November 17, 2012
UC Davis beats Sacramento State in 59th Causeway Classic to send coach Biggs out a winner

"Blue Sky Biggs."

That's what UC Davis football coach Bob Biggs said his nickname could be if the heavens held off the rain today in the 59th Causeway Classic.


Talk about working wonders in his farewell act.

In his farewell game as an Aggie, the revered UCD coach Biggs rejoiced in a gutty 34-27 victory over Sacramento State in Davis. It was Biggs' final effort for UCD, a place he has called home since his freshman season at quarterback in 1969.

Randy Wright threw the clinching touchdown and the Aggies didn't have to endure the sort of wind and rain that hammered the Causeway Classic in 2010 at Aggie Stadium. UCD was outgained 480-327 in yards but made big plays, and the Hornets were undone by special teams gaffes.

Biggs was involved in 40 Causeway games as a player, an assistant coach and , for the past 20 seasons, head coach for UCD. His third consecutive Causeway triumph gave Biggs a 16-4 record against the Hornets as a head coach and 27-9 overall as an assistant or head.

Biggs said in retirement he will take courses in Spanish, learn to play the guitar and travel the world. UCD finished 4-7.

Garret Safron passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns for Sac State, which needed a win to cling to its slim playoff hopes.

For more, check The Bee after midnight here or in Sunday's print edition.

Bee file photo of Bob Biggs by Brian Baer

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