• Meeting: 50th
  • First Meeting: 1929
  • Series Record:
    Cincinnati leads 27-21-1
  • Last Year: UC won 41-10
The Keg of Nails

The winner of Friday's game gets the Keg of Nails, one of the more unique rivalry trophies with a somewhat vague origin. The trophy is a replica of a keg used to ship nails. The present keg is actually a replacement for the original award, which was misplaced by Louisville, ironically lost during some construction of office facilities. It is adorned with the logos of both schools and the scores of the series games. As of 2009, there are no nails in the Keg of Nails, nor does anyone know if there ever were any in the first place.