Maier was 24-of-48 passing with no interceptions and Gilliam had 16 carries for 46 yards. Jared Harrell finished with six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown for UC Davis (2-0).
San Diego (1-1) scored three touchdowns in fewer than three minutes to take a 21-20 lead when Zach Nelson scored on a 1-yard run with 4:06 left in the third quarter. Gilliam had two 11-yard touchdown runs and Vincent White returned an interception 48 yards for a score to make it 40-21 after the PAT failed. On USD's next play from scrimmage on Cade Peacock picked off a pass from Anthony Lawrence, setting up a 26-yard touchdown run by Tehran Thomas.
Lawrence was 20-of-38 passing for 272 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions for the Toreros.
No. 12 Syracuse, Boston College ready to renew rivalry
Two old friends coming off very tough weekends get together for their rivalry game in Chestnut Hill Saturday.
No. 19 Northwestern closes out regular-season vs. Illinois
Northwestern has just a small hurdle to clear in order to maintain momentum heading into the Big Ten title game.
No. 17 Utah , BYU expect competitive matchup
Pac-12 South champion Utah will turn back the clock for a rare late-season rivalry battle with BYU.
Top-ranked Alabama ready for anyhing in Iron Bowl vs. Auburni
Every year you hear the same thing about the Alabama-Auburn rivalry, on how to throw out the records and statistics because anything can happen.
No. 14 Penn State eyes bigger bowl; Maryland chasing any bowl
It's Senior Day in Happy Valley Saturday and 21 Nittany Lions will be playing their final home game in Beaver Stadium against Maryland.
No. 15 Kentucky, Louisville put records aside in rivalry
Both coaches agree on one thing when it comes to No. 15 Kentucky's game against instate rival Louisville Saturday: You can forget about the records of the respective teams.