*This article was republished with permission from The Collegian, the student newspaper at Colorado State University, a part of the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp.

Last year, Colorado State University faced defeat against University of Colorado, losing 27-24 in overtime at the Rocky Mountain Showdown. This Friday, September 2, CSU and CU will face off once again at the 16th annual Rocky Mountain Showdown, giving CSU another chance at the Centennial cup.

The showdown will be Friday, September 2nd at 6 p.m. Student tickets are available at Moby Arena ticket booths. General admission tickets are available online. The weather is estimated to be a warm 88 degrees and sunny.

The Rocky Mountain Showdown will occur Friday, September 2 at 6 p.m. at Sports Authority stadium. (Collegian file photo).
According to senior tight end Danny Nwosu, the Rams have their heads straight going into the upcoming game.

“Moral has been great, we are definitely growing as a unit both offense and defense,” Nwosu said. “We are growing closer, getting better and working on our craft every day.”

The showdown has been around for over a hundred years, this year will mark the 16th game played at the Mile-High stadium. Although the Showdown contract ends in 2020, both teams have opted to continue the tradition in years to come.

According to the Mountain West Connection, both teams are opting to turn the game into a “home and home” series with two years off in between.

This Friday, the Showdown will go on as it has in the past, and with a game as popular as this to CU and CSU fans alike, big numbers are expected.

According to the Coloradoan, last year Sports Authority field welcomed just over 66 thousand fans to cheer on the Rams and the Buffs in Denver.

Sports authority field and parking services encourage carpooling due to limited parking spaces.

For more information about the Rocky mountain showdown, visit http://www.csurams.com/sports.

Collegian Reporter Allec Brust can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @Brustyyy.