10 Best College Football Rivalry Nicknames & Trophies Ahead of Week 14

By David Hayes
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Even with more than 100 years of history between some schools, one of the greatest parts of college football's rivalry week is the list of rivalry series nicknames themselves.

With more than 25 classic college football rivalry matchups on the Week 14 docket, here's a look at 10 of the best and funniest rivalry nicknames with their respective trophies ahead of this week's action.

10. The Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs

Photo: Twitter/@ChancellorRLD
Photo: Twitter/@ChancellorRLD /

Rivalry: Texas-Texas Tech
Rivalry Nickname: The Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs
Rivalry Trophy Name:
The Chancellor's Spurs

9. The Battle on the Bayou

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Rivalry: Louisiana-Louisiana Monroe
Rivalry Nickname:
 The Battle on the Bayou
Rivalry Trophy Name: The Wooden Boot

8. The Commonwealth Clash

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Photo: Twitter/@virginia_tech /

Rivalry: Virginia-Virginia Tech
Rivalry Nickname:
 The Commonwealth Clash
Rivalry Trophy Name: The Commonwealth Cup

7. 100 Miles of Hate

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Rivalry: Middle Tennessee State-Western Kentucky
Rivalry Nickname:
 100 Miles of Hate
Rivalry Trophy Name: N/A

6. The Egg Bowl

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Rivalry: Ole Miss-Mississippi State
Rivalry Nickname: The Egg Bowl
Rivalry Trophy Name:
The Golden Egg

5. The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe

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Rivalry: Wisconsin-Minnesota
Rivalry Nickname: The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe
Rivalry Trophy Name:
Paul Bunyan's Axe (formerly the Slab of Bacon until 1943)

4. The War on I-4

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Rivalry: South Florida-UCF
Rivalry Nickname: The War on I-4
Rivalry Trophy Name:
N/A

3. Farmageddon

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Rivalry: Iowa State-Kansas State
Rivalry Nickname: Farmageddon
Rivalry Trophy Name:
N/A

2. Clean, Old Fashioned Hate

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Rivalry: Georgia-Georgia Tech
Rivalry Nickname: Clean, Old Fashioned Hate
Rivalry Trophy Name:
N/A

1. The Platypus Trophy (The Civil War)

Rivalry: Oregon-Oregon State
Rivalry Nickname: The Civil War
Rivalry Trophy: The Platypus Trophy


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