freshman quarterback Randy Wright. 8,235 fans saw the Aggies drop the home opener, a prelude to a 3-game roadtrip that includes the University of San Diego this upcoming weekend, Weber State on September 25, and FBS school San Jose State on October 2. Remember back to August 30, 2008, when the Aggies opened the season at San Jose State. A strong defense performance was unfortunately culminated by a Spartans go-ahead touchdown with 8 seconds remaining. The Aggies will be eager to avenge that frustrating day, seeking their second win over an FBS school since 2005. ((EDIT: Couldn't help but include THIS video))

But priorities turn the Aggies attention to this Saturday, a 6:05 kickoff against University of San Diego (0-2), who shares an equal record with Davis. The last time the two met, the Toreros secured a 28-20 win to close out the 2008 season.

Other headlining Aggie football news of late, is that the team announced the will join the Big Sky Conference beginning in 2012. This is only a move by the football team, while other Aggie sports will remain in their respective Big West, MPSF, or other conferences.

Go Ags!