Football coach Dan Hawkins started off Homecoming with a booming cheer thanking the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! at Pajamarino Friday (Oct. 12), and that mood would continue throughout the weekend.
The weekend started with the traditional pajama-clad parade route through Davis — with a new route that started on campus — and ended with an overtime win in front of 11,000 people — the largest crowd ever recorded at Aggie Stadium.
Here’s a look at some of the weekend's activities:
This year, Pajamarino started in Vanderhoef Quad before marching through campus and into downtown Davis. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
One thing that didn't change about Pajamarino: The traditional bedtime garb for the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! and attendees. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Brewfest kicked off Saturday's activities, allowing attendees to sample beer from more than two dozen breweries. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
Kelly Ratliff, vice chancellor of Finance, Operations and Administration, speaks at a tailgate Saturday while Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter and other attendees look on. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
The chancellor spent Homecoming with his family: From left, Simone May, LeShelle May, Jordan May and Chancellor Gary S. May. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
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Quarterback Jake Maier threw five touchdowns during Saturday's 44-37 win, which was the Aggies' first overtime game since 2009 — another win. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Jared Harrell, a wide receiver majoring in human development, had nine catches for 97 yards. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
With Saturday's win, the Aggies moved into first place in the Big Sky Conference and No. 10 in the STATS FCS poll. UC Davis’ next home game is Nov. 3 against Northern Arizona University. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
Kevin Blue: Biggest crowd in Aggie Stadium history, incredible comeback OT win for @UCDfootball to claim solo lead in @BigSkyFB... Thank you to the students, alumni, and fans who made the atmosphere electric and @ucdavis Homecoming 2018 an amazing experience for all! . Follow Dateline UC Davis on Twitter