Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry

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Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry
First meeting November 23, 1903
Utah A.C. 46, Wyoming 0
Latest meeting November 5, 2016
Wyoming 52, Utah State 28
Next meeting 2017
Trophy Bridger Rifle
Statistics
Meetings total 67
All-time series Utah State leads, 38–25–4
Largest victory Utah State, 57–0 (1917)
Longest win streak Utah State, 10 (1927–1937)
Current win streak Wyoming, 1 (2016)
BridgersBattle.jpg

The Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Utah State Aggies and the Wyoming Cowboys. The rivalry is one of the oldest for both schools;[1] it is Utah State's fourth-oldest rivalry and Wyoming's fifth. The schools played for the first time in 1903, a 46–0 Aggie victory. Utah State leads the series 38–25–4.[2] On November 25, 2013 “Bridger’s Battle” was announced as the name for the rivalry, after American frontiersman Jim Bridger, who spent much of his career in the region. A .50 caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle was announced as the trophy for the rivalry.[3] The rifle is widely considered to be what Bridger carried.

Meetings[edit]

Utah State and Wyoming have a storied history dating back to the early 1900s as both schools were members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1916–37 and later members of the Mountain States Conference from 1938–61. Following the dissolution of the Mountain States Conference in 1962, Utah State and Wyoming continued to play almost every year until 1978, then did not play again until 2001. They would meet only four additional times from 2003 to 2011.

In 2013, Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference and was placed in the same division as Wyoming, allowing the two teams to renew the rivalry on an annual basis.

Series results[edit]

Utah State victories Wyoming victories Tie games
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 November 23, 1903 Logan Utah A.C. 46–0
2 November 2, 1912 Logan Utah A.C. 53–0
3 November 7, 1914 Logan Utah A.C. 24–3
4 October 27, 1915 Laramie Wyoming 13–7
5 October 21, 1916 Logan Wyoming 23–10
6 October 24, 1917 Logan Utah A.C. 57–0
7 November 20, 1919 Laramie Utah A.C. 6–0
8 October 11, 1921 Logan Utah A.C. 14–3
9 November 11, 1922 Logan Utah A.C. 26–0
10 November 16, 1923 Laramie Utah A.C. 20–6
11 November 11, 1924 Logan Utah A.C. 25–2
12 November 5, 1925 Logan Utah A.C. 26–13
13 October 23, 1926 Laramie Tie 6–6
14 October 22, 1927 Logan Utah A.C. 42–0
15 October 19, 1928 Laramie Utah A.C. 24–6
16 October 26, 1929 Laramie Utah A.C. 12–7
17 October 25, 1930 Logan Utah A.C. 13–8
18 October 24, 1931 Laramie Utah A.C. 12–0
19 November 4, 1933 Logan Utah A.C. 27–0
20 October 20, 1934 Laramie Utah A.C. 19–0
21 November 9, 1935 Logan Utah A.C. 18–0
22 October 10, 1936 Laramie Utah A.C. 25–0
23 October 23, 1937 Logan Utah A.C. 34–7
24 November 12, 1938 Logan Wyoming 27–12
25 November 18, 1939 Laramie Utah A.C. 20–13
26 November 21, 1940 Logan Utah A.C. 16–0
27 November 15, 1941 Laramie Wyoming 12–6
28 November 21, 1942 Logan Utah A.C. 14–6
29 November 16, 1946 Logan Utah A.C. 21–7
30 October 18, 1947 Laramie Wyoming 33–19
31 October 30, 1948 Logan Utah A.C. 45–34
32 October 15, 1949 Laramie Wyoming 27–0
33 October 14, 1950 Logan Wyoming 40–7
34 October 6, 1951 Laramie Wyoming 37–0
No. Date Location Winner Score
35 October 4, 1952 Logan Wyoming 14–0
36 October 3, 1953 Laramie Wyoming 20–13
37 November 6, 1954 Logan Wyoming 21–12
38 October 1, 1955 Laramie Wyoming 21–13
39 November 3, 1956 Logan Wyoming 21–0
40 October 5, 1957 Laramie Tie 19–19
41 November 8, 1958 Logan Wyoming 41–13
42 October 3, 1959 Laramie Wyoming 27–2
43 November 5, 1960 Logan Utah State 17–13
44 October 7, 1961 Laramie Tie 6–6
45 November 10, 1962 Logan Utah State 20–6
46 September 28, 1963 Laramie Wyoming 21–14
47 November 7, 1964 Logan Tie 20–20
48 October 22, 1966 Laramie Wyoming 35–10
49 September 21, 1968 Laramie Wyoming 48–3
50 September 26, 1970 Laramie Utah State 42–29
51 November 6, 1971 Logan Wyoming 31–29
52 October 28, 1972 Laramie Utah State 35–23
53 November 3, 1973 Logan Utah State 31–20
54 September 14, 1974 Laramie Utah State 17–7
55 November 1, 1975 Logan Utah State 27–21
56 September 25, 1976 Laramie Wyoming 20–3
57 November 12, 1977 Logan Utah State 32–31
58 September 30, 1978 Laramie Utah State 20–13
59 September 22, 2001 Logan Wyoming 43–42
60 October 11, 2003 Logan Wyoming 48–21
61 September 2, 2006 Laramie Wyoming 38–7
62 September 8, 2007 Laramie Wyoming 32–18
63 October 8, 2011 Logan Utah State 63–19
64 November 30, 2013 Logan Utah State 35–7
65 November 8, 2014 Laramie Utah State 20–3
66 October 30, 2015 Logan Utah State 58–27
67 November 5, 2016 Laramie Wyoming 52–28
Series: Utah State leads 38–25–4
  • Until 1957, Utah State was known as Utah State Agricultural College or Utah A.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyoming and Utah State Renew Historic Rivalry On Saturday". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Utah State Football Future Schedules". NationalChamps.net. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Utah State and Wyoming announce formation of football rivalry series called "Bridger’s Battle"". CacheValleyDaily.com. Retrieved 2013-11-25.