Central Oklahoma–Northeastern State football rivalry

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Central Oklahoma–Northeastern football rivalry
UCO logo.svg Northeastern State wordmark.png
Central Oklahoma Bronchos Northeastern State RiverHawks

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 74
Series record Central Oklahoma leads, 45–27–2
First meeting 1902
Central Oklahoma 53, Northeastern State 3
Last meeting November 16, 2013
Northeastern 45, Central Oklahoma 38
Next meeting November 1, 2014
Largest win Central Oklahoma, 85–0 (1915)
Longest win streak Central Oklahoma, 10 (1912–1932)
Current win streak Northeastern State, 4
Trophy President's Cup

The Battle for the President's Cup, is an American college football rivalry game played annually between the Central Oklahoma Bronchos football team of the University of Central Oklahoma from Edmond, Oklahoma, and the Northeastern State RiverHawks football team of Northeastern State University from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Both schools currently compete in the Division II level of the NCAA, and are members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Central Oklahoma formerly, Central State has a 45–27–2 advantage in the series but Northeastern State has dominated the series in recent years.

Prior to membership in the MIAA both schools participated in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference and most recently the Lone Star Conference since NSU joined the league in 1997.

Central Oklahoma has won the only postseason game between the schools, a 1982 NAIA football Playoff Semifinal Game.[1]

Beginning in 1998 after Northeastern State upgraded to Division II, the Bronchos and the Redmen, (now the RiverHawks) have played for the President's Cup.[2] The RiverHawks hold a slight edge over the Bronchos with a 9–7 record in the trophy series.

Game results[edit]

██ Central Oklahoma Victory ██ Northeastern State Victory ██ Tie


Pre-trophy/non-trophy games[edit]

# Date Winning team Losing team Location Series Notes
  1   1912 Central State 53 Northeastern State 3 CSNS 1–0   
2 1915 Central State 85 Northeastern State 0 CSNS 2–0
3 September 30, 1916 Central State 53 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSNS 3–0
4 November 10, 1917 Central State 56 Northeastern State 0 CSNS 4-0
5 November 6, 1926 Central State 7 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSNS 5-0
6 1927 Central State 30 Northeastern State 0 CSTC 6-0
7 November 9, 1929 Central State 6 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSTC 7-0
8 November 15, 1930 Central State 12 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSTC 8-0
9 November 14, 1931 Central State 25 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSTC 9-0
10 November 11, 1932 Central State 18 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSTC 10-0
11 November 10, 1933 Northeastern State 14 Central State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSTC 10-1
12  November 9, 1934  Central State 13 Northeastern State 7 Edmond, OK CSTC 11-1
13 November 9, 1935 Northeastern State 12 Central State 2 Tahlequah, OK CSTC 11-2
14 November 7, 1936  Central State 21 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSTC 12-2
15 November 5, 1937 Central State 0 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSTC 12-2-1
16 November 4, 1938 Central State 25 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSTC 13-2-1
17 November 3, 1939 Central State 13 Northeastern State 6 Tahlequah, OK CSC 14-2-1
18 November 1, 1940 Central State 13 Northeastern State 6 Edmond, OK CSC 15-2-1
19 November 26, 1941 Central State 7 Northeastern State 6 Tahlequah, OK CSC 16-2-1
20 November 22, 1946 Central State 19 Northeastern State 6 Tahlequah, OK CSC 17-2-1
21 November 14, 1947 Central State 27 Northeastern State 21 Tahlequah, OK CSC 18-2-1
22 November 12, 1948 Central State 20 Northeastern State 13 Edmond, OK CSC 19-2-1
23 November 11, 1949 Central State 26 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSC 20-2-1
24 November 10, 1950 Central State 33 Northeastern State 6 Edmond, OK CSC 21-2-1
25 November 9, 1951 Northeastern State 53 Central State 14 Tahlequah, OK CSC 21-3-1
26 November 7, 1952 Northeastern State 25 Central State 17 Edmond, OK CSC 21-4-1
27 November 7, 1953 Northeastern State 20 Central State 19 Tahlequah, OK CSC 21-5-1
28 November 6, 1954 Central State 42 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSC 22-5-1
29 November 5, 1955 Central State 27 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSC 23-5-1
30 November 2, 1956 Central State 13 Northeastern State 7 Edmond, OK CSC 24-5-1
31 November 2, 1957 Northeastern State 28 Central State 12 Tahlequah, OK CSC 24-6-1
32 October 31, 1958 Northeastern State 28 Central State 8 Edmond, OK CSC 24-7-1
33 October 31, 1959 Central State 37 Northeastern State 21 Tahlequah, OK CSC 25-7-1
34 October 27, 1960 Central State 21 Northeastern State 14 Edmond, OK CSC 26-7-1
35 October 26, 1961 Central State 32 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSC 27-7-1
36 October 25, 1962 Central State 38 Northeastern State 0 Edmond, OK CSC 28-7-1
37 October 26, 1963 Northeastern State 14 Central State 7 Tahlequah, OK CSC 28-8-1
38 October 30, 1964 Northeastern State 14 Central State 0 Edmond, OK CSC 28-9-1
39 October 30, 1965 Central State 27 Northeastern State 27 Tahlequah, OK CSC 28-9-2
40 October 29, 1966 Central State 54 Northeastern State 13 Edmond, OK CSC 29-9-2
41 October 28, 1967 Central State 35 Northeastern State 0 Tahlequah, OK CSC 30-9-2
42 November 2, 1968 Northeastern State 27 Central State 19 Edmond, OK CSC 30-10-2
43 November 1, 1969 Northeastern State 44 Central State 15 Tahlequah, OK CSC 30-11-2
44 November 14, 1970 Central State 41 Northeastern State 7 Edmond, OK CSC 31-11-2
45 November 13, 1971 Central State 35 Northeastern State 23 Tahlequah, OK CSU 32-11-2
46 November 11, 1972 Northeastern State 21 Central State 14 Edmond, OK CSU 32-12-2
47 November 10, 1973 Northeastern State 21 Central State 3 Tahlequah, OK CSU 32-13-2
48 November 16, 1974 Northeastern State 9 Central State 7 Edmond, OK CSU 32-14-2
49 November 15, 1975 Central State 34 Northeastern State 24 Tahlequah, OK CSU 33-14-2
50 November 13, 1976 Northeastern State 14 Central State 6 Edmond, OK CSU 33-15-2
51 November 12, 1977 Central State 21 Northeastern State 3 Tahlequah, OK CSU 34-15-2
52 November 11, 1978 Northeastern State 28 Central State 14 Edmond, OK CSU 34-16-2
53 November 10, 1979 Northeastern State 22 Central State 14 Tahlequah, OK CSU 34-17-2
54 October 2, 1982 Northeastern State 42 Central State 26 Tahlequah, OK CSU 34-18-2
55 December 11, 1982 Central State 21 Northeastern State 3 Tahlequah, OK CSU 35-18-2 NAIA Playoffs Semifinal
56 October 1, 1983 Central State 38 Northeastern State 15 Edmond, OK CSU 36-18-2
57 September 29, 1984 Central State 31 Northeastern State 24 Tahlequah, OK CSU 37-18-2
58 November 15, 1997 Central Oklahoma 17 Northeastern State 16 Edmond, OK UCO 38-18-2

Trophy games[edit]

# Date Winning team Losing team Location All-Time Series President's Cup Series Notes
59 November 15, 1998 Central Oklahoma 36 Northeastern State 10 Tahlequah, OK UCO 39-18-2 UCO 1-0
60 November 13, 1999 Northeastern State 12 Central Oklahoma 7 Edmond, OK UCO 39-19-2 Tied 1-1
61 November 11, 2000 Northeastern State 7 Central Oklahoma 0 Tahlequah, OK UCO 39-20-2 NSU 2-1
62 November 10, 2001 Northeastern State 45 Central Oklahoma 44 Edmond, OK UCO 39-21-2 NSU 3-1
63 November 9, 2002 Central Oklahoma 58 Northeastern State 48 Tahlequah, OK UCO 40-21-2 NSU 3-2
64 November 8, 2003 Central Oklahoma 62 Northeastern State 42 Edmond, OK UCO 41-21-2 Tied 3-3
65 November 6, 2004 Central Oklahoma 25 Northeastern State 7 Tahlequah, OK UCO 42-21-2 UCO 4-3
66 November 5, 2005 Central Oklahoma 37 Northeastern State 10 Edmond, OK UCO 43-21-2 UCO 5-3
67 November 11, 2006 Northeastern State 26 Central Oklahoma 23 Tahlequah, OK UCO 43-22-2 UCO 5-4
68 November 10, 2007 Northeastern State 22 Central Oklahoma 14 Edmond, OK UCO 43-23-2 Tied 5-5
69 November 8, 2008 Central Oklahoma 24 Northeastern State 13 Tahlequah, OK UCO 44-23-2 UCO 6-5
70 November 7, 2009 Central Oklahoma 47 Northeastern State 38 Edmond, OK UCO 45-23-2 UCO 7-5
71 October 23, 2010 Northeastern State 39 Central Oklahoma 28 Tahlequah, OK UCO 45-24-2 UCO 7-6
72 November 5, 2011 Northeastern State 35 Central Oklahoma 7 Edmond, OK UCO 45-25-2 Tied 7-7
73 November 3, 2012 Northeastern State 22 Central Oklahoma 20 Edmond, OK UCO 45-26-2 NSU 8-7
74 November 16, 2013 Northeastern State 45 Central Oklahoma 38 Tahlequah, OK UCO 45-27-2 NSU 9-7

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