Rocky Mountain Showdown

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Rocky Mountain Showdown
First meetingFebruary 10, 1893
Colorado 70, Colorado State 6
Latest meetingAugust 30, 2019
Colorado 52, Colorado State 31
Next meetingSeptember 16, 2023
TrophyCentennial Cup
Statistics
Meetings total91
All-time seriesColorado leads, 67–22–2[1]
Largest victoryColorado, 67–0 (1894)
Longest win streakColorado, 12 (1934–47)
Current win streakColorado, 5 (2015–present)
Locations of Colorado and Colorado State

The Rocky Mountain Showdown is the name given to the Colorado–Colorado State football rivalry.[2] It is an American college football rivalry between the Colorado Buffaloes football team of the University of Colorado and Colorado State Rams football team of Colorado State University. The winner of the game receives the Centennial Cup. It began in 1893 and was played annually from 1899 to 1958, except for 1901, 1905, and 1943–44. It was revived in 1983 and played periodically until it was cemented as an annual rivalry in 1995.[citation needed]

Since 1998, the game has usually been played in Denver, Colorado, at Mile High Stadium and its replacement, Empower Field at Mile High, although the 2004, 2005 and 2009 games were played at Folsom Field in Boulder. Empower Field, the home of the NFL's Denver Broncos, is considered neutral ground for both teams and has a greater capacity than either university's home stadium (Folsom Field and Canvas Stadium). Since the annual game was renewed in 1995, it has been played only once at Colorado State, in 1996 at the Rams' former home of Hughes Stadium.[citation needed]

In August 2009, both universities agreed to extend the Showdown until 2020, with the 2010–19 games all to be played at Broncos Stadium. The game was played in Boulder as planned in 2009. In 2015, Colorado athletic director Rick George stated that he wanted to return the series to campus sites, but that it was not in Colorado's best interest to extend the series.[3][4]

Because the Pac-12 restricted member schools to conference play in fall sports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game was canceled for 2020, which will mark the first year since 1994 without the rivalry game.[5] The next scheduled games are on September 16, 2023 in Boulder and September 14, 2024 in Fort Collins.[6]

Game results[edit]

Colorado victoriesColorado State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
1 1893 Boulder Colorado 70 Colorado Agricultural 6
2 1893 Boulder Colorado 44 Colorado Agricultural 6
3 1894 Boulder Colorado 67 Colorado Agricultural 0
4 1899 Boulder Colorado 63 Colorado Agricultural 0
5 1900 Boulder Colorado 29 Colorado Agricultural 0
6 1902 Boulder Colorado 11 Colorado Agricultural 7
7 1903 Fort Collins Colorado 5 Colorado Agricultural 0
8 1904 Boulder Colorado 46 Colorado Agricultural 0
9 1906 Fort Collins Tie0Tie0
10 1907 Boulder Colorado 17 Colorado Agricultural 13
11 1908 Fort Collins Colorado 8 Colorado Agricultural 0
12 1909 Boulder Colorado 57 Colorado Agricultural 0
13 1910 Fort Collins Colorado 44 Colorado Agricultural 0
14 1911 Boulder Colorado 31 Colorado Agricultural 0
15 1912 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 21 Colorado 0
16 1913 Fort Collins Colorado 16 Colorado Agricultural 7
17 1914 Fort Collins Colorado 33 Colorado Agricultural 6
18 1915 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 23 Colorado 6
19 1916 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 32 Colorado 14
20 1917 Boulder Colorado 6 Colorado Agricultural 0
21 1918 Boulder Colorado 16 Colorado Agricultural 13
22 1919 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 49 Colorado 7
23 1920 Boulder Tie7Tie7
24 1921 Fort Collins Colorado 10 Colorado Agricultural 0
25 1922 Boulder Colorado 7 Colorado Agricultural 0
26 1923 Fort Collins Colorado 6 Colorado Agricultural 3
27 1924 Boulder Colorado 36 Colorado Agricultural 0
28 1925 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 12 Colorado 0
29 1926 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 3 Colorado 0
30 1927 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 39 Colorado 7
31 1928 Boulder Colorado 13 Colorado Agricultural 7
32 1929 Fort Collins Colorado 6 Colorado Agricultural 0
33 1930 Boulder Colorado 7 Colorado Agricultural 0
34 1931 Fort Collins, Colorado Agricultural 19 Colorado 6
35 1932 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 7 Colorado 6
36 1933 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 19 Colorado 6
37 1934 Boulder Colorado 27 Colorado Agricultural 9
38 1935 Boulder Colorado 19 Colorado A&M 6
39 1936 Fort Collins Colorado 9 Colorado A&M 7
40 1937 Boulder Colorado 47 Colorado A&M 0
41 1938 Fort Collins Colorado 31 Colorado A&M 6
42 1939 Boulder Colorado 13 Colorado A&M 0
43 1940 Fort Collins Colorado 33 Colorado A&M 14
44 1941 Boulder Colorado 26 Colorado A&M 13
45 1942 Fort Collins Colorado 34 Colorado A&M 7
46 1945 Fort Collins Colorado 21 Colorado A&M 6
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
47 1946 Boulder Colorado 18 Colorado A&M 0
48 1947 Fort Collins Colorado 14 Colorado A&M 7
49 1948 Boulder Colorado A&M 29 Colorado 25
50 1949 Boulder Colorado A&M 14 Colorado 7
51 1950 Fort Collins Colorado 31 Colorado A&M 6
52 1951 Boulder Colorado 28 Colorado A&M 13
53 1952 Boulder Colorado 61 Colorado A&M 0
54 1953 Fort Collins Colorado 13 Colorado A&M 7
55 1954 Boulder Colorado 46 Colorado State 0
56 1955 Fort Collins Colorado A&M 10 Colorado 0
57 1956 Boulder Colorado 47 Colorado A&M 7
58 1957 Fort Collins Colorado 20 Colorado State 0
59 1958 Boulder Colorado State 15 Colorado 14
60 1983 Boulder Colorado 31 Colorado State 3
61 1985 Boulder Colorado 23 Colorado State 10
62 1986 Boulder Colorado State 23 Colorado 7
63 1987 Fort Collins Colorado 29 Colorado State 16
64 1988 Fort Collins Colorado 27 Colorado State 23
65 1989 Boulder #9 Colorado 45 Colorado State 20
66 1992 Boulder #12 Colorado 37 Colorado State 17
67 1995 Boulder #10 Colorado 42 Colorado State 14
68 1996 Fort Collins #5 Colorado 48 Colorado State 34
69 1997 Boulder #8 Colorado 31 Colorado State 21
70 1998 Denver Colorado 42 #15 Colorado State 14
71 1999 Denver Colorado State 41 #14 Colorado 14
72 2000 Denver Colorado State 28 #23 Colorado 24
73 2001 Denver Colorado 41 #24 Colorado State 14
74 2002 Denver Colorado State 19 #7 Colorado 14
75 2003 Denver Colorado 42 #23 Colorado State 35
76 2004 Boulder Colorado 27 Colorado State 24
77 2005 Boulder Colorado 31 Colorado State 28
78 2006 Denver Colorado State 14 Colorado 10
79 2007 Denver Colorado 31 Colorado State 28OT
80 2008 Denver Colorado 38 Colorado State 17
81 2009 Boulder Colorado State 23 Colorado 17
82 2010 Denver Colorado 24 Colorado State 3
83 2011 Denver Colorado 28 Colorado State 14
84 2012 Denver Colorado State 22 Colorado 17
85 2013 Denver Colorado 41 Colorado State 27
86 2014 Denver Colorado State 31 Colorado 17
87 2015 Denver Colorado 27 Colorado State 24OT
88 2016 Denver Colorado 44 Colorado State 7
89 2017 Denver Colorado 17 Colorado State 3
90 2018 Denver Colorado 45 Colorado State 13
91 2019 Denver Colorado 52 Colorado State 31
Series: Colorado leads 67–22–2[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winsipedia - Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colorado State Rams football series history". Winsipedia.
  2. ^ "Rocky Mountain Mowdown: CU Buffs dominate Colorado State". September 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Kensler, Tom (February 4, 2015). "Colorado likely to end football series with CSU after 2020 meeting". denverpost.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Colorado-Colorado State Football Series Could Be Ending". Fbschedules.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Rooney, Pat (July 10, 2020). "No Rocky Mountain Showdown: Pac-12 cancels nonconference games for all fall sports". Boulder Daily Camera. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  6. ^ https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/colorado/