College Football Rivalry Week Nicknames by Matchup

By David Hayes
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The final week of each college football regular season brings us nearly all of the rivalry matchups many fans wait for all year. With so much history, including well over 100 years of battles between many of these programs, quite a few of college football's most iconic rivalries have earned their own nicknames.

Here's a look at all 29 college football rivalry matchups and their nicknames, in the order in which they'll be played, during the 2019 Week 14 slate.

1. Ole Miss-Mississippi State Football

- Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. EST
- Ole Miss-Mississippi State Rivalry Nickname:
The Egg Bowl
- Ole Miss-Mississippi State Rivalry Trophy: The Golden Egg

2. Texas Tech-Texas Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. EST
- Texas Tech-Texas Rivalry Nickname:
The Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs

3. Virginia Tech-Virginia Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. EST
- Virginia Tech-UVA Rivalry Nickname:
The Commonwealth Clash
- Virginia Tech-UVA Rivalry Trophy: The Commonwealth Cup

4. Missouri-Arkansas Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. EST
- Missouri-Arkansas Rivalry Nickname:
The Battle Line Rivalry

5. Iowa-Nebraska Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. EST
- Iowa-Nebraska Rivalry Nickname:
The Heroes Game
- Iowa-Nebraska Rivalry Trophy: The Heroes Trophy

6. Washington State-Washington Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. EST
- Washington State-Washington Rivalry Nickname:
The Apple Cup

7. South Florida-UCF Football

- Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. EST
- USF-UCF Football Rivalry Nickname:
The War on I-4

8. Ohio State-Michigan Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry Nickname:
The Game

9. Clemson-South Carolina Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Clemson-South Carolina Rivalry Nickname:
The Palmetto Bowl
- Clemson-South Carolina Rivalry Trophy: The Palmetto Trophy (formerly the Hardee's Trophy until 2014)

10. Georgia-Georgia Tech Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Georgia-Georgia Tech Rivalry Nickname:
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

11. Louisville-Kentucky Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Louisville-Kentucky Football Rivalry Nickname:
The Governor's Cup

12. Indiana-Purdue Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Indiana-Purdue Rivalry Nickname:
The Old Oaken Bucket Game

13. Illinois-Northwestern Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. EST
- Illinois-Northwestern Rivalry Nickname:
The Land of Lincoln Trophy Game

14. Middle Tennessee-Western Kentucky Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. EST
- MTSU-WKU Rivalry Nickname:
100 Miles of Hate

15. UNLV-Nevada Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. EST
- UNLV-Nevada Football Rivalry Nickname:
The Fremont Cannon Game

16. Alabama-Auburn Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. EST
- Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Nickname:
The Iron Bowl

17. Wisconsin-Minnesota Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. EST
- Wisconsin-Minnesota Rivalry Nickname:
The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe
- Wisconsin-Minnesota Rivalry Trophy: Paul Bunyan's Axe (formerly the Slab of Bacon until 1943)

18. Oregon-Oregon State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. EST
- Oregon-Oregon State Rivalry Nickname:
The Civil War
- Oregon-Oregon State Rivalry Trophy: The Platypus Trophy

19. Notre Dame-Stanford Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. EST
- Notre-Dame Stanford Rivalry Nickname:
The Legends Trophy Game

20. Vanderbilt-Tennessee Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. EST
- Vanderbilt-Tennessee Football Rivalry Nickname:
*None

21. Georgia Southern-Georgia State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. EST
- Georgia Southern-Georgia State Rivalry Nickname:
Modern Day Hate

22. Iowa State-Kansas State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. EST
- Iowa State-Kanas State Rivalry Nickname:
Farmageddon

23. Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. EST
- Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Football Rivalry Nickname:
The Bedlam Series

24. Colorado-Utah Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. EST
- Colorado-Utah Rivalry Nickname:
The Rumble in the Rockies

25. Florida-Florida State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. EST
- Florida-FSU Football Rivalry Nickname:
The Sunshine Showdown
- Florida-FSU Football Rivalry Trophy: The Makala Trophy (The Florida Cup can be decided in this rivalry as well, which is awarded to the winner of the Florida State-Florida-Miami series).

26. Louisiana-Louisiana Monroe Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. EST
- Louisiana-Louisiana Monroe Rivalry Nickname:
The Battle on the Bayou
- Louisiana-Louisiana Monroe Rivalry Trophy: The Wooden Boot

27. Arizona-Arizona State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. EST
- Arizona-ASU Rivalry Nickname:
The Duel in the Desert
- Arizona-ASU Rivalry Trophy: The Territorial Cup

28. California-UCLA Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 p.m. EST
- Cal-UCLA Rivalry Nickname:
The Bear Bowl

29. Fresno State-San Jose State Football

- Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 p.m. EST
- Fresno State-San Jose State Rivalry Nickname:
The Battle for the Valley Cup


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