Connecticut–Rhode Island football rivalry

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Connecticut–Rhode Island football rivalry
First meeting 1897
Connecticut won
Latest meeting 2009
Connecticut won
Next meeting 2018
Statistics
Meetings total 93
All-time series Trophy: Connecticut leads, 40–19–3
All time: Connecticut leads, 51–34–8

The college football rivalry between the University of Connecticut and the University of Rhode Island dates back to the 1890s and was born largely out of proximity, with the schools being less than 60 miles apart. The schools competed in all sports for decades as members of the Yankee Conference. Even though UConn became a charter member of the Big East in 1979, the schools continued to compete in football at the I-AA level as members of the Atlantic 10. The yearly games ended after UConn left the A-10 to move to I-A football in 2000.

The two teams are set to meet again in East Hartford in 2018.[1]

Series facts & figures[edit]

In 93 meetings since 1897, UConn leads the series 51–34–8.[2] The schools most recently met at Rentschler Field on September 26, 2009, with UConn winning 52–10.

Ramnapping Trophy[edit]

The Ramnapping Trophy was formerly awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the two schools. The name of the trophy originates from a 1930s-era tradition where a few UConn students would go to the URI campus and kidnap (or in this case, "Ramnap") the Rhode Island Ram mascot.[3][4]

The trophy is topped with a football player standing on a football that is etched with a ram and a husky etched facing one another on a football field. The plaque on the base reads: "Connecticut State v. Rhode Island State Football Series Trophy in Memory of the famous ramnapping of 1934".[5]

Where is the Ramnapping Trophy now?[edit]

The Ramnapping Trophy is on display to the public as part of the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum on the UConn Main Campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The trophy was last brought out during the 1999 game.[6]

Game Results[edit]

Connecticut victories Rhode Island victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1897 New London, CT Connecticut 22–8
2 1899 Storrs, CT Connecticut 17–0
3 1900 Kingston, RI Connecticut 43–0
4 1901 Storrs, CT Connecticut 27–0
5 1903 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 11–6
6 1904 Storrs, CT Tie 10–10
7 1907 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 42–0
8 1908 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 12–10
9 1909 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 51–0
10 1910 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 33–0
11 1915 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 9–7
12 1916 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 13–6
13 1919 Kingston, RI Connecticut 7–3
14 1920 Storrs, CT Tie 0–0
15 1921 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 27–21
16 1922 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 12–7
17 1923 Kingston, RI Connecticut 7–0
18 1924 Storrs, CT Connecticut 22–0
19 1925 Kingston, RI Tie 0–0
20 1926 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–0
21 1927 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 12–0
22 1928 Storrs, CT Connecticut 24–0
23 1929 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 19–6
24 1930 Storrs, CT Tie 0–0
25 1931 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–0
26 1932 Storrs, CT Tie 19–19
27 1933 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–7
28 1934 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 19–0
29 1935 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 7–0
30 1936 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–0
31 1937 Kingston, RI Connecticut 13–7
32 1938 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 21–20
33 1939 Kingston, RI Connecticut 20–14
34 1940 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 13–12
35 1941 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 6–0
36 1942 Storrs, CT Connecticut 13–6
37 1946 Kingston, RI Connecticut 33–0
38 1947 Storrs, CT Connecticut 23–0
39 1948 Kingston, RI Connecticut 28–6
40 1949 Storrs, CT Connecticut 23–0
41 1950 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–7
42 1951 Storrs, CT Connecticut 21–6
43 1952 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 28–25
44 1953 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 19–13
45 1954 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–0
46 1955 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 25–0
47 1956 Kingston, RI Connecticut 51–6
# Date Location Winner Score
48 1957 Storrs, CT Tie 0–0
49 1958 Kingston, RI Connecticut 36–8
50 1959 Storrs, CT Connecticut 34–0
51 1960 Storrs, CT Connecticut 42–6
52 1961 Kingston, RI Connecticut 37–0
53 1962 Storrs, CT Connecticut 27–0
54 1963 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 13–12
55 1964 Storrs, CT Connecticut 28–7
56 1965 Kingston, RI Connecticut 14–0
57 1966 Storrs, CT Tie 0–0
58 1967 Kingston, RI Connecticut 26–18
59 1968 Storrs, CT Connecticut 35–6
60 1969 Kingston, RI Connecticut 25–15
61 1970 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–12
62 1971 Kingston, RI Connecticut 10–6
63 1972 Storrs, CT Connecticut 42–21
64 1973 Kingston, RI Tie 7–7
65 1974 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 14–13
66 1975 Kingston, RI Connecticut 21–10
67 1976 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 17–14
68 1977 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–7
69 1978 Storrs, CT Connecticut 31–6
70 1979 Kingston, RI Connecticut 10–9
71 1980 Storrs, CT Connecticut 56–30
72 1981 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 34–29
73 1982 Storrs, CT Connecticut 26–21
74 1983 Kingston, RI Connecticut 18–17
75 1984 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 29–19
76 1985 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 56–42
77 1986 Storrs, CT Connecticut 21–14
78 1987 Kingston, RI Connecticut 52–7
79 1988 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 21–19
80 1989 Kingston, RI Connecticut 35–28
81 1990 Storrs, CT Connecticut 51–21
82 1991 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–10
83 1992 Storrs, CT Connecticut 38–0
84 1993 Kingston, RI Connecticut 41–9
85 1994 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–16
86 1995 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 24–19
87 1996 Storrs, CT Connecticut 1–0
88 1997 Storrs, CT Connecticut 37–21
89 1998 Storrs, CT Connecticut 31–17
90 1999 Storrs, CT Connecticut 20–9
91 2000 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 26–21
92 2006 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 52–7
93 2009 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 52–10
Series: Connecticut leads 51–34–8[7]

^ † By forfeit

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