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The Causeway Classic is the annual College football game between the Sacramento State Hornets and the UC Davis Aggies. 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.

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History of the Game

The two teams first played each other in 1954 and have played every year since.[1] The 54th Causeway[2] (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 1980s and is credited to former Sacramento State sports information director Mike Duncan.[1] 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

UC Davis leads the series since the introduction of the Causeway Carriage with 35 wins to Sacramento State's 15. Davis also leads all-time, 39 to 18.[3]

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Game results

Pre-trophy games

# Date Winner Score Location
  1   October 9, 1954 UC Davis 14-0  Sacramento 
2 October 15, 1955 UC Davis 29-0 Davis
3 October 13, 1956 UC Davis  33-26  Sacramento
4  November 17, 1957   Sacramento State  29-0 Davis
 
# Date Winner Score Location
  5    November 15, 1958  UC Davis  22-14  Davis
6 November 14, 1959  Sacramento State  21-6 Davis
7 November 19, 1960 Sacramento State 31-0  Sacramento 

Trophy games

# Date Winner Score Location
8  November 17, 1961  UC Davis 14-0 Davis
9 November 17, 1962  Sacramento State  26-7  Sacramento 
 10  November 16, 1963 UC Davis 17-8 Davis
11 November 14, 1964 Sacramento State 27-0 Sacramento
12 November 5, 1965 UC Davis  20-14  Davis
13 October 29, 1966 Sacramento State 34-26 Sacramento
14 October 20, 1967 Sacramento State 23-6 Davis
15 October 12, 1968 Sacramento State 24-7 Sacramento
16 October 4, 1969 Sacramento State 18-10 Davis
17 November 21, 1970 UC Davis 28-0 Sacramento
18 November 13, 1971 UC Davis 24-17 Davis
19 November 4, 1972 UC Davis 17-16 Sacramento
20 October 27, 1973 UC Davis 24-15 Davis
21 October 26, 1974 UC Davis 22-17 Sacramento
22 October 18, 1975 UC Davis 38-3 Davis
23 October 23, 1976 UC Davis 34-0 Sacramento
24 October 15, 1977 UC Davis 28-0 Davis
25 October 14, 1978 UC Davis 39-0 Sacramento
26 October 6, 1979 UC Davis 32-7 Davis
27 October 4, 1980 UC Davis 16-6 Sacramento
28 November 21, 1981 UC Davis 21-13 Davis
29 November 13, 1982 UC Davis 51-6 Davis
30 November 12, 1983 UC Davis 52-14 Sacramento
31 November 17, 1984 UC Davis 38-21 Davis
32 November 23, 1985 UC Davis 37-30 Sacramento
 
# Date Winner Score Location
 33   November 15, 1986  UC Davis 29-6 Davis
34 November 14, 1987 UC Davis  28-10   Sacramento 
35 September 24, 1988  Sacramento State  31-28 Davis
36 November 19, 1988 Sacramento State 35-14 Davis
37 September 23, 1989 Sacramento State 21-20 Sacramento
38 September 22, 1990 Sacramento State 16-12 Sacramento
39 October 5, 1991 Sacramento State 50-18 Sacramento
40 October 3, 1992 UC Davis 21-14 Sacramento
41 November 13, 1993 UC Davis 47-32 Sacramento
42 October 8, 1994 UC Davis 27-24 Davis
43 October 28, 1995 UC Davis 52-42 Sacramento
44 September 21, 1996 Sacramento State 27-24 Davis
45 September 20, 1997 UC Davis 36-28 Sacramento
46 September 19, 1998 UC Davis 35-17 Davis
47 September 18, 1999 Sacramento State 48-27 Sacramento
48 October 28, 2000 UC Davis 13-10 Sacramento
49 October 27, 2001 UC Davis 43-0 Sacramento
50 October 5, 2002 UC Davis 38-21 Sacramento
51 October 4, 2003 UC Davis 31-27 Sacramento
52 September 25, 2004 UC Davis 58-23 Davis
53 September 24, 2005 UC Davis 37-7 Sacramento
54 November 18, 2006 UC Davis 30-16 Davis
55 November 3, 2007 UC Davis 31-26 Sacramento
56 November 8, 2008 Sacramento State 29-19 Davis
57 November 21, 2009 Sacramento State 31-28 Sacramento

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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.[1]

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