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Civil Conflict (college football game)

 

Civil Conflict (college football game)

Civil Conflict
Sport Football
First meeting October 26, 2013
UCF 62, UConn 17
Latest meeting October 10, 2015
UConn 40, UCF 13
Next meeting 2016
Trophy Yes (unnamed)
Statistics
Meetings total 3
All-time series UConn 2–1
Longest streak 2
Current streak UConn, 2 (2014–present)

The Civil Conflict (sometimes stylized as the "conFLiCT") is the name given by University of Connecticut football head coach Bob Diaco to Connecticut's annual matchup against the UCF Knights football team of the University of Central Florida. [1][2] The teams first met in 2013 as members of the American Athletic Conference (The American).

In June 2015, Connecticut created a trophy for the rivalry and announced it on

  1. ^ a b UConn coach says he doesn't need UCF's consent for rivalry. ESPN.
  2. ^ Diaco Embraces Contrived 'Civil Conflict' Rivalry. NBC News.
  3. ^ UConn Randomly Creates Rivalry With Central Florida, Dubs It ‘Civil Conflict.’ NESN.
  4. ^ UConn Promotes 'Rivalry' Game with UCF, Knights Deny Any Involvement. Bleacher Report.
  5. ^ UConn-UCF's new 'Civil Conflict' rivalry trophy is already the country's worst. SBNation.
  6. ^ UConn surprises O'Leary with trophy. UCFSports.com.
  7. ^ Diaco Won't Back Down On UConn-UCF Football Rivalry. Hartford Courant.
  8. ^ Coach creates worst rivalry in sports history. New York Post.

References

# Date Location Winner Score
1 October 26, 2013 Orlando, FL UCF 62–17
2 November 1, 2014 East Hartford, CT Connecticut 37–29
3 October 10, 2015 Orlando, FL Connecticut 40–13
Series: Connecticut leads 2–1
Connecticut victories UCF victories Tie games

Game results

Before Connecticut gave a name to the series, the teams had played twice, with UCF winning the first game and Connecticut upsetting the Knights in 2014. Connecticut's upset of UCF in 2014 was the Knights' only conference loss in their first two years as members of The American. The 2015 game featured Connecticut winning for the second straight year while making UCF's record on the season fall to 0-6.

[8] said that Diaco created the "worst rivalry in sports history."New York Post The [7][1] Diaco responded by saying, "They [UCF] don't get to say whether they are our rival or not."[6]

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