Battle for the Golden Horseshoe

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The Battle for the Golden Horseshoe is an annual rivalry college football game played between the UC Davis Aggies and the Cal Poly Mustangs. Although the two teams have met on the gridiron since 1939, the rivalry officially began with the 2004 game at Cal Poly. The winner of the game receives the Golden Horseshoe Trophy, which was also created in 2004 for the inaugural game. Due to a misunderstanding, both schools constructed a trophy for the rivalry and brought it to the inaugural game. The teams decided that the rivalry would adopt the trophy created by the winner of that game; UC Davis won 36–33 and was therefore allowed to make its trophy the official one to be exchanged in all subsequent meetings.[1][2]

Through 2012, UC Davis leads the series 5–4; UC Davis won the trophy in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and Cal Poly took it in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012. Davis leads the all-time series at 19–17–2.

There is also controversy regarding the addition of gems to the trophy after each win. The Mustang Maniacs, the student group who holds the trophy while it is under Cal Poly's control, added blue and green gems to the trophy from 2006 to 2008. But when the Aggie Pack regained control of the trophy in 2009, they removed the gems, wishing to keep the trophy in its original condition.[3]

Results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Location Overall Series Trophy Series
1939 UC Davis 28 Cal Poly 0 Davis UCD 1–0
1940 Cal Poly 20 UC Davis 7 San Luis Obispo Tied 1-1
1980 Cal Poly 28 UC Davis 25 Davis Cal Poly 2-1
1981 Cal Poly 30 UC Davis 0 San Luis Obispo Cal Poly 3-1
1982 UC Davis 24 Cal Poly 0 Davis Cal Poly 3–2
1983 UC Davis 24 Cal Poly 14 San Luis Obispo Tied 3–3
1984 UC Davis 10 Cal Poly 6 Davis UCD 4–3
1985 UC Davis 34 Cal Poly 21 San Luis Obispo UCD 5–3
1986 UC Davis 32 Cal Poly 21 Davis UCD 6–3
1987 Cal Poly 41 UC Davis 0 San Luis Obispo UCD 6-4
1988 Cal Poly 21 UC Davis 21 Davis UCD 6-4-1
1989 Cal Poly 28 UC Davis 21 San Luis Obispo UCD 6-5-1
1990 Cal Poly 19 UC Davis 0 Davis Tied 6-6-1
1991 UC Davis 31 Cal Poly 28 San Luis Obispo UCD 7–6-1
1992 UC Davis 31 Cal Poly 31 Davis UCD 7–6-2
1993 UC Davis 37 Cal Poly 26 Davis UCD 8–6-2
1994 Cal Poly 32 UC Davis 31 San Luis Obispo UCD 8-7-2
1995 UC Davis 34 Cal Poly 31 Davis UCD 9–7-2
1996 Cal Poly 17 UC Davis 13 San Luis Obispo UCD 9-8-2
1997 Cal Poly 20 UC Davis 19 Davis Tied 9-9-2
1998 UC Davis 34 Cal Poly 24 San Luis Obispo UCD 10–9-2
1999 UC Davis 31 Cal Poly 24 Davis UCD 11–9-2
2000 UC Davis 63 Cal Poly 28 San Luis Obispo UCD 12–9-2
2001 Cal Poly 31 UC Davis 28 Davis UCD 12-10-2
2002 UC Davis 28 Cal Poly 14 San Luis Obispo UCD 13–10-2
2003 Cal Poly 18 UC Davis 14 Davis UCD 13-11-2
2004 UC Davis 36 Cal Poly 33 San Luis Obispo UCD 14–11-2 UCD 1-0
2005 UC Davis 20 Cal Poly 13 Davis UCD 16–11-2 UCD 2-0
2006 Cal Poly 23 UC Davis 17 San Luis Obispo UCD 16-12-2 UCD 2-1
2007 Cal Poly 63 UC Davis 28 Davis UCD 16-13-2 Tied 2-2
2008 Cal Poly 51 UC Davis 28 San Luis Obispo UCD 16-14-2 Cal Poly 3-2
2009 UC Davis 23 Cal Poly 10 Davis UCD 17-14-2 Tied 3-3
2010 UC Davis 22 Cal Poly 21 San Luis Obispo UCD 18-14-2 UCD 4-3
2011 UC Davis 24 Cal Poly 17 Davis UCD 19-14-2 UCD 5-3
2012 Cal Poly 28 UC Davis 20 San Luis Obispo UCD 19-15-2 UCD 5-4
2013 Cal Poly 34 UC Davis 16 Davis UCD 19-16-2 Tied 5-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battle for the Golden Horseshoe". Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Cal Poly SLO Mustangs Official Athletics Website". Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Football Looks to Reclaim the Golden Horseshoe from UC Davis". Retrieved 2010-09-22.