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This is a list of named rivalry games in college football in the United States. The list also shows any trophy awarded to the winner.




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Apple Cup Apple Cup Washington Washington State 1900
Arch Rivalry Illinois Missouri 1896
Army–Navy Game Army Navy 1890
Backyard Brawl Pittsburgh West Virginia 1895
Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon Nevada UNLV 1969
Battle for the Bell The Bell Marshall Ohio 1905 2004
Battle for the Bell The Bell Southern Miss Tulane 1979
Battle for the Bone Fresno State Louisiana Tech 2001
Battle for the Bones The Bones UAB Memphis 2006
Battle for the Golden Boot Golden Boot Arkansas LSU 1996
Battle for the Milk Can Milk Can Boise State Fresno State 2005
Battle for the Iron Skillet Iron Skillet TCU SMU 1925
Battle for the Mayor's Cup Mayor's Cup Rice SMU 1989
The Battle for the Mitten Paul Bunyan Trophy Michigan Michigan State 1953
Battle for the Rag Tiger Rag or Victory Flag LSU Tulane 1893
The Battle of I-10 Silver Spade New Mexico State UTEP 1935
Battle of I-75 Peace Pipe Bowling Green Toledo 1919
Battle of the Brazos Baylor Texas A&M 1899
Battle of the Brothers Utah Utah State 1892
The Battle of the Land Grants Land Grant Trophy Michigan State Penn State 1993
Battle for the Palladium The Palladium Trophy Troy Middle Tennessee 1936
Battle of the Palmetto State Clemson South Carolina 1896
Battle of the Palouse Idaho Washington State 1894
Boise State – Idaho rivalry Governor's Cup Idaho Boise State 1972
Battle for the Schwartzwalder Trophy Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy Syracuse West Virginia 1993
Houston–Rice rivalry Bayou Bucket Houston Rice 1971
Bedlam Series Bedlam Bell Oklahoma Oklahoma State 1900
Beehive Boot BYU, Utah, Utah State, and Weber State(FCS) 1971
Big Game The Stanford Axe Stanford California 1892
Black and Blue Bowl Memphis Southern Miss 1935
Black Diamond Trophy Virginia Tech West Virginia 1997 2005
Border War Bronze Boot Colorado State Wyoming 1899
Border War Indian War Drum &
Lamar Hunt Trophy
Kansas Missouri 1891
The Bowden Bowl Clemson Florida State 1999 2007
Bull City Classic Duke North Carolina Central

(FCS)

2009
Civil War Platypus Trophy Oregon Oregon State 1894
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Governor's Cup Georgia Georgia Tech 1893
CMU–WMU Rivalry Trophy Central Michigan Western Michigan 1907
Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Air Force, Army, Navy 1972
Commonwealth Cup Virginia Virginia Tech 1895
Crab Bowl Classic Maryland Navy 1905
Cy-Hawk Trophy Iowa Iowa State 1977
Deep South's Oldest Rivalry Auburn Georgia 1892
Duel in the Desert Territorial Cup Arizona Arizona State 1899
East Carolina-NC State Rivalry East Carolina NC State 1970
Egg Bowl Golden Egg Trophy Ole Miss Mississippi State 1901
Florida State-Miami rivalry Florida State Miami 1951
Floyd of Rosedale Iowa Minnesota 1891
Florida Cup Florida, Florida State, Miami 2002
Friends of Coal Bowl Governor's Cup West Virginia Marshall 2006
Fresno State-San José State Rivalry Fresno State San José State 1926
Gansz Trophy Navy SMU 2009
Golden Screwdriver Fresno State Hawaiʻi 1996
Governor's Cup Kentucky Louisville 1994
Governor's Victory Bell Minnesota Penn State 1993
Heartland Trophy Iowa Wisconsin 1894
Holy War Baylor TCU 1899
Holy War Boston College Holy Cross 1896 1986
Holy War Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl and Ireland Trophy Boston College Notre Dame 1995
Holy War BYU Utah 1896
Illibuck Illinois Ohio State 1925
Iron Bowl James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy Alabama Auburn 1893
Jefferson-Eppes Trophy Florida State Virginia 1995
Notre Dame-USC rivalry Jeweled Shillelagh Notre Dame USC 1926
Keg of Nails Cincinnati Louisville 1929
The Kit Carson Rifle Arizona New Mexico 1940 1977
Land of Lincoln Trophy Illinois Northwestern 2009
Legends Trophy Notre Dame Stanford 1988
Little Brown Jug Michigan Minnesota 1903
Little Brown Stein Idaho Montana

(FCS)

1903
Lone Star Showdown Lone Star Showdown trophy Texas Texas A&M 1894
Magnolia Bowl Magnolia Bowl Trophy LSU Ole Miss 1894
Maryland-Penn State rivalry Maryland Penn State 1917
Maryland-Virginia rivalry Maryland Virginia 1919
Maryland-West Virginia rivalry Maryland West Virginia 1919
Megaphone Trophy Michigan State Notre Dame 1949
Michigan - Notre Dame Rivalry Michigan Notre Dame 1887
Missouri–Nebraska Rivalry Victory Bell Missouri Nebraska 1892
Michigan MAC Trophy Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan 2005
NC State–North Carolina rivalry NC State North Carolina 1902
O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy Boston College Clemson 2008
Old Brass Spittoon Indiana Michigan State 1950
Indiana–Purdue rivalry Old Oaken Bucket Indiana Purdue 1925
Old Wagon Wheel BYU Utah State 1948
Oregon-Washington rivalry Oregon Washington 1900
Paul Bunyan's Axe, Slab of Bacon Minnesota Wisconsin 1890
Pitt-Penn State rivalry Pittsburgh Penn State 1896 2000
Purdue Cannon Illinois Purdue 1943
Ram-Falcon Trophy Air Force Colorado State 1980
Ramnapping Trophy Connecticut Rhode Island

(FCS)

1935 2000
Red River Rivalry Golden Hat (and two others) Oklahoma Texas 1900
Rio Grande Rivalry The Maloof Trophy New Mexico New Mexico State 1894
River City Rivalry Paddlewheel Trophy Cincinnati Pittsburgh 2005
Rocky Mountain Showdown Centennial Cup (NCAA) Colorado Colorado State 1893
Saban Bowl Alabama LSU 2007
Shillelagh Trophy Notre Dame Purdue 1957
Shula Bowl Don Shula Award Florida Atlantic Florida International 2002
Steel Tire Akron Youngstown State

(FCS)

1940 1995
South's Oldest Rivalry North Carolina Virginia 1892
Southwest Classic Arkansas Texas A&M 1903
Sunflower Showdown Governor's Cup Kansas Kansas State 1902
Sunshine Showdown Florida Florida State 1958
Sweet Sioux Tomahawk Illinois Northwestern 1945 2008
Telephone Trophy Iowa State Missouri 1959
Textile Bowl Clemson North Carolina State 1981
The Game [17] Ohio State Michigan 1897
Third Saturday in October Alabama Tennessee 1901
Third Saturday in September Florida Tennessee 1916
Tiger Bowl Auburn LSU 1901
Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe Oklahoma Missouri 1929
UCLA-USC rivalry Victory Bell UCLA USC 1929
Victory Bell Cincinnati Miami (OH) 1888
Victory Bell Duke North Carolina 1948
Wagon Wheel Akron Kent State 1946
Seminole War Canoe Trophy Florida Miami 1955 [18]
The War on I-4 Central Florida South Florida 2005 2008
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Okefenokee Oar Florida Georgia 1915

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Aggie-Eagle Classic North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central 1924
Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket Brice-Cowell Musket Maine New Hampshire 1903
Battle for Chief Caddo Chief Caddo Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin 1924
Battle for the Golden Horseshoe The Golden Horseshoe Cal Poly UC Davis 2004
Battle for the Old Mountain Jug Old Mountain Jug Appalachian State Western Carolina 1932
Battle for the Ol' School Bell The Ol' School Bell Jacksonville State Troy State 1924 2001
Battle for the Paddle Nicholls State Texas State 1998
Battle for the Red Belt Red Belt Murray State Western Kentucky 1978 2000
Battle of the Bay Hampton Norfolk State 1962
Battle of the Blue Battle of the Blue Trophy Delaware Villanova 2007
Battle of the Bluegrass Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky 1914 2008
Battle of the Piney Woods Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin 1925
Bayou Classic Grambling State Southern 1974
Billy Knight Trophy Massachusetts New Hampshire 1986
Brawl of the Wild The Great Divide Trophy Montana Montana State 1897
Capital Cup Capital Cup William & Mary Richmond 1898
Causeway Classic Causeway Carriage Sacramento State UC Davis 1954
Dakota Marker North Dakota State South Dakota State 1903
The EWU-UM Governors Cup Governors Cup Eastern Washington Montana 1967
Florida Classic Bethune-Cookman Florida A&M 1925
The Game Harvard Yale 1875
Governor's Cup Brown Rhode Island 1909
Governor's Trophy Dartmouth Princeton
Granite Bowl Dartmouth New Hampshire 1901
Liberty Cup Columbia Fordham 2002
Magic City Classic Alabama A&M Alabama State 1924
The Military Classic of the South Silver Shako The Citadel VMI 1920
Sawhorse Dollar Dartmouth Princeton 2004
State Fair Classic Grambling State Prairie View A&M 1925
The Rivalry Lafayette Lehigh 1884
Trustee Cup Cornell Penn 1893
Turkey Day Classic Alabama State Tuskegee

(D-II)

1901
Hoosier Rivalry Game Hoosier Helmet Trophy Butler Valparaiso 1927 [30]
Route One Rivalry First State Cup Delaware Delaware State 2009

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Battle in Seattle Cascade Cup Western Washington Central Washington 1922
Nickel Trophy North Dakota State North Dakota 1894 2003
South Dakota State South Dakota 1889 2003
Old Hickory Stick Game Hickory Stick Northwest Missouri State Truman State 1930
Two Rivers Classic Two Rivers Classic Trophy UNC-Pembroke Fayetteville State 2009
Coal Bowl Coal Miners Pail Trophy California University of Pennsylvania Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2009
Top Dog Game Top Dog Trophy Butler Indianapolis 1971 1992
U.S. Cellular Miner's Bowl Miner's Helmet and Axe Missouri Southern Pittsburg State

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Academic Bowl Academic Bowl Carnegie Mellon Case Western Reserve 1986
Admiral's Cup Maine Maritime Mass Maritime 1973
Baird Brothers Trophy Case Western Reserve Wooster 1984
Battle For The Border Claw Border Claw Trophy East Texas Baptist Louisiana College 2000
Biggest Little Game In America Amherst Williams 1884
Book of Knowledge Carleton Macalester 1999
The Bridge Bowl Bridge Bowl Trophy Mount St. Joseph
The Bronze Turkey Game The Bronze Turkey Trophy Monmouth (IL)
CBB Trophy

Bates, Bowdoin, Colby

1896
Centennial Cup Hobart Rochester 2000
Cereal Bowl The Goat Trophy and The Cereal Bowl Trophy Carleton 1919
Cortaca Jug Ithaca SUNY Cortland 1942
Courage Bowl Rochester St. John Fisher 2005
Conestoga Wagon Dickinson Franklin & Marshall 1963
Doehling-Heselton Memorial Trophy Lawrence Ripon 1893
Dutchman's Shoes RPI Union (NY) 1903
Edmund Orgill Trophy Rhodes Sewanee 1899
Founders Trophy Washington (MO) Chicago
The Goal Post Juniata Susquehanna 1952
The Hammer Augsburg Hamline 2005
Hoffman Cup St. Lawrence Merchant Marine 2003
Johns Hopkins-McDaniel Rivalry Johns Hopkins McDaniel 1894
Little Brass Bell North Central Wheaton (IL)
Little Brown Bucket Dickinson Gettysburg 1938
Mercer County Cup Grove City Thiel 1983
Mississippi Backyard Brawl Backyard Brawl Trophy Millsaps Mississippi College 2000 (renewed)
Monon Bell Classic Monon Bell DePauw Wabash 1890
Myron Claxton's Shoes Occidental Whittier 1901
Old Paint Bucket Hamline Macalester 1887
Rocking Chair Classic Mac-Jack Rocking Chair Hamilton Middlebury 1980
Oldest College Rivalry West of the Mississippi Coe Cornell (IA) 1891
The Oldest Small-College Rivalry in the South, The Game The Jacket-Tiger Cup Hampden-Sydney Randolph-Macon 1893
The Regents Cup Salisbury Frostburg State 1973
Secretaries Cup Coast Guard Merchant Marine 1949
The Stagg Hat Lycoming Susquehanna 1993
The Transit Trophy RPI WPI 1980
Victory Bell Classic Victory Bell Franklin College Hanover College 1896
Wagon Wheel Lewis & Clark Willamette 1949
Wilkes-Barre Mayor's Cup King's College Wilkes 1996