Battle of the Milk Can Football Game Between Boise State University (BSU) & Fresno State University
Of all the bizarre names that college football games have (or in the case of any kind) the highly sought-after Battle of the Milk Can is perhaps the most odd name to come into existence. In the annual game of rivalry that is played in between Boise State University (BSU) and Fresno State University the teams of warriors of the masculine era clash in a thrilling contest to decide who will be the winner of lifting the Milk Can Trophy.
Anyone who isn’t familiar with the concept of playing SPBO with a name like”the Milk Can Trophy would probably assume that the roots of the name are from an ancient term indigenous to the region. The surprise for people who are educating themselves on the information about the Battle of the Milk Can is the fact that the exclusive name was first introduced in 2005. Maybe something as bizarre as a fight over a milk can shouldn’t come as a total surprise from two universities that have been named after states that are not. When you look up the fifty states that are part of the Union, neither Boise nor the State of Boise or Fresno state Fresno are mentioned.
It shouldn’t come as a shock that the dairy industry have been behind the decision to name the Milk Can Trophy. This year’s Fresno State Bulldogs play within Fresno, California and the Boise State Broncos are located in Boise, Idaho. It is just the fact that California as well as Idaho are among the top five dairy-producing states in America with numbers one and four, respectively. It is true that the Bronco Dairy Boosters give money to Boise State and at the same time, a separate dairy organization known as South Valley Dairy Group South Valley Dairy Group gives money to Fresno State. Two of the men who created the legendary Battle of the Milk Can game’s title were Roger Fluegel and Dan Van Grouw. They are connected to both the dairy funding booster programs, which we have previously discussed.
As for some, the idea of the Milk Can Trophy game was immediately a hit with the players and fans themselves. However, due to issues with administration the first trophy wasn’t prepared in time for being presented for the winners of the 2005 game (Fresno defeated 27-7). Every year , the team that wins the game of the year has the honor of keeping the trophy for one year, and also has the privilege of having their team’s winning trophy engraved for the record. After five years, they Boise State Broncos are off to a huge three-win lead following their win in the most recent four games since losing the opening game.