The Biggest College Football Rivalry Games

50 DAYS TILL COLLEGE FOOTBALL! And what’s college football without a little team rivalry? We’ve taken a look at the team records for some of the biggest rivalry games.  Which game do you think will be the most epic in 2013?

1. Texas – Oklahoma
Bigger than both team’s in-state rivals, the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry can’t be matched. The Cotton Bowl turns into a sea of burnt orange and crimson for the Red River Shootout at the Texas State Fair.

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2. Notre Dame – USC
Playing for the Jeweled Shillelagh every year, many consider the USC — Notre Dame game to be the most important in college football as both teams have the two highest numbers for sending players to the NFL.

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3. Auburn – Alabama
Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state of Alabama.

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4. Michigan – OSU
Separated by a state line and now a division, “The Game“, as it’s often referred, is played solely for one reason- pride- and could conceivably determine the Big Ten champion every year.

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TicketCity picks College Football (last week before bowls)

 

TicketCity Amy
Amy123
Brandon Brandon121 Evan Evan130 Hunter Hunter133 LouLou129 Megan Megan124 Rafael Rafael112 Zach Zach122
Northern Illinois vs. Kent State
Northern Illinois Kent State Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois
UCLA vs. Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
UCF vs. Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa UCF Tulsa
Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa
Mid. Tennessee vs. Arkasas State Arkansas St Arkansas St Arkansas St Arkansas St Arkansas St Arkansas St Middle Tennessee Arkansas St
Pitt vs. South Florida Pitt USF Pitt Pitt USF Pitt Pitt Pitt
Boise State vs. Nevada Boise St Boise St Nevada Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Wisconsin Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Wisconsin
Oklahoma vs. TCU
Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma State vs. Baylor Oklahoma St Oklahoma St Oklahoma St Oklahoma St Baylor Oklahoma St Baylor Oklahoma St
Alabama vs. Georgia Alabama Alabama Alabama Georgia Georgia Alabama Alabama Alabama
FSU vs. Georgia Tech
FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU
Texas vs. Kansas State Kansas St Kansas St Kansas St Kansas St Kansas St Texas Texas Texas
South Alabama vs. Hawaii
Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii
New Mexico State vs. Texas State
Texas St Texas St Texas St Texas St Texas St Texas St Texas St Texas St

Hunter and Lou have Georgia upsetting Alabama and sneaking its way into the national championship game, while there are still three here that believe Texas will end KSU’s dreams of making it to a BCS bowl game. Last week before we get into bowl season!

TicketCity Picks College Football

 

TicketCity Amy
Amy109
Brandon Brandon102 Evan Evan111 Hunter Hunter116 LouLou113 Megan Megan109 Rafael Rafael97 Zach Zach110
Houston vs. Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Houston Marshall
Northwestern vs. Michigan State Michigan State Northwestern Northwestern Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Northwestern Michigan State
Cincinnati vs. Rutgers Cincinnati Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers
Rutgers Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati
USC vs. UCLA USC UCLA UCLA USC USC USC UCLA UCLA
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State OSU Texas Tech OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU
Utah State vs. La Tech La Tech La Tech Utah State La Tech La Tech La Tech La Tech La Tech
Syracuse vs. Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou
Yale vs. Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Yale
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. W. Kentucky ULL ULL ULL W. Kentucky ULL ULL ULL W. Kentucky
Stanford vs. Oregon Oregon Oregon Stanford Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
UTEP vs. Southern Miss UTEP UTEP Southern Miss UTEP Southern Miss UTEP UTEP Southern Miss
Tennessee vs. Vandy Vandy Vandy Tennessee Vandy Vandy Vandy Vandy Tennessee
San Jose State vs. BYU BYU San Jose State BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU
Dartmouth vs. Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Dartmouth Princeton

Hunter still has a sizeable lead as we come down the stretch. This week I have Stanford beating Oregon while Rafael is the only person to pick Dartmouth to beat Princeton.

TicketCity Picks College Football

 

TicketCity Amy
Amy99
Brandon Brandon93 Evan Evan101 Hunter Hunter106 LouLou103 Megan Megan99 Rafael Rafael90 Zach Zach101
Northwestern vs. Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Northwestern Michigan
Iowa State vs. Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas
Oregon State vs. Stanford Stanford OSU Stanford Stanford
Stanford Stanford OSU Stanford
Arizona State vs. USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Texas A&M vs. Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Texas A&M Alabama
UMass vs. Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron
Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss Ole Miss Vandy Ole Miss Ole Miss Vandy Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss
Fresno State vs. Nevada Fresno St Fresno St Nevada Fresno St Fresno St Fresno St Nevada Fresno St
Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU
West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State OSU West Virginia OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU
McNeese State vs. UTSA UTSA McNeese St UTSA UTSA McNeese St UTSA UTSA UTSA
Mizzou vs. Tennessee Tennessee Mizzou Mizzou Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Louisiana–Monroe vs. Arkansas State Ark St. Ark St Ark St Ark St Ark St Ark St ULM Ark St
North Texas vs. South Alabama North Texas North Texas North Texas North Texas North Texas North Texas North Texas South Alabama

We still have Hunter in the lead late into the season with Lou nipping at his heels. This week there wasn’t much division in the picks, as everyone has USC, Stanford, Akron and North Carolina St. winning, while all but one have North Texas, Arkansas State, OSU, Alabama and Michigan getting a W. That leads to the bold pick of the week, which is Rafael taking A&M to win in Tuscaloosa.

Tailgating the Rivalries of College Football

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