LAST THURSDAY, Twitter accounts for Minnesota's mascot and a parody of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini had an exchange in which @FauxPelini proposed, "If we win, you give me $5. If you win, I get to smash a wooden chair over your back." @GoldytheGopher responded, "Just as long as we can turn that $5 or bits of broken chair into a trophy for next year's game."
Why wait that long? By Saturday, the $5 Broken Bits Chair was a reality, and the Gophers paraded it off the field after their 28--24 win in Lincoln. That trophy fits perfectly with some of the unusual ones below, many of which will be awarded this week.
See if you can match the trophy with the rivalry
1 WASHINGTON VS. WASHINGTON STATE
2 ALABAMA VS. AUBURN
3 BYU VS. UTAH STATE
4 COLORADO STATE VS. WYOMING
5 FRESNO STATE VS. SAN DIEGO STATE
6 INDIANA VS. PURDUE
7 USC VS. NOTRE DAME
8 NEVADA VS. UNLV
KEY: A-5, B-4, C-6, D-1, E-3, F-8, G-7, H-2
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
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JAKE ROTH/USA TODAY SPORTS (OIL CAN)
DEREK REGENSBURGER/CAL SPORT MEDIA/AP (BRASS BOOT)
COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (OAKEN BUCKET)
JESSE BEALS/ICON SPORTSWIRE (APPLE CUP)
COURTESY OF UTAH STATE ATHLETICS (WAGON WHEEL)
TOM SMEDES/ICON SPORTSWIRE (CANNON)
COURTESY OF NOTRE DAME MEDIA RELATIONS (SHILELAGH)
BUTCH DILL/AP (SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY)
ANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (CALIPARI)