UC Davis Causeway Classic, Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Bring your rain slickers and your foam fingers because UC Davis is going to crush Sac State in this weekend’s 59th annual Causeway Classic football game. Kickoff is at Aggie Stadium at 3:00 p.m. We’ve won 40 of the last 58 games, including the last two. Tickets are going fast, get ’em while they’re hot, er, dry!
According to the UC Davis web site:
The Yolo Causeway is a 3.2-mile long elevated highway viaduct on Interstate 80 that crosses the Yolo Bypass floodplain and connects the cities of Sacramento, California and Davis, California. Work on the Yolo Causeway was completed in 1916 and for the first time allowing year-round travel between the State Capital and San Francisco despite the area’s regular floods. This causeway, which became part of I-80, was California’s first highway project financed by the sale of highway bonds. The current Yolo Causeway was built in 1962.
The Causeway Classic football game was established in 1954 between the University of California, Davis and California State University of Sacramento. 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 universities; instead, an authentic core of one the many pillars that hold up the Yolo Causeway is awarded to the winner.
UC Davis will try to finish 2012 on a strong note while sending retiring head coach Bob Biggs out with a win as the Aggies host rival Sacramento State on Saturday in the 59th annual Causeway Classic.