DAVIS, Calif. -- One of the Big Sky Conference's newest members celebrated its first league home game by blasting one of the conference's charter members.
UC Davis steamrolled Weber State 37-13 on Saturday at Aggies Stadium as the Wildcats suffered through another disastrous first half.
Davis (2-3, 1-1), which joined the league as a football-only affiliate in July, earned its first Big Sky win in school history. Weber State (0-5, 0-2 Big Sky) is winless through five games for the first time since 2004.
Aggies quarterback Randy Wright completed 20 of 30 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Dalton Turay only rushed for 32 yards and had 30 yards receiving but ran for three first-half touchdowns and linebacker Byron Gruendl had two interceptions.
Weber State was beaten up on the front lines as UC Davis defenders sacked Weber State quarterback Mike Hoke four times for negative-37 yards and held the Wildcats to 92 yards rushing.
Hoke completed 26-of-42 passing for 268 yards and one touchdown to go with three interceptions.
Weber State lost big despite outgaining UC Davis 360-342 by turning the ball over five times -- three interceptions and two fumbles -- and having a punt blocked.
Aggies fans celebrated Oktoberfest before the game and kept the party going by watching UC Davis charge out to a 31-0 halftime lead.
"I was surprised at how we started," Weber State coach Jody Sears said. "They went hurry-up on us and I was surprised at how we reacted to it because that's normal. That's something that we do it every day. I felt like we got caught on our heels right at the beginning and we didn't make enough plays in that first half to put ourselves in position to give ourselves a chance."
Weber State has not yet scored a point in a first quarter this season and has been outscored by a grand total of 110-12 in first halves in its first five games.
The Aggies, whose only previous win was against Division II Azusa Pacific, took only 1:45 to put up their first points as Tim Benton made a 17-yard one-handed grab as he fell into the end zone.
After an interception set up a 44-yard Brady Stuart field goal, the Aggies struck again by blocking Tony Epperson's punt and turning a short field into six points with another short Turay scoring run. Turay added one more TD dive in the half as the Wildcats fell behind by its largest first half deficit -- 31 points -- in a season of bad first halves.
The Wildcats finally scored a first-half touchdown when Hoke found Xavian Johnson for 20 yards to convert a third-and-18 in the final minute of the half. Davis helped WSU with a roughing the passer penalty on the play and Erik Walker became the first Wildcat to find paydirt before halftime this season when he hauled in a 20-yard pass with 25 seconds remaining.
Walker caught three passes for a career-high 88 yards.
In the second half, the Wildcats limited the Aggies to a pair of fourth-quarter field goals and Hoke leaped over a defender at the goal line for a two-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter.
WSU falls to 1-2 all-time against Davis.
Weber State returns home to face another new member of the Big Sky Conference when Cal Poly comes to Stewart Stadium on Friday night.
* WSU NOTES: The Wildcats, along with other college football teams, wore logo patches on Saturday to support research to fight muscular dystrophy.