The Dam Cup
|First meeting||October 19, 1968
Portland State, 19–13
|Latest meeting||November 18, 2016
Eastern Washington, 35–28
|Next meeting||November 18, 2017
|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 an American college football rivalry in the Pacific Northwest between the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Portland State Vikings. 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. 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.
|Eastern Washington victories||Portland State victories||Tie games|
- Only tie was in 1988; the Big Sky enacted overtime for conference games in 1980,
and all Division I games went to overtime in 1996.
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- "One Of This Year's Goals: Win The Dam Cup". Portland State University Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- "Eastern Washington Secures Dam Cup Trophy with Win over Portland State". Washington News Now. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- ""Dam Cup" will now be football-only, winner-take-all trophy". Eastern Washington University Athletics. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- Kasper, John (September 25, 2013). "No. 48 Big Sky Innovation". Big Sky Conference. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- College Football Data Warehouse – Eastern Washington vs. Portland State