Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry
First meeting November 19, 1921
San Jose State 14, Fresno State 2
Latest meeting November 26, 2016
San Jose State 16, Fresno State 14
Next meeting October 7, 2017
Trophy Valley Trophy (2013–present)
Statistics
Meetings total 80
All-time series Fresno State leads, 40–37–3
Largest victory Fresno State, 63–12 (1999)
Longest win streak Fresno State, 12 (1991–2005)
Current win streak 2, San Jose State (2015–present)
Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry is located in California
Fresno State
Fresno State
San Jose State
San Jose State
Locations in California
The Valley Trophy is given to the winner of this rivalry in each match. The winner gets to decorate the bottom part of the trophy designating their victory.

The Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry (also known as the Valley Cup and Battle for the Valley Trophy) is an American college football rivalry between the Fresno State Bulldogs and San Jose State Spartans. San Jose State led the series from 1949 to 2001, but Fresno State tied it at 32–32–3 with a victory in 2002 and recaptured the lead in 2003. The Bulldogs and Spartans first played each other in 1921.

The rivalry took a one-year break in 2012 after conference realignment temporarily separated the two schools, with Fresno State moving to the Mountain West Conference while San Jose State stayed in the Western Athletic Conference. It resumed as a conference rivalry in 2013 when San Jose State joined the MW, and is assured of being an annual matchup since both schools are in the West Division.

Beginning in 2013, the winner of the game is awarded the Valley Trophy.[1][2]

Game results[edit]

Fresno State victories San Jose State victories Tie games
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 1921 Fresno, CA San Jose State 14–2
2 1925 San Jose, CA Fresno State 23–7
3 1926 San Jose, CA Fresno State 34–0
4 1927 San Jose, CA Fresno State 10–7
5 1929 Fresno, CA San Jose State 26–14
6 1930 San Jose, CA Fresno State 27–12
7 1931 San Jose, CA Fresno State 32–0
8 1932 San Jose, CA Tie 0–0
9 1933 Fresno, CA San Jose State 18–0
10 1934 San Jose, CA Tie 7–7
11 1939 San Jose, CA San Jose State 42–7
12 1940 Fresno, CA San Jose State 14–7
13 1941 San Jose, CA Tie 0–0
14 1942 Fresno, CA Fresno State 6–0
15 1946 San Jose, CA San Jose State 13–2
16 1947 San Jose, CA Fresno State 21–20
17 1948 San Jose, CA San Jose State 41–6
18 1949 Fresno, CA San Jose State 43–7
19 1950 San Jose, CA San Jose State 33–7
20 1951 Fresno, CA San Jose State 32–6
21 1952 San Jose, CA San Jose State 40–6
22 1953 Fresno, CA San Jose State 27–21
23 1954 San Jose, CA San Jose State 28–0
24 1955 Fresno, CA Fresno State 19–13
25 1956 San Jose, CA Fresno State 30–14
26 1957 Fresno, CA Fresno State 13–6
27 1958 San Jose, CA San Jose State 48–6
28 1959 Fresno, CA San Jose State 40–14
29 1960 San Jose, CA Fresno State 27–12
30 1961 Fresno, CA Fresno State 36–27
31 1962 San Jose, CA Fresno State 20–14
32 1963 San Jose, CA San Jose State 56–27
33 1964 San Jose, CA San Jose State 26–14
34 1965 Fresno, CA Fresno State 24–18
35 1966 San Jose, CA Fresno State 15–13
36 1967 Fresno, CA San Jose State 35–30
37 1968 San Jose, CA San Jose State 25–21
38 1970 San Jose, CA Fresno State 27–19
39 1971 Fresno, CA Fresno State 14–7
40 1972 San Jose, CA Fresno State 23–21
41 1973 Fresno, CA San Jose State 24–6
No. Date Location Winner Score
42 1974 San Jose, CA San Jose State 28–7
43 1975 Fresno, CA San Jose State 21–7
44 1976 San Jose, CA San Jose State 21–7
45 1977 Fresno, CA Fresno State 45–24
46 1978 San Jose, CA San Jose State 26–16
47 1979 Fresno, CA San Jose State 35–22
48 1980 San Jose, CA San Jose State 26–14
49 1981 Fresno, CA San Jose State 35–33
50 1982 San Jose, CA Fresno State 39–27
51 1983 Fresno, CA San Jose State 41–23
52 1984 San Jose, CA San Jose State 18–17
53 1985 Fresno, CA Fresno State 37–17
54 1986 San Jose, CA San Jose State 45–41
55 1987 Fresno, CA San Jose State 20–16
56 1988 San Jose, CA Fresno State 17–15
57 1989 Fresno, CA Fresno State 31–30
58 1990 San Jose, CA San Jose State 42–7
59 1991 Fresno, CA Fresno State 31–28
60 1994 Fresno, CA Fresno State 45–13
61 1996 Fresno, CA Fresno State 28–18
62 1997 San Jose, CA Fresno State 53–12
63 1998 Fresno, CA Fresno State 24–21
64 1999 Fresno, CA Fresno State 63–12
65 2000 San Jose, CA Fresno State 37–6
66 2001 Fresno, CA Fresno State 40–21
67 2002 San Jose, CA Fresno State 19–16
68 2003 Fresno, CA Fresno State 41–7
69 2004 San Jose, CA Fresno State 62–28
70 2005 Fresno, CA Fresno State 45–7
71 2006 San Jose, CA San Jose State 24–14
72 2007 Fresno, CA Fresno State 30–0
73 2008 San Jose, CA Fresno State 24–10
74 2009 Fresno, CA Fresno State 41–21
75 2010 San Jose, CA Fresno State 33–18
76 2011 Fresno, CA San Jose State 27–24
77 2013 San Jose, CA San Jose State 62–52
78 2014 Fresno, CA Fresno State 38–24
79 2015 San Jose, CA San Jose State 49–23
80 2016 Fresno, CA San Jose State 16–14
Series: Fresno State leads 40–37–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Jose State Athletics (December 6, 2013). "Spartan Football Weekly presented by Una Mas 1.12". YouTube. Retrieved June 1, 2014.  The trophy is shown at the 0:30 mark.
  2. ^ Durkin, Jimmy. "Clearing up some Valley Trophy questions". Spartan Central. Mercurynews.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014.