Rocky Mountain Showdown

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Rocky Mountain Showdown
First meeting February 10, 1893
Colorado 70, Colorado State 6
Latest meeting September 2, 2016
Colorado 44, Colorado State 7
Next meeting 2017
Trophy Centennial Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total 88
All-time series Colorado leads, 64–22–2
Largest victory Colorado, 67–0 (1894)
Longest win streak Colorado, 12 (1934–47)

The Rocky Mountain Showdown 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 1899–1958, 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.

Since 1998, the game has usually been played in Denver, Colorado, at Mile High Stadium and its replacement, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, although the 2004, 2005 and 2009 games were played at Folsom Field in Boulder. Sports Authority Field at Mile High is considered neutral ground for both teams and has a greater capacity than either university's home stadium (Folsom Field and Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium). This is especially true of Hughes Stadium, which has less than half the capacity of Sports Authority Field, and seats approximately 20,000 fewer than Folsom Field. Since the annual game was renewed in 1995, it has been played only once at Hughes Stadium, in 1996.

In August 2009, both universities agreed to extend the Showdown until 2020, with the 2010–19 games all to be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game was played in Boulder as planned in 2009, and CSU will have the option of returning the series to its new stadium in Fort Collins in 2020.[1] 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.[2][3]

Game results[edit]

Colorado victories Colorado State victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1893 Boulder Colorado 70–6
2 1893 Boulder Colorado 44–6
3 1894 Boulder Colorado 67–0
4 1899 Boulder Colorado 63–0
5 1900 Boulder Colorado 29–0
6 1902 Boulder Colorado 11–6
7 1903 Fort Collins Colorado 5–0
8 1904 Boulder Colorado 46–0
9 1906 Fort Collins Tie 0–0
10 1907 Boulder Colorado 17–13
11 1908 Fort Collins Colorado 8–0
12 1909 Boulder Colorado 57–0
13 1910 Fort Collins Colorado 44–0
14 1911 Boulder Colorado 31–0
15 1912 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 21–0
16 1913 Fort Collins Colorado 16–7
17 1914 Fort Collins Colorado 33–6
18 1915 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 23–6
19 1916 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 32–14
20 1917 Boulder Colorado 6–0
21 1918 Boulder Colorado 16–13
22 1919 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 49–7
23 1920 Boulder Tie 7–7
24 1921 Fort Collins Colorado 10–0
25 1922 Boulder Colorado 7–0
26 1923 Fort Collins Colorado 6–3
27 1924 Boulder Colorado 36–0
28 1925 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 12–0
29 1926 Boulder Colorado Agricultural 3–0
30 1927 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 39–7
31 1928 Boulder Colorado 13–7
32 1929 Fort Collins Colorado 6–0
33 1930 Boulder Colorado 7–0
34 1931 Fort Collins, Colorado Agricultural 19–6
35 1932 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 7–6
36 1933 Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural 19–6
37 1934 Boulder Colorado 27–9
38 1935 Boulder Colorado 19–6
39 1936 Fort Collins Colorado 9–7
40 1937 Boulder Colorado 47–0
41 1938 Fort Collins Colorado 31–6
42 1939 Boulder Colorado 13–0
43 1940 Fort Collins Colorado 33–14
44 1941 Boulder Colorado 26–13
45 1942 Fort Collins Colorado 34–7
# Date Location Winner Score
46 1945 Fort Collins Colorado 21–6
47 1946 Boulder Colorado 18–0
48 1947 Fort Collins Colorado 14–7
49 1948 Boulder Colorado A&M 29–25
50 1949 Boulder Colorado A&M 14–7
51 1950 Fort Collins Colorado 31–6
52 1951 Boulder Colorado 28–13
53 1952 Boulder Colorado 61–0
54 1953 Fort Collins Colorado 13–7
55 1954 Boulder Colorado 46–0
56 1955 Fort Collins Colorado A&M 10–0
57 1956 Boulder Colorado 47–7
58 1957 Fort Collins Colorado 20–0
59 1958 Boulder Colorado State 15–14
60 1983 Boulder Colorado 31–3
61 1985 Boulder Colorado 23–10
62 1986 Boulder Colorado State 23–7
63 1987 Fort Collins Colorado 29–16
64 1988 Fort Collins Colorado 27–23
65 1989 Boulder #9 Colorado 45–20
66 1992 Boulder #12 Colorado 37–17
67 1995 Boulder #10 Colorado 42–14
68 1996 Fort Collins #5 Colorado 48–34
69 1997 Boulder #8 Colorado 31–21
70 1998 Denver Colorado 42–14
71 1999 Denver Colorado State 41–14
72 2000 Denver Colorado State 28–24
73 2001 Denver Colorado 41–14
74 2002 Denver Colorado State 19–14
75 2003 Denver Colorado 42–35
76 2004 Boulder Colorado 27–24
77 2005 Boulder Colorado 31–28
78 2006 Denver Colorado State 14–10
79 2007 Denver Colorado 31–28OT
80 2008 Denver Colorado 38–17
81 2009 Boulder Colorado State 23–17
82 2010 Denver Colorado 24–3
83 2011 Denver Colorado 28–14
84 2012 Denver Colorado State 22–17
85 2013 Denver Colorado 41–27
86 2014 Denver Colorado State 31–17
87 2015 Denver Colorado 27–24OT
88 2016 Denver Colorado 44–7
89 2017 Denver
Series: Colorado leads 64–22–2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boniface, Dan (August 31, 2009). "Rocky Mountain Showdown to spend a decade at Invesco". KUSA. Archived from the original on September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kensler, Tom (February 4, 2015). "Colorado likely to end football series with CSU after 2020 meeting". denverpost.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Colorado-Colorado State Football Series Could Be Ending". Fbschedules.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2016.