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FCS College Football Program Pulled An Upset Over An FBS Team Last Night

San Jose State football's CEFCU Stadium.

There have been some close calls elsewhere in the college football world, but we finally got an FCS over an FBS win in California last night.

It was pretty definitive as well.

UC Davis scored on its opening drive of the game, and after briefly surrendering the lead midway through the first quarter, led the balance of the game against San Jose State.

The Aggies scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first quarter, aided by an interception of Spartans quarterback Josh Love, to go up 21-14. From there, they never surrendered the lead again.

UC Davis football, which plays in the Big Sky Conference, beat the Mountain West's San Jose State 44-38.

The deficit was worse than that for much of the second half. SJSU scored on its final possession of the game to cut the Aggies lead to eight.

Quarterback Jake Maier had a massive game for UC Davis, putting up 446 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Ulonzo Gilliam rushed for 132 yards and added two scores on the ground, and caught another.

UC Davis was just 5-6 last season, but it does have a coach with some big-time college football experience. The Aggies are lead by Dan Hawkins, former head coach at Boise State during the Broncos' rise to college football prominence, as well as Colorado.

The last few years have been a real struggle for San Jose State. Brent Brennan was 2-11 in his first year with the Spartans last fall, and now starts out with a big loss to what should have been one of the easiest teams on its schedule.

The team last went to a bowl in 2015, when Ron Caragher's team won the Cure Bowl against Georgia State, and finished 6-7. The team received a bowl bid that season at 5-7, thanks to a high APR score, and a lack of bowl-eligible teams to fill all of the open bids. Mike MacIntyre was the last person to really succeed there, when he went 10-2 in 2012. He parlayed that into the Colorado job.

There was another close call last night, but Louisiana-Monroe managed to block a 37-yard game-tying field goal attempt in the game's final moments against Southeastern Louisiana 34-31. Last weekend, Rice edged our Prairie View A&M on a last second field goal.