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Colorado State–Wyoming football rivalry
Colorado State logo Wyoming logo
Teams Colorado State Rams
Wyoming Cowboys
First Meeting 1899
Trophy Originated 1968
Last Meeting 2012
Next Meeting TBD
All Time Series Colorado State, 55–44–5
Trophy Series Wyoming, 24–21

The Colorado State–Wyoming football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Colorado State Rams football team of Colorado State University and Wyoming Cowboys football team of the University of Wyoming. The Bronze Boot is awarded to the winner of the game. This rivalry has evolved into one of the most bitterly contested in college football. The teams have waged the "Border War" more than one hundred times since the schools began playing in 1899, playing every year except 1901, 1902, 1906, 1907, 1918, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1943, 1944, and 1945. In fact, this is one of the oldest interstate rivalries west of the Mississippi River, and the oldest west of the Missouri. The series is the oldest rivalry for both schools and the "Border War" has been played in three different centuries.

Bronze BootEdit

In 1968, the ROTC detachments of the respective schools initiated the Bronze Boot, a traveling trophy awarded to the winner of the “Border War” each year. The boot was worn in the Vietnam War by Cpt. Dan J. Romero, an Adams State College graduate and Army ROTC instructor at CSU between 1967 and 1969. Each year leading up to the Colorado State–Wyoming game, the game ball is carried in a running shuttle relay by the ROTC detachment of the visiting team down US 287 to the Wyoming-Colorado state border, where the home team's ROTC detachment receives it and runs the game ball to the stadium hosting the game. The trophy is guarded by the ROTC unit of the past year's winning school during the game.

Series resultsEdit

Wyoming leads the trophy game series 24–21. Colorado State leads the all-time series 55–44–5.

Colorado State victories are shaded ██ CSU Green. Wyoming victories are shaded ██ Wyoming brown.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
November 2, 1968  Fort Collins  Wyoming46 Colorado State      14  WYO 1–0
October 4, 1969 Laramie Wyoming39 Colorado State3 WYO 2–0
October 10, 1970 Fort Collins Wyoming16 Colorado State6 WYO 3–0
October 2, 1971 Laramie Wyoming17 Colorado State6 WYO 4–0
October 14, 1972 Fort Collins Wyoming28 Colorado State9 WYO 5–0
October 20, 1973 Laramie Wyoming35 Colorado State3 WYO 6–0
November 2, 1974 Fort Collins Colorado State      11 Wyoming6 WYO 6–1
October 4, 1975 Laramie Colorado State3 Wyoming0 WYO 6–2
October 30, 1976 Fort Collins Colorado State19 Wyoming16 WYO 6–3
October 29, 1977 Laramie Wyoming29 Colorado State13 WYO 7–3
October 28, 1978 Fort Collins Wyoming13 Colorado State3 WYO 8–3
September 29, 1979 Laramie Colorado State20 Wyoming16 WYO 8–4
November 1, 1980 Fort Collins Colorado State28 Wyoming25 WYO 8–5
October 31, 1981 Laramie Wyoming55 Colorado State21 WYO 9–5
September 11, 1982 Fort Collins Colorado State9 Wyoming3 WYO 9–6
November 19, 1983 Laramie Wyoming42 Colorado State17 WYO 10–6
October 27, 1984 Fort Collins Wyoming43 Colorado State34 WYO 11–6
October 26, 1985 Laramie Colorado State30 Wyoming19 WYO 11–7
October 25, 1986 Fort Collins Colorado State20 Wyoming15 WYO 11–8
October 31, 1987 Laramie Wyoming20 Colorado State15 WYO 12–8
October 29, 1988 Fort Collins Wyoming48 Colorado State14 WYO 13–8
November 4, 1989 Laramie Wyoming56 Colorado State35 WYO 14–8
November 3, 1990 Fort Collins Colorado State17 Wyoming8 WYO 14–9
October 26, 1991 Laramie Wyoming35 Colorado State28 WYO 15–9
October 24, 1992 Fort Collins Wyoming31 Colorado State14 WYO 16–9
November 20, 1993 Laramie Colorado State41 Wyoming21  WYO 16–10 
November 5, 1994 Fort Collins Colorado State35 Wyoming24 WYO 16–11
October 28, 1995 Laramie Colorado State31 Wyoming24 WYO 16–12
November 16, 1996 Fort Collins Wyoming25 Colorado State24 WYO 17–12
October 18, 1997 Laramie Colorado State14 Wyoming7 WYO 17–13
November 7, 1998 Fort Collins Wyoming27 Colorado State19 WYO 18–13
October 23, 1999 Laramie Colorado State24 Wyoming13 WYO 18–14
November 16, 2000 Fort Collins Colorado State37 Wyoming13 WYO 18–15
September 29, 2001 Laramie Colorado State42 Wyoming14 WYO 18–16
October 12, 2002 Fort Collins Colorado State44 Wyoming36 WYO 18–17
November 1, 2003 Laramie Wyoming35 Colorado State28 WYO 19–17
October 22, 2004 Fort Collins Colorado State30 Wyoming7 WYO 19–18
October 22, 2005 Fort Collins Colorado State39 Wyoming31 Tied 19–19
October 21, 2006 Laramie Wyoming24 Colorado State0 WYO 20–19
November 23, 2007 Fort Collins Colorado State36 Wyoming28 Tied 20–20
November 22, 2008 Laramie Colorado State31 Wyoming20 CSU 21–20
November 27, 2009 Fort Collins Wyoming17 Colorado State16 Tied 21–21
November 20, 2010 Laramie Wyoming44 Colorado State0 WYO 22–21
December 3, 2011 Fort Collins Wyoming22 Colorado State19 WYO 23–21
November 3, 2012 Laramie Wyoming45 Colorado State31 WYO 24–21

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