Central Oklahoma–Northeastern State football rivalry

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Central Oklahoma–Northeastern football rivalry
SportFootball
First meeting1912
Central Oklahoma 53, Northeastern State 3
Latest meetingNovember 13, 2016
Central Oklahoma 62, Northeastern State 0
Next meeting2018
TrophyPresident's Cup
Statistics
Meetings total78
All-time seriesCentral Oklahoma leads, 49–27–2
Largest victoryCentral Oklahoma, 85–0 (1915)
Longest win streakCentral Oklahoma, 10 (1912–1932)
Current win streakCentral Oklahoma, 5 (2014–present)
Central Oklahoma–Northeastern State football rivalry is located in Oklahoma
University of  Central  Oklahoma
University of 
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Northeastern  State  University
Northeastern 
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Locations in Oklahoma

The Central Oklahoma–Northeastern State football rivalry,[1] commonly referred to as the Battle for the President's Cup,[2] 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 NCAA Division II level, and are members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Central Oklahoma, formerly Central State, has a 49–27–2 advantage in the series but Northeastern State has kept the series record close in the trophy years 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.[3]

Beginning in 1998 after Northeastern State upgraded to NCAA Division II, the Bronchos and the Redmen, (now the RiverHawks) have played for the President's Cup.[4][5] Central Oklahoma leads the trophy series with a 12–9 record in the President's Cup series. The schools also have an intense rivalry in basketball as well.[6][7]

Game results[edit]

Central Oklahoma victoriesNortheastern State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1912   Central State 53–3
2 1915   Central State 85–0
3 1916 Tahlequah, OK Central State 53–0
4 1917   Central State 56–0
5 1926 Edmond, OK Central State 7–0
6 1927   Central State 30–0
7 1929 Edmond, OK Central State 6–0
8 1930 Edmond, OK Central State 12–10
9 1931 Tahlequah, OK Central State 25–0
10 1932 Edmond, OK Central State 18–0
11 1933 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 14–0
12 1934 Edmond, OK Central State 13–7
13 1935 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 12–2
14 1936 Edmond, OK Central State 21–0
15 1937 Tahlequah, OK Tie0–0
16 1938 Edmond, OK Central State 25–0
17 1939 Tahlequah, OK Central State 13–6
18 1940 Edmond, OK Central State 13–6
19 1941 Tahlequah, OK Central State 7–6
20 1946 Tahlequah, OK Central State 19–6
21 1947 Tahlequah, OK Central State 27–21
22 1948 Edmond, OK Central State 20–13
23 1949 Tahlequah, OK Central State 26–0
24 1950 Edmond, OK Central State 33–6
25 1951 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 53–14
26 1952 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 25–17
27 1953 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 20–19
28 1954 Edmond, OK Central State 42–0
29 1955 Tahlequah, OK Central State 27–0
30 1956 Edmond, OK Central State 13–7
31 1957 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 28–12
32 1958 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 28–8
33 1959 Tahlequah, OK Central State 37–21
34 1960 Edmond, OK Central State 21–14
35 1961 Tahlequah, OK Central State 32–0
36 1962 Edmond, OK Central State 38–0
37 1963 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 14–7
38 1964 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 14–0
39 1965 Tahlequah, OK Tie27–27
40 1966 Edmond, OK Central State 54–13
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
41 1967 Tahlequah, OK Central State 35–0
42 1968 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 27–19
43 1969 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 44–15
44 1970 Edmond, OK Central State 41–7
45 1971 Tahlequah, OK Central State 35–23
46 1972 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 21–14
47 1973 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 21–3
48 1974 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 9–7
49 1975 Tahlequah, OK Central State 34–24
50 1976 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 14–6
51 1977 Tahlequah, OK Central State 21–3
52 1978 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 28–14
53 1979 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 22–14
54 1982 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 42–26
55 1982 Tahlequah, OK Central State 21–3A
56 1983 Edmond, OK Central State 38–15
57 1984 Tahlequah, OK Central State 31–24
58 1997 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 17–16
59 1998 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 36–10
60 1999 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 12–7
61 2000 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 7–0
62 2001 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 45–44
63 2002 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 58–48
64 2003 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 63–42
65 2004 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 25–7
66 2005 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 37–10
67 2006 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 26–23
68 2007 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 22–14
69 2008 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 24–13
70 2009 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 47–38
71 2010 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 39–28
72 2011 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 35–7
73 2012 Edmond, OK Northeastern State 22–20
74 2013 Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State 45–38
75 2014 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 28–10
76 2015 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 48–17
77 2016 Edmond, OK Central Oklahoma 17–14
78 2017 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 62–21
79 2018 Tahlequah, OK Central Oklahoma 62–0
Series: Central Oklahoma leads 50–27–2

A During the 1982 college football season, the teams played twice; in this case, the second meeting was in the playoffs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colon, Bob (November 14, 1998). "NSU-UCO Rivalry Renewal Refreshing". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "NSU will close with Rival UCO". Tahlequah Daily Press. November 9, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Central Oklahoma Game by Game against Opponents". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  4. ^ Killacky, Jim (November 14, 1998). "Presidents Bet a Dozen Golf Balls on Game". The Oklahoman. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "UCO's Hood lifts Bronchos over NSU in football". Tulsa World. November 2, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Five Things you need to know about today's games of the Day UCO at NSU". Oklahoma Sports Net. February 6, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "NSU Closes Out Jack Dobbins Field House with Rivalry Win". KWTV. February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2018.