College Football Rivalries Quiz

We give you one team in a famous college football rivalry. You guess their rival.
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
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The Game
Michigan vs. Ohio State
The Border War
Indian War Drum
Kansas vs. Missouri
The Game
Harvard vs. Yale
Paul Bunyan's Axe
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
Georgia vs. Georgia Tech
Iron Bowl
Auburn vs. Alabama
Holy War
BYU vs. Utah
Red River Rivalry
Golden Hat
Oklahoma vs. Texas
Apple Cup
Washington vs. Washington State
Backyard Brawl
Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia
Victory Bell
The Big Game
Stanford Axe
Stanford vs. Cal
Jeweled Shillelagh
USC vs. Notre Dame
Civil War
Platypus Trophy
Oregon vs. Oregon State
Golden Boot
LSU vs. Arkansas
Bayou Classic
Grambling State vs. Southern
The Rivalry
Lafayette vs. Lehigh
Level 46
May 3, 2011
The Lafayette/Lehigh rivalry has been going since the 1880s....I am not sure but it might be the oldest college sports rivalry in the country...that's most likely why it is on there
Level 51
Mar 29, 2019
I only got this because I went to school at Lehigh. Such a huge rivalry. I'm surprised only 15% of people knew this one.
Level 72
Nov 15, 2021
The oldest in the nation is apparently between Michigan and Notre Dame, since 1887.
Level 31
Jun 22, 2011
13/14 couldn't get georgia tech
Level 43
Sep 2, 2012
Ohio State-Michigan, are you kidding. 1897 first game, 108 total meetings. Auburn-Georgia is longer than that. 1892 first game, 115 total meetings.

Lehigh-Lafayette with 147 total meetings and first played in 1884, must have player multiple times some years.

Level 20
Sep 12, 2012
Miami-Florida State also
Level 43
Jan 18, 2013
where on earth was army navy? notre dame usc? probably the two biggest rivalries in college sports
Level 77
Jun 17, 2013
I'm a Georgia alum and we hate Florida even more than Tech.
Level 61
Jun 17, 2013
mizzou and bama should be acceptable. forgot lehigh though. go gophers!
Level 28
Feb 8, 2014
Having grown in Madison even though Paul Bunyan's axe is a major rivalry it's lost a lot of muster in the recent years. A better one would be The Heartland Trophy which is against Iowa.
Level 85
May 5, 2014
Level 21
Apr 28, 2014
There are a couple of good Mid American Conference rivalries: The Michigan MAC Trophy between Central, Westen, and Eastern Michigan, The Miami vs. Ohio Battle of the Bricks, and my favorite, Akron vs. Kent for the Wagon Wheel.
Level 76
Aug 31, 2014
Unfortunately the Border War between Mizzou and Kansas is now dormant due to conference changes. Another Missouri rivalry which is the victim of conference changes is the Hickory Stick rivalry between Truman State University and Northwest Missouri State University. It was the oldest traveling trophy in Division II football.
Level 36
Sep 4, 2014
Coal Bowl - Marshall vs. WVU
Level 14
Nov 30, 2014
You should add florida vs florida st (egg bowl)
Level 34
Jan 12, 2015
Ole Miss and Mississippi State ... The Egg Bowl
Level 28
Aug 5, 2015
Florida vs Georgia!
Level 68
Sep 16, 2015
Suggestions: Iowa vs. Minnesota for Floyd of Rosedale (statue of a hog), and Iowa State vs. Iowa for the Cy-Hawk Trophy.
Level 29
Jan 25, 2016
You should add Army vs navy and Michigan vs Michigan state
Level 37
Jan 26, 2016
I concur with adding at least army vs navy. Been a long storied rivalry that not only has been around for years but also has a great meaning behind the game and the men who play in it.
Level 43
Apr 18, 2016
Brawl of the Wild! Montana Grizzlies vs. Montana State Bobcats
Level 66
May 4, 2016
You could make about 12 more questions solely out of Big Ten games. Even Nebraska, as a relative newcomer has three distinctly named "trophy" games, like - and I swear I'm not making this up - the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy game between Nebraska and Minnesota.
Level 51
Jun 25, 2016
You could definetly add some more rivalries such as navy vs army, Florida vs Georgia, ole miss vs miss st, and many others
Level 42
Jan 5, 2017
Where the heck is army vs navy? Even trump went to an army navy game!
Level 23
Mar 6, 2017
Army vs Navy hasn't been a good rivalry for the past couple years, so it kind of dropped off the map a little. It's still know, just not as well as it used to be.
Level 45
Mar 24, 2017
Considering the Army-Navy game has its own day when nobody else plays on that day, it should definitely be on here. Other than that, I think this is a good quiz. Michigan-Michigan State should not be on here because Michigan-Ohio State is the bigger of the two rivalry games and a team should only show up once in this. If you want one very few people will get, maybe add North Texas-Middle Tennessee State. It's such a big rivalry for the two teams that when UNT switched to C-USA, MTSU followed for the rivalry aspect of football.
Level 32
Nov 19, 2017
Virginia versus Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Cup
Level 71
Jan 5, 2018
Army navy ppl
Level 81
May 3, 2018
One you might add--The Border War, the battle for the Bronze Boot, played 109 times since 1899 between Wyoming and Colorado State.
Level 83
May 10, 2018
As usual, sports fans bought down my point total. Coming in with virtually no knowledge of the subject I managed to come up with 10, which I was feeling pretty good about, but then I only got 1 point for my efforts.
Level 34
Aug 14, 2018
The Dean Foy Sportsmanship trophy is awarded to the winner of the Iron Bowl , although this is not widely known outside the rivalry .
Level 33
Sep 24, 2018
Add the old oaken bucket. IU vs Purdue. Best rivalry in all of sports
Level 72
Nov 24, 2020
You should accept WVU for West Virginia.
Level 63
Apr 8, 2021
btw the Oregon-Oregon state is no longer called the civil war... for reasons
Level 60
Apr 23, 2021
No CyHawk game?
Level 44
Mar 21, 2023
May I suggest to you, the Egg Bowl/Battle for the Golden Egg - likely the fiercest rivalry in college football, not because the teams are evenly matched or good, but because us fans absolutely hate each other, with a huge fight breaking out on the field or in the stands nearly every year. It is between Mississippi State and Mississippi ("Ole M*ss"), and occurs every Thanksgiving [that it can]. It is also the tenth longest uninterrupted series in NCAA Football (1944-date) and has been played 119 times (as of March 2023).