CU, CSU excited for final Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver

Rocky Mountain Showdown
Posted at 11:40 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 12:48:18-04

DENVER — The 2019 edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State will be final game played in Denver between both teams.

"It is a big game, it really is", said CSU starting quarterback Collin Hill. "It means a lot to both teams involved. Especially the in-state kids. I remember growing up and being an out of state kid and didn't know a ton about the game. But once you are apart of it, it is pretty awesome. And for it to be the first game and last game in Denver it should be a special night."

Although the two schools will play again next year and in 2024 in Fort Collins and in 2023 in Boulder, there are no plans for the two schools to ever play again on a neutral field in Denver.

"I do not think there is a better way to kick this season off," explained Buffs starting quarterback Steven Montez, who has never lost to the Rams in his three seasons in Boulder. "Like you said, it is a rivalry game against an in-state rival. A neutral site stadium is going to be loud and going to be packed. It is going to be an electric atmosphere. We are excited to get out there. I think we will be prepared and I think it will be a good game to be apart of."

This will be the first game of the year for both teams. Kick off is on Friday, at 8 P.M. on ESPN at Mile High.