Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry

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Bridger's Battle
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Utah State Aggies Wyoming Cowboys
First Meeting 1903
Next Meeting 2015
All-Time Series Utah State leads, 37–24–4
Trophy Bridger Rifle

The Utah State–Wyoming football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Utah State Aggies football team of Utah State University and Wyoming Cowboys football team of the University of Wyoming. The rivalry is one of the oldest for both schools.[1] For Utah State it is their fourth oldest rivalry and for Wyoming their fifth. The schools played for the first time in 1903, a 46–0 Aggie victory. Utah State leads the series 37–24–4.[2] On November 25, 2013 “Bridger’s Battle” was announced as the name for the rivalry. 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 played a mere 19 times between 1962 and 2011 as out-of-conference foes.

In 2013, Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference, allowing the two teams to renew the rivalry.

Series results[edit]

Utah State victories Wyoming victories Tie games
# Date Location Winning team Losing team
1 November 23, 1903 Logan Utah A.C. 46 Wyoming 0
2 November 2, 1912 Logan Utah A.C. 53 Wyoming 0
3 November 7, 1914 Logan Utah A.C. 24 Wyoming 3
4 October 27, 1915 Laramie Wyoming 13 Utah A.C. 7
5 October 21, 1916 Logan Wyoming 23 Utah A.C. 10
6 October 24, 1917 Logan Utah A.C. 57 Wyoming 0
7 November 20, 1919 Laramie Utah A.C. 6 Wyoming 0
8 October 11, 1921 Logan Utah A.C. 14 Wyoming 3
9 November 11, 1922 Logan Utah A.C. 26 Wyoming 0
10 November 16, 1923 Laramie Utah A.C. 20 Wyoming 6
11 November 11, 1924 Logan Utah A.C. 25 Wyoming 2
12 November 5, 1925 Logan Utah A.C. 26 Wyoming 13
13 October 23, 1926 Laramie Utah A.C. 6 Wyoming 6
14 October 22, 1927 Logan Utah A.C. 42 Wyoming 0
15 October 19, 1928 Laramie Utah A.C. 24 Wyoming 6
16 October 26, 1929 Laramie Utah A.C. 12 Wyoming 7
17 October 25, 1930 Logan Utah A.C. 13 Wyoming 8
18 October 24, 1931 Laramie Utah A.C. 12 Wyoming 0
19 November 4, 1933 Logan Utah A.C. 27 Wyoming 0
20 October 20, 1934 Laramie Utah A.C. 19 Wyoming 0
21 November 9, 1935 Logan Utah A.C. 18 Wyoming 0
22 October 10, 1936 Laramie Utah A.C. 25 Wyoming 0
23 October 23, 1937 Logan Utah A.C. 34 Wyoming 7
24 November 12, 1938 Logan Wyoming 27 Utah A.C. 12
25 November 18, 1939 Laramie Utah A.C. 20 Wyoming 13
26 November 21, 1940 Logan Utah A.C. 16 Wyoming 0
27 November 15, 1941 Laramie Wyoming 12 Utah A.C. 6
28 November 21, 1942 Logan Utah A.C. 14 Wyoming 6
29 November 16, 1946 Logan Utah A.C. 21 Wyoming 7
30 October 18, 1947 Laramie Wyoming 33 Utah A.C. 19
31 October 30, 1948 Logan Utah A.C. 45 Wyoming 34
32 October 15, 1949 Laramie Wyoming 27 Utah A.C. 0
33 October 14, 1950 Logan Wyoming 40 Utah A.C. 7
34 October 6, 1951 Laramie Wyoming 37 Utah A.C. 0
# Date Location Winning team Losing team
35 October 4, 1952 Logan Wyoming 14 Utah A.C. 0
36 October 3, 1953 Laramie Wyoming 20 Utah A.C. 13
37 November 6, 1954 Logan Wyoming 21 Utah A.C. 12
38 October 1, 1955 Laramie Wyoming 21 Utah A.C. 13
39 November 3, 1956 Logan Wyoming 21 Utah A.C. 0
40 October 5, 1957 Laramie Utah State 19 Wyoming 19
41 November 8, 1958 Logan Wyoming 41 Utah State 13
42 October 3, 1959 Laramie Wyoming 27 Utah State 2
43 November 5, 1960 Logan Utah State 17 Wyoming 13
44 October 7, 1961 Laramie Utah State 6 Wyoming 6
45 November 10, 1962 Logan Utah State 20 Wyoming 6
46 September 28, 1963 Laramie Wyoming 21 Utah State 14
47 November 7, 1964 Logan Utah State 20 Wyoming 20
48 October 22, 1966 Laramie Wyoming 35 Utah State 10
49 September 21, 1968 Laramie Wyoming 48 Utah State 3
50 September 26, 1970 Laramie Utah State 42 Wyoming 29
51 November 6, 1971 Logan Wyoming 31 Utah State 29
52 October 28, 1972 Laramie Utah State 35 Wyoming 23
53 November 3, 1973 Logan Utah State 31 Wyoming 20
54 September 14, 1974 Laramie Utah State 17 Wyoming 7
55 November 1, 1975 Logan Utah State 27 Wyoming 21
56 September 25, 1976 Laramie Wyoming 20 Utah State 3
57 November 12, 1977 Logan Utah State 32 Wyoming 31
58 September 30, 1978 Laramie Utah State 20 Wyoming 13
59 September 22, 2001 Logan Wyoming 43 Utah State 42
60 October 11, 2003 Logan Wyoming 48 Utah State 21
61 September 2, 2006 Laramie Wyoming 38 Utah State 7
62 September 8, 2007 Laramie Wyoming 32 Utah State 18
63 October 8, 2011 Logan Utah State 63 Wyoming 19
64 November 30, 2013 Logan Utah State 35 Wyoming 7
65 November 8, 2014 Laramie Utah State 20 Wyoming 3
66 TBA 2015 Logan
67 TBA 2016 Laramie
Series: Utah State leads 37–24–4


  • 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.