SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jake Maier threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns and UC Davis beat San Jose State 44-38 on Thursday night for the first FCS-FBS upset of the season.
On the first play of the second half, UC Davis extended its lead to 16 points with its first safety since 2016.
SJSU pulled within 37-31 on the last play of the third quarter as Bailey Gaither raced for a 79-yard catch-and-run touchdown up the middle. But UC Davis answered with a six-play, 65-yard scoring drive, culminating in Ulonzo Gilliam's 18-yard touchdown catch.
SJSU went on an 80-yard drive to make it 44-38 with 1:24 left, but UC Davis ran out the clock.
Maier, last season's Big Sky newcomer of the year, completed 25 of 34 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Gilliam added two rushing TDs in the opening half. UCD outscored SJSU 21-7 in the second quarter for a 35-21 halftime lead.
Keelan Doss, last year's Walter Payton Award national finalist, caught 11 passes for 85 yards for UC Davis. Gilliam became the ninth Aggie to score three touchdowns in a single game.
SJSU running back Tyler Nevens, who scored two touchdowns, was taken off the field in a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet collision.
Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night.
John Baron made three field goals, including the winning 38-yarder in overtime, to help San Diego State beat Eastern Michigan 23-20 on Saturday night.
Utah State running back Gerold Bright takes the hand off then shows off the speed scoring a 70-yard TD.
John Baron II makes a 39-yard field goal right down the middle to secure the 23-20 win for San Diego State.
Jake Browning threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter, added a third TD toss early in the fourth quarter, and No. 10 Washington outlasted Arizona State 27-20 on Saturday night.
The Sooners were tested at home, but the normally-prolific offense got a lift from the defense to overcome a missed FG at the end of regulation.