Greetings from Davis.
We're about 10 minutes from kickoff. Temperature is 60 degrees and win is out of the NWN at 9 mph, although the breeze appears to a little stronger than what the weather channel claims.
Mitch Sutton (shoulder), Ismael Bamba (arch) and Devin Benjamin (knee) didn't practice much during the week but will go today.
Crowd should be around 10,000. Aggie Stadium is a great venue.
There are about 100 UND fans here, including UND President Robert Kelley.
UC Davis receives and picks up two first downs. Chris Carter makes one-handed catch on first play for 11 yards. UC Davis has to punt
UC Davis punts to UND's 1
Bamba drops third-down pass that would have given Sioux first down. Brandon Hellevang follows with 61-yard punt.
UC Davis driving, Greg Denham's 27-yard pass to Sean Creadick gives UCD first down at Sioux 18
Chris Carter 15 pass from Greg Denham, Sean Kelly kick, 4:32 remaining. UCD 7, UND 0
Sioux three-and-out on next possession. Sioux elect to punt on fourth-and-1 at UCD 46. Hellevang's punt goes to UCD 5
UCD punts, Mercerau's 14-yard return gives UND first down at UCD 30. On first play, Sioux botch an end-around as Bamba gets tripped up the UND player and fumbles. Sioux now have third-and-21 at 41. Sioux punt, waste good scoring opportunity.
End of first quarter, UCD 7, UND 0
UND's three possessions are all three-and-out. Defense is playing OK but has been on the field a lot, not a good sign as the game progresses. Offense has to find some kind of rhythm.
Conor Kirkpatrick 34 pass from Denham, Kelly kick, 13:42 remaining. UCD 14, UND 0
Brent Goska in at QB for Sioux, gains 37 yards on his first play. Sioux driving
Marcus Tibesar 1 pass from Goska, Hellevang kick, 9:06 remaining. UCD 14, UND 7
Sioux go for it on fourth-and-goal from inside the 1. Goska rolls right, looks like he was going to run and then flips pass to Tibesar who kept his feet inbounds just across the goal line
Teams trade punts
Glad to see the Bison fan who is totally obsessed with UND is here for the day.
Halftime: UCD 14, UND 7 Sioux have 120 yards offense, most of it coming with Goska at QB. UC Davis has 235 yards.
Goska has given UND's offense a much-needed jump-start. It will be interesting to see UCD's defensive adjustments in the second half.
Sioux go three-and-out on first possession. Goska run on first down loses 3 yards.
UCD goes three-and-out. Sioux have possession at UCD 26. Landry back at QB
Sioux go three-and-out. UCD first down at its 19
UCD punts to UND 28
Hellevang 52 field goal, 2:36 remaining, UC Davis 14, UND 10
A 15-yard personal foul penalty on UCD allows the Sioux to keep their drive going.
Kenny Watkins picks off Denham at Sioux 30. Landry passed 11 yards to Chris Anderson.
Sioux have third-and-7 at the UCD 16. Sioux call time. Landry can't find open receiver, loses four yards.
Hellevang 37 field goal, 0:27 remaining. UC Davis 14, UND 13
Josh Reese 1 run, Kelly kick, 10:53 remaining. UC Davis 21, UND 13.
UC Davis puts together a balanced drive to go up by eight. Sioux down and going into the wind.
Goska back in at quarterback
Landry in. Landry picked off by Kenny Brown, who returns ball to Sioux 23. Pass was intended for Bamba and Brown gets the pick off of a deflection.
UC Davis first-and-goal at 8.
Carter 8 pass from Denham, Kelly kick, 7:33 remaining. UC Davis 28, UND 13
Sioux driving, third-and-12 at the UCD 21
Ryan Konrath 21 pass from Landry, Hellevang kick, 3:37 remaining.
UCD recovers onside kick at Sioux 42. UND player had a hand on the ball but couldn't hang on.
UCD picks up first down out of the Wildcat. UCD has first down at Sioux 31. UND out of timeouts with 2:43 left.
UCD fourth-and-6 from Sioux 27, time out. 31 seconds to go
UND first down at its 23, 26 seconds to go
UND fumbles trying to make something happen.
FINAL: UCD 28, UND 20