Something football fans might not know is the fact that the Colorado Buffaloes and the Utah Utes actually have a long-standing rivalry that dates back to 1903. From that year up until 1962, the two teams met each year in the “Rumble in the Rockies.”
Sadly, the rivalry ended for over three decades when the Utes and Buffaloes moved into separate conferences. In 2010, however, things changed when they both moved into the PAC-12’s new South division. This meant the rivalry was back on.
Since then, the Utes and Buffaloes have played four games, with the latter winning the first game since 1962 and the former winning the last three meetings. Utah, whether it was intentional or not, may have just added another potential reason to the Buffaloes’ “Reasons Why We Hate Utah” list.
A photo popped up on Reddit that showed a graphic of Utah’s schedule. On the schedule, you can clearly see that on November 28, the Utes play the Colorado State Rams. Too bad the Utes ACTUALLY play the Buffaloes that day.
Maybe it was just a simple mistake, but I’m sure the Buffaloes and their fans weren’t too happy about that. Not only did Utah replace them on the schedule, but they replaced them with another huge in-state rival in the Rams.
While this game might not be high up on everybody’s radar for “Rivalry Week”, it may just surprise how close and intense this game can be. Since the rivalry was renewed in 2011, the largest margin of victory has only been seven points in both 2012 and 2013.
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