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Peace Pipe Trophy
Teams Bowling Green Falcons
Toledo Rockets
Originated 1980
Trophy Series Toledo leads, 18-15
Current Holder Bowling Green

Bowling Green (15)
1980 1981
1985 1987
1989 1991
1992 1993
1994 1999
2001 2003
2007 2008
2009
Toledo (18)
1982 1983
1984 1986
1988 1990
1995 1996
1997 1998
2000 2002
2004 2005
2006 2010
2011 2012

In college football, the Battle of I-75 is a rivalry game between the Toledo Rockets and Bowling Green Falcons, ther winner of the game is awarded the Peace Pipe trophy. The trophy is a miniature replica of an American Indian peace pipe sitting atop a trophy with both teams' logos.

The game is sometimes referred to as The Battle of I-75, as the cities of Toledo and Bowling Green are both located on Interstate 75, just 20 miles apart.

The rivalry between UT and BGSU goes back to 1919. The games were (and to an extent still are) marked by a passionate fan following and a hatred for the respective opponent. In 1935, fans rioted following a 63-0 blowout win by UT and as a result, BGSU removed the Rockets from their athletic schedule until 1947. That year, the smoking of a six-foot peace pipe was instated as a gesture of goodwill between the two teams at half-time of their annual basketball match. The peace pipe would be kept by the winning university until the teams played again the following season.

The tradition came to an abrupt and unpleasant end in 1969 when the pipe was stolen from the UT offices. It was never recovered and the thief never caught.

In 1980, the Peace Pipe trophy was reinstated when a scale-down replica was fashioned and placed on top of a trophy created by former UT football player Frank Kralik. Kralik donated the trophy to the university to be given to the winner of each year's football game, which like many other college football rivalries is usually the last game of the regular season for both teams.

Nowadays, ESPN annually broadcasts the Peace Pipe game, allowing it to reach a wide audience outside of northwest Ohio. Though the two schools play in different divisions in the Mid-American Conference, they have yet to meet in the MAC Championship Game.

ResultsEdit

Bowling Green victories shaded in ██ orange. Toledo victories are shaded ██ midnight blue.

# Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
1 October 11, 1980 Toledo Bowling Green 17 Toledo 6 BG 1-0
2 October 24, 1981 Bowling Green Bowling Green 38 Toledo 0 BG 2-0
3 October 23, 1982 Toledo Toledo 24 Bowling Green 10 BG 2-1
4 October 8, 1983 Bowling Green Toledo 6 Bowling Green 3 Tied 2-2
5 October 6, 1984 Toledo Toledo 17 Bowling Green 6 UT 3-2
6 November 11, 1985 Bowling Green Bowling Green 21 Toledo 0 Tied 3-3
7 November 15, 1986 Toledo Toledo 22 Bowling Green 3 UT 4-3
8 October 17, 1987 Bowling Green Bowling Green 20 Toledo 6 Tied 4-4
9 September 24, 1988 Toledo Toledo 34 Bowling Green 5 UT 5-4
10 October 14, 1989 Bowling Green Bowling Green 27 Toledo 23 Tied 5-5
11 October 13, 1990 Toledo Toledo 19 Bowling Green 13 UT 6-5
12 October 19, 1991 Bowling Green Bowling Green 24 Toledo 21 Tied 6-6
13 October 17, 1992 Toledo Bowling Green 10 Toledo 9 BG 7-6
14 October 2, 1993 Bowling Green Bowling Green 17 Toledo 10 BG 8-6
15 October 15, 1994 Toledo Bowling Green 31 Toledo 16 BG 9-6
16 October 21, 1995 Bowling Green Toledo 35 Bowling Green 16 BG 9-7
17 October 5, 1996 Toledo Toledo 24 Bowling Green 16 BG 9-8
18 October 25, 1997 Bowling Green 24 Toledo 35 Bowling Green 20 Tied 9-9
19 October 17, 1998 Toledo Toledo 24 Bowling Green 16 UT 10-9
20 October 2, 1999 Bowling Green Bowling Green 34 Toledo 23 Tied 10-10
21 November 22, 2000 Toledo Toledo 51 Bowling Green 17 UT 11-10
22 November 23, 2001 Bowling Green Bowling Green 56 Toledo 21 Tied 11-11
23 November 30, 2002 Toledo Toledo 42 Bowling Green 24 UT 12-11
24 November 29, 2003 Bowling Green 22 Bowling Green 31 Toledo 23 Tied 12-12
25 November 23, 2004 Toledo Toledo 49 Bowling Green 41 UT 13-12
26 November 22, 2005 Bowling Green Toledo 44 Bowling Green 41 UT 14-12
27 November 21, 2006 Toledo Toledo 31 Bowling Green 21 UT 15-12
28 November 23, 2007 Bowling Green Bowling Green 37 Toledo 10 UT 15-13
29 November 28, 2008 Toledo Bowling Green 38 Toledo 10 UT 15-14
30 November 27, 2009 Bowling Green Bowling Green 38 Toledo 24 Tied 15-15
31 November 17, 2010 Toledo Toledo 33 Bowling Green 14 UT 16-15
32 October 15, 2011 Bowling Green Toledo 28 Bowling Green 21 UT 17-15
33 September 15, 2012 Toledo Toledo 27 Bowling Green 15 UT 18-15
Eventual MAC Champions

Lost in MAC Championship Game (1997-present)

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