Battle of the Brothers
The Battle of the Brothers is the name given to the Utah–Utah State football rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry between the Utah Utes of the University of Utah and Utah State Aggies from Utah State University. Utah leads the series 79–29–4.
|First meeting||November 25, 1892|
Utah State 12, Utah 0
|Latest meeting||September 11, 2015|
Utah 24, Utah State 14
|All-time series||Utah leads, 79–29–4|
|Largest victory||Utah, 48–0 (2006)|
|Longest win streak||Utah, 12 (1998–2009)|
|Current win streak||Utah, 2 (2013–present)|
For much of its history, whenever the two teams played in Salt Lake City, it was held on Thanksgiving Day. However, this aspect of the rivalry ended in 1958. Since 1959, no meeting has been played on Thanksgiving Day; and more recently, the meeting has been held in September as one of the first games of the season for both teams. Utah and Utah State have not competed in the same conference since 1961, meaning each meeting since then has been a voluntary non-conference game.
Following the Utes' 2015 win, no further meetings have been scheduled, and it is unclear when the rivalry will resume.
It is the oldest contest in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I college football, between two public universities, in the same state, that have a game named "University of _ vs. _ State University."
Until 1957, the Aggies were known as the Utah State Agricultural College, or Utah A.C.
|Utah victories||Utah State victories||Tie games|
- "Utah vs Utah St". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- Goon, Kyle (September 10, 2015). "Utah football: Future of Ute-Aggie rivalry is uncertain". Salt Lake Tribune.