Origin of the Game
Louisville plays Cincinnati in the annual battle for the Keg of Nails. One of the most unique rivalry trophies in college football, the Keg of Nails was initiated by fraternity chapters on the UC and U of L campuses, signifying that the winning players in the game were "tough as nails."
The BIG EAST rivals are separated by 105 miles of I-71.
Friday's meeting marks the 50th game in the all-time series. UC holds a 28-20-1 edge and a 12-9-1 advantage in Louisville.