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Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry

The Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Utah State Aggies and the Wyoming Cowboys. The rivalry is one of the oldest for both schools;[1] it is Utah State's fourth-oldest rivalry and Wyoming's fifth. The schools played for the first time in 1903, a 46–0 Aggie victory and Utah State leads the series 39–26–4 (.594).[2]

Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry
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First meetingNovember 23, 1903
Utah A.C. 46, Wyoming 0
Latest meetingOctober 20, 2018
Utah State 24, Wyoming 16
Next meetingNovember 16, 2019 in Logan, Utah
TrophyBridger Rifle
Statistics
Meetings total69
All-time seriesUtah State leads, 39–26–4 (.594)
Largest victoryUtah State, 57–0 (1917)
Longest win streakUtah State, 10 (1927–1937)
Current win streakUtah State, 1 (2018)

On November 25, 2013, “Bridger’s Battle” was announced as the name for the rivalry, after American frontiersman Jim Bridger (1804–1881), who spent much of his career in the region. A .50 caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle was announced as the trophy for the rivalry,[3] widely considered to be what Bridger carried.

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MeetingsEdit

Utah State and Wyoming have a storied history dating back to the early 1900s as both schools were members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1916–37 and later members of the Mountain States Conference from 1938–61. Following the dissolution of the Mountain States Conference in 1962, Utah State and Wyoming continued to play almost every year until 1978, then did not play again until 2001. They would meet only four additional times from 2003 to 2011.

Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference in 2013 and was placed in the same division as Wyoming; the rivalry was renewed and is again played an annual basis.

Series resultsEdit

Utah State victoriesWyoming victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1November 23, 1903 Logan Utah A.C. 46–0
2November 2, 1912 Logan Utah A.C. 53–0
3November 7, 1914 Logan Utah A.C. 24–3
4October 27, 1915 Laramie Wyoming 13–7
5October 21, 1916 Logan Wyoming 23–10
6October 24, 1917 Logan Utah A.C. 57–0
7November 20, 1919 Laramie Utah A.C. 6–0
8October 11, 1921 Logan Utah A.C. 14–3
9November 11, 1922 Logan Utah A.C. 26–0
10November 16, 1923 Laramie Utah A.C. 20–6
11November 11, 1924 Logan Utah A.C. 25–2
12November 5, 1925 Logan Utah A.C. 26–13
13October 23, 1926 Laramie Tie6–6
14October 22, 1927 Logan Utah A.C. 42–0
15October 19, 1928 Laramie Utah A.C. 24–6
16October 26, 1929 Laramie Utah A.C. 12–7
17October 25, 1930 Logan Utah A.C. 13–8
18October 24, 1931 Laramie Utah A.C. 12–0
19November 4, 1933 Logan Utah A.C. 27–0
20October 20, 1934 Laramie Utah A.C. 19–0
21November 9, 1935 Logan Utah A.C. 18–0
22October 10, 1936 Laramie Utah A.C. 25–0
23October 23, 1937 Logan Utah A.C. 34–7
24November 12, 1938 Logan Wyoming 27–12
25November 18, 1939 Laramie Utah A.C. 20–13
26November 21, 1940 Logan Utah A.C. 16–0
27November 15, 1941 Laramie Wyoming 12–6
28November 21, 1942 Logan Utah A.C. 14–6
29November 16, 1946 Logan Utah A.C. 21–7
30October 18, 1947 Laramie Wyoming 33–19
31October 30, 1948 Logan Utah A.C. 45–34
32October 15, 1949 Laramie Wyoming 27–0
33October 14, 1950 Logan Wyoming 40–7
34October 6, 1951 Laramie Wyoming 37–0
35October 4, 1952 Logan Wyoming 14–0
36October 3, 1953 Laramie Wyoming 20–13
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
37November 6, 1954 Logan Wyoming 21–12
38October 1, 1955 Laramie Wyoming 21–13
39November 3, 1956 Logan Wyoming 21–0
40October 5, 1957 Laramie Tie19–19
41November 8, 1958 Logan Wyoming 41–13
42October 3, 1959 Laramie Wyoming 27–2
43November 5, 1960 Logan #18 Utah State 17–13
44October 7, 1961 Laramie Tie6–6
45November 10, 1962 Logan Utah State 20–6
46September 28, 1963 Laramie Wyoming 21–14
47November 7, 1964 Logan Tie20–20
48October 22, 1966 Laramie Wyoming 35–10
49September 21, 1968 Laramie Wyoming 48–3
50September 26, 1970 Laramie Utah State 42–29
51November 6, 1971 Logan Wyoming 31–29
52October 28, 1972 Laramie Utah State 35–23
53November 3, 1973 Logan Utah State 31–20
54September 14, 1974 Laramie Utah State 17–7
55November 1, 1975 Logan Utah State 27–21
56September 25, 1976 Laramie Wyoming 20–3
57November 12, 1977 Logan Utah State 32–31
58September 30, 1978 Laramie Utah State 20–13
59September 22, 2001 Logan Wyoming 43–42
60October 11, 2003 Logan Wyoming 48–21
61September 2, 2006 Laramie Wyoming 38–7
62September 8, 2007 Laramie Wyoming 32–18
63October 8, 2011 Logan Utah State 63–19
64November 30, 2013 Logan Utah State 35–7
65November 8, 2014 Laramie Utah State 20–3
66October 30, 2015 Logan Utah State 58–27
67November 5, 2016 Laramie Wyoming 52–28
68October 14, 2017 Logan Wyoming 28–23
69October 20, 2018 Laramie Utah State 24–16
70November 16, 2019 Logan
Series: Utah State leads 39–26–4
Prior to 1957, Utah State was known as Utah State Agricultural College or Utah A.C.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wyoming and Utah State Renew Historic Rivalry On Saturday". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  2. ^ "Utah State Football Future Schedules". NationalChamps.net. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  3. ^ "Utah State and Wyoming announce formation of football rivalry series called "Bridger's Battle"". CacheValleyDaily.com. Retrieved 2013-11-25.