Rhode Island–UConn football rivalry

college football rivalry from the 1890's to 2000.

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First meetingOctober 23, 1897
Connecticut 22, Rhode Island 8
Latest meetingSeptember 15, 2018
Connecticut 56, Rhode Island 49
Next meetingTBD
TrophyRamnapping Trophy (1936–1999)
Statistics
Meetings total94
All-time seriesTrophy: Connecticut leads, 40–19–3
All time: Connecticut leads, 52–34–8
Largest victoryRhode Island, 51–0 (1909)
Longest win streakRhode Island, 6 (1907–1916)
Connecticut, 6 (1967–1972)
Longest unbeaten streakConnecticut, 10 (1964–1973)
Current win streakConnecticut, 3 (2006–present)
Locations of UConn and URI

The college football rivalry between the University of Connecticut and the University of Rhode Island dates back to the 1890s and was born largely out of proximity, with the schools being less than 60 miles apart. The schools competed in all sports for decades as members of the Yankee Conference. Even though UConn became a charter member of the Big East in 1979, the schools continued to compete in football at the I-AA level as members of the Atlantic 10. The yearly games ended after UConn left the A-10 to move to I-A football in 2000.

Series facts & figures

In 94 meetings since 1897, UConn leads the series 52–34–8.[1] The schools met at Rentschler Field on September 26, 2009, with UConn winning 52–10. The two teams last met in East Hartford in 2018, where UConn won 56–49.[2]

Ramnapping Trophy

The Ramnapping Trophy was formerly awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the two schools. The name of the trophy originates from a 1930s-era tradition where a few UConn students would go to the URI campus and kidnap (or in this case, "Ramnap") the Rhode Island Ram mascot.[3][4]

The trophy is topped with a football player standing on a football that is etched with a ram and a husky etched facing one another on a football field. The plaque on the base reads: "Connecticut State v. Rhode Island State Football Series Trophy in Memory of the famous ramnapping of 1934".[5]

The Ramnapping Trophy is on display to the public as part of the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum on the UConn Main Campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The trophy was last brought out during the 1999 game.[6]

Game results

Connecticut victoriesRhode Island victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 23, 1897 New London, CT Connecticut 22–8
2 November 18, 1899 Storrs, CT Connecticut 17–0
3 October 21, 1900 Kingston, RI Connecticut 43–0
4 October 26, 1901 Storrs, CT Connecticut 27–0
5 November 14, 1903 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 11–6
6 November 19, 1904 Storrs, CT Tie10–10
7 November 23, 1907 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 42–0
8 November 21, 1908 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 12–10
9 November 20, 1909 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 51–0
10 October 29, 1910 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 33–0
11 October 23, 1915 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 9–7
12 October 28, 1916 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 13–6
13 November 22, 1919 Kingston, RI Connecticut 7–3
14 November 20, 1920 Storrs, CT Tie0–0
15 November 19, 1921 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 27–21
16 November 18, 1922 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 12–7
17 November 17, 1923 Kingston, RI Connecticut 7–0
18 November 15, 1924 Storrs, CT Connecticut 22–0
19 November 14, 1925 Kingston, RI Tie0–0
20 November 13, 1926 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–0
21 November 12, 1927 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 12–0
22 November 17, 1928 Storrs, CT Connecticut 24–0
23 November 16, 1929 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 19–6
24 November 15, 1930 Storrs, CT Tie0–0
25 November 14, 1931 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–0
26 November 12, 1932 Storrs, CT Tie19–19
27 November 11, 1933 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–7
28 November 10, 1934 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 19–0
29 November 9, 1935 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 7–0
30 November 7, 1936 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–0
31 November 6, 1937 Kingston, RI Connecticut 13–7
32 November 5, 1938 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 21–20
33 November 11, 1939 Kingston, RI Connecticut 20–14
34 November 9, 1940 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 13–12
35 November 8, 1941 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 6–0
36 November 7, 1942 Storrs, CT Connecticut 13–6
37 November 9, 1946 Kingston, RI Connecticut 33–0
38 November 8, 1947 Storrs, CT Connecticut 23–0
39 November 6, 1948 Kingston, RI Connecticut 28–6
40 November 5, 1949 Storrs, CT Connecticut 23–0
41 November 18, 1950 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–7
42 November 17, 1951 Storrs, CT Connecticut 21–6
43 November 15, 1952 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 28–25
44 November 14, 1953 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 19–13
45 November 13, 1954 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–0
46 November 12, 1955 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 25–0
47 November 17, 1956 Kingston, RI Connecticut 51–6
48 November 16, 1957 Storrs, CT Tie0–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
49 November 15, 1958 Kingston, RI Connecticut 36–8
50 November 14, 1959 Storrs, CT Connecticut 34–0
51 November 12, 1960 Storrs, CT Connecticut 42–6
52 November 18, 1961 Kingston, RI Connecticut 37–0
53 November 17, 1962 Storrs, CT Connecticut 27–0
54 November 16, 1963 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 13–12
55 November 14, 1964 Storrs, CT Connecticut 28–7
56 November 13, 1965 Kingston, RI Connecticut 14–0
57 November 12, 1966 Storrs, CT Tie0–0
58 November 18, 1967 Kingston, RI Connecticut 26–18
59 November 16, 1968 Storrs, CT Connecticut 35–6
60 November 15, 1969 Kingston, RI Connecticut 25–15
61 November 14, 1970 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–12
62 November 13, 1971 Kingston, RI Connecticut 10–6
63 November 18, 1972 Storrs, CT Connecticut 42–21
64 November 17, 1973 Kingston, RI Tie7–7
65 November 16, 1974 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 14–13
66 November 15, 1975 Kingston, RI Connecticut 21–10
67 November 13, 1976 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 17–14
68 November 12, 1977 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 14–7
69 November 18, 1978 Storrs, CT Connecticut 31–6
70 November 17, 1979 Kingston, RI Connecticut 10–9
71 November 15, 1980 Storrs, CT Connecticut 56–30
72 November 14, 1981 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 34–29
73 November 13, 1982 Storrs, CT Connecticut 26–21
74 November 12, 1983 Kingston, RI Connecticut 18–17
75 November 17, 1984 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 29–19
76 November 16, 1985 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 56–42
77 November 15, 1986 Storrs, CT Connecticut 21–14
78 November 14, 1987 Kingston, RI Connecticut 52–7
79 November 19, 1988 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 21–19
80 November 18, 1989 Kingston, RI Connecticut 35–28
81 November 17, 1990 Storrs, CT Connecticut 51–21
82 November 23, 1991 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 20–10
83 November 21, 1992 Storrs, CT Connecticut 38–0
84 November 6, 1993 Kingston, RI Connecticut 41–9
85 October 22, 1994 Storrs, CT Connecticut 33–16
86 October 21, 1995 Kingston, RI Rhode Island 24–19
87 October 19, 1996 Storrs, CT Connecticut 1–0
88 October 25, 1997 Storrs, CT Connecticut 37–21
89 October 24, 1998 Storrs, CT Connecticut 31–17
90 October 2, 1999 Storrs, CT Connecticut 20–9
91 November 11, 2000 Storrs, CT Rhode Island 26–21
92 August 31, 2006 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 52–7
93 September 26, 2009 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 52–10
94 September 15, 2018 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 56–49
Series: Connecticut leads 52–34–8[7]

^ † By forfeit

See also

References

  1. ^ "URI 2015 Media Day Packet" (PDF).
  2. ^ Staff Report. "UConn-Syracuse Officially Announce Home-And-Home Football Series".
  3. ^ "Legend Of The Ram – Rhode Island". Gorhody.com. 2003-09-18. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  4. ^ ""Ramnapping" and the Battle of Connecticut and Rhode Island | Fresh Pickin's". Doddcenter.wordpress.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  5. ^ "Digital Mosaic – University of Connecticut Libraries". cthistoryonline.org.
  6. ^ Conner, Desmond (2009-09-23). "Ramnapping Trophy Update And Some BE Tidbits – UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner". Blogs.courant.com. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  7. ^ "Photos" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. 2016.
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