The Dam Cup

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The Dam Cup
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First meeting October 19, 1968
Portland State, 19–13
Latest meeting November 18, 2016
Eastern Washington, 35–28
Next meeting November 18, 2017
in Cheney
Statistics
Meetings total 39
All-time series Portland State, 20–18–1 (.526)
Largest victory Portland State, 51–0 (1975)
Longest win streak Portland State, 4 (1968–1971)
Current win streak Eastern Washington, 1 (2016– )
The Dam Cup is located in Washington (state)
Portland
Portland
Cheney
Cheney
Locations in Oregon and Washington
The Columbia Basin of the Pacific Northwest

The Dam Cup is an American college football rivalry in the Pacific Northwest between the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Portland State Vikings.[1][2][3][4] Both are members of the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I.

The Dam Cup began seven years ago in 2010 as a multi-sport competition between the two schools.[5] It refers to the Columbia River watershed and its dams in a double entendre. The EWU campus is upstream in Cheney, southwest of Spokane, while Portland is the major city on the river.

The football teams first played 49 years ago in 1968 and have been conference rivals in the Big Sky since Portland State joined in 1996. They had met 32 times prior to the establishment of the cup.

Game results[edit]

Eastern Washington victories Portland State victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1968 Cheney, WA Portland State 19–13
2 1969 Portland, OR Portland State 35–0
3 1970 Cheney, WA Portland State 34–0
4 1971 Portland, OR Portland State 13–6
5 1972 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 14–7
6 1973 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 3–0
7 1974 Portland, OR Portland State 56–18
8 1975 Cheney, WA Portland State 51–0
9 1980 Portland, OR Portland State 54–21
10 1982 Spokane, WA Eastern Washington 36–0
11 1983 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 6–0
12 1988 Spokane, WA Tie 31–31
13 1990 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 21–13
14 1991 Cheney, WA Portland State 35–23
15 1992 Portland, OR Portland State 24–21
16 1993 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 38–21
17 1994 Portland, OR Portland State 31–21
18 1995 Cheney, WA Portland State 14–6
19 1996 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 24–7
20 1997 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 31–14
# Date Location Winner Score
21 1998 Cheney, WA Portland State 30–27
22 1999 Portland, OR Portland State 48–39
23 2000 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 27–24
24 2001 Cheney, WA Portland State 37–22
25 2002 Portland, OR Portland State 34–31
26 2003 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 42–16
27 2004 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 41–21
28 2005 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 42–24
29 2006 Portland, OR Portland State 34–0
30 2007 Cheney, WA Portland State 28–21
31 2008 Portland, OR Portland State 47–36
32 2009 Seattle, WA Eastern Washington 47–10
33 2010 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 50–17
34 2011 Cheney, WA Portland State 43–26
35 2012 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 41–34
36 2013 Cheney, WA Eastern Washington 42–41
37 2014 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 56–34
38 2015 Cheney, WA Portland State 34–31
39 2016 Portland, OR Eastern Washington 35–28
Series: Portland State leads 20–18–1
  • Only tie was in 1988; the Big Sky enacted overtime for conference games in 1980,[6]
    and all Division I games went to overtime in 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EWU-PSU to Play for the Dam Cup". Eastern Washington University Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dam Cup Rivalry Renewed: PSU-EWU Preview". Viking Tales. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "One Of This Year's Goals: Win The Dam Cup". Portland State University Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Eastern Washington Secures Dam Cup Trophy with Win over Portland State". Washington News Now. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ ""Dam Cup" will now be football-only, winner-take-all trophy". Eastern Washington University Athletics. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kasper, John (September 25, 2013). "No. 48 Big Sky Innovation". Big Sky Conference. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 

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