Baird Brothers Trophy
The Baird Brothers Trophy is awarded the winner of the annual college football game between the Spartans of Case Western Reserve University and the Fighting Scots of The College of Wooster. The idea for the trophy originated with brothers Bob and Bill Baird, economics professors at Case and Wooster, respectively, for whom the trophy is named. The winning school gets to keep the trophy, a distinctive chain of brass fish representing each game played in the rivalry, and gets to add a new fish to the chain to represent that year's game. A four-inch blue gill signified the first 21–14 narrow win for Case Western Reserve. Other fish represented on the trophy include a northern pike, a flounder, a carp, a walleye, a catfish, a rainbow trout, a sturgeon, a sucker, a crappie, a muskie, a sheepshead, a gar, a largemouth bass, and a smallmouth bass.
Wooster leads the series with 13–11.
The teams last met on October 22, 2011 at Wooster, a 24–21 overtime victory for the Spartans.
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