Gazette Insight

Top 5 best rivalry game nicknames

#5 The Holy War

Teams: Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars
Trophy: Beehive Boot
Originated: April 6, 1896
Series Utah leads, 58–34–4


 #4  Backyard Brawl

Teams: Pitt vs West Virginia
First Meeting: October 26, 1895
All-Time Series PITT: 61–40–3


#3  Red River Shootout

Teams: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns
First Meeting: October 10, 1900
All-time series Texas leads, 61–44–5



 #2  World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

Teams: Florida Gators vs Georgia Bulldogs
First Meeting: November 6, 1915
All-time series: Georgia leads 49–42–2



#1  Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

Teams: Georgia Tech vs Georgia
First Meeting: November 4, 1893
All-time series: Georgia leads, 65–40–5


Georgia tech image: Robapalooza at English Wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Georgia logo: By Brunswickian [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

florida logo:By University of Florida (Extracted from [pdf] and converted to svg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

cotton bowl By Photo: Andreas Praefcke (Own work (own photograph)) [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

featured image georgia tech – By Excaliburhorn at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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