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Gilliam Sparks 34-0 Finish In home-Opening Victory For UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. — Redshirt freshman running back and reigning Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week Ulonzo Gilliam rushed for three touchdowns, including two during a run of 34 unanswered Aggie points to finish the game, helping UC Davis assemble a 54-21 win over San Diego in collegiate football action at Aggie Stadium Saturday night.

The Aggies, playing in their home opener, improve to 2-0 for the year. The Toreros even their season mark to 1-1.

Gilliam scored his first touchdown on a one-yard plunge less than six minutes into the contest, then ran for back-to-back 11-yarders at 2:50 in the third quarter and 14:32 in the fourth, respectively. His second overall touchdown reversed USD’s brief 21-20 lead, and began UC Davis’ outburst of scoring to close out the contest.

Junior quarterback Jake Maier completed 24 of 48 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown to sophomore wideout Jared Harrell, who led the receiving corps with 6-for-81 stats. Gilliam had 46 yards on 16 carries, while also posting 36 receiving yards. Oddly, Gilliam’s longest reception was for five yards, as another 29 ticks came from a Keelan Doss lateral in the third quarter.

Senior cornerback Vincent White highlighted the Aggie defense with three pass break-ups plus a 48 interception return for a touchdown, the latter of which also came as part of the 34-0 finish.

For USD, quarterback Anthony Lawrence threw for 274 yards and a touchdown, while senior corner Arrion Archie led the Torero defense with 10 stops.

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