UW to Battle CSU for the Bronze Boot

Oct. 18, 2004


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Bronze Boot History

The Wyoming Cowboys (4-2, 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference) and the Colorado State Rams (2-4, 1-1 in the MWC) will face each other for the 96th time this Friday evening in the annual "Border War" game between the two archrivals.

The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m., Mountain time.

This season's game also marks the 37th meeting in the battle for the Bronze Boot Trophy. The two schools have been playing for the Bronze Boot since 1968. The boot was originally worn in the Vietnam War by a Colorado State alumnus. The traveling trophy was initiated by the ROTC units at each school. Wyoming holds a 19-17 advantage in the Bronze Boot series. CSU holds an advantage of 51-39-5 in the overall series that dates back to 1899. It is the oldest on-going series for both schools.

A year ago, the Cowboys captured a 35-28 victory over the Rams in Laramie. Wyoming will be looking for its first win in Fort Collins since the 1998 season. CSU has won the last two meetings at home in Hughes Stadium.