ESPN College Game Day To Feature Segment On Monmouth-Knox Rivalry

bronze turkey gameWhile the annual Bronze Turkey game has always been a big deal to Monmouth and Knox College fans, a national network is taking notice this Saturday.

ESPN has announced it will recognize the fourth oldest rivalry in NCAA Division III on its College Game Day show. The network is scheduled to make note of the 125th meeting between 9 and 9:15 Central Time on Saturday morning. The report is part of ESPN’s focus on rivalry games, particularly in Division III.

Long called “The Battle for the Bronze Turkey,” the trophy didn’t officially make an appearance until 1928. That’s when Knox player Bill Collins convinced the Monmouth Daily Review Atlas and the Galesburg Register Mail to purchase a trophy to be awarded to the winner of the annual gridiron battle.

Monmouth holds a 64-50-10 record in the rivalry, which began in 1888. The Fighting Scots have won the last 14 games, the longest win streak in the history of the rivalry.

Kickoff Saturday at the Knosher Bowl in Galesburg is set for 1 p.m.