Photo: Stew Milne/AP

Central Florida defeated UConn, 24-16, Saturday in the fourth installment of the greatest artificial college football rivalry ever: The Civil Conflict. My mistake—it’s actually the Civil ConFLiCT.

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UConn head coach Bob Diaco, possibly looking to motivate his program, manufactured the importance behind the game before the Huskies’ 2015 season. Diaco even had a trophy made, with the first nameplate dedicated to UConn’s 37-29 victory over UCF in the 2014 season. (UCF had won the first conference game in 2013 by a score of 62-17.) That game was one of the Huskies’ two wins that year.

UConn won 2015's Civil Conflict, 40-13, but yesterday, the Knights snapped their vaunted two-win streak. UCF was clearly not as enthusiastic about the rivalry, because no one even picked up the trophy:

Maybe the Knights’ lack of respect towards the trophy can be turned into a crucial chapter in the history of the Civil Conflict. Probably not, though.