In the Bronze Boot portion of the series, Wyoming now leads 28-24. The two teams have met for the last 74 consecutive seasons beginning in 1946. Wyoming has won 43 of those meetings since 1946 to CSU's 31 victories. The overall series now stands at 48 victories for Wyoming, 58 for Colorado State with five ties. Photo: Wyoming Athletics // Tyler Davis

WYOMING — Tonight the Wyoming Cowboys will be participating in a tradition that has taken place in three different centuries.

The Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams will be playing for the 112th time this week in “The Border War”. The series is the oldest rivalry for both schools and has been played in three different centuries, dating back to Nov. 30, 1899, when CSU won the first meeting 12-0 in Fort Collins, Colo.

This year’s meeting will be played in Fort Collins kicking off at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Wyoming will enter the game with a 1-1 record this season and is coming off a 31-7 home victory over Hawaii. Colorado State is 0-1 on the season, with their one previous game being a 17-38 road loss at Fresno State. CSU is not allowing fans at this week’s game. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network and will be broadcast on radio over the Cowboy Sports Network. The radio broadcast will begin 90 minutes prior to kickoff with the pregame show.

This year is the 121st anniversary of that first meeting in 1899. Since 1968, the two schools have battled for the “Bronze Boot” traveling trophy. This year will be the 53rd meeting in the “Bronze Boot” portion of the series. Wyoming leads the Bronze Boot portion of the series 28-24. The Bronze Boot trophy was created from an actual boot worn in Vietnam by Dan Romero, a CSU ROTC instructor.

Since the end of World War II, Wyoming and CSU have played every season for 75 consecutive seasons from 1946 to this season. Over the past 74 consecutive meetings, dating back to the 1946 season, Wyoming leads 43-31-0. Colorado State leads the overall series 58-48-5.

For more information on tonight’s game visit the Wyoming Athletics website.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.