Most consecutive wins over one opponent (NCAA football)

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The following is a list of the all-time leading NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) college football single-opponent winning streaks. Streaks are ranked by the number of consecutive wins posted by one team against a regular opponent. All streaks active and historical streaks of at least 20 games are included.

Most consecutive wins over an opponent
School Opponent Consecutive wins Year started Last win Uninterrupted series? Notes/References
Notre Dame Navy 43 1964 2006 Yes Navy won in 2007[1][2]
Nebraska Kansas 36 1969 2004 Yes KU won in 2005[3]
Oklahoma Kansas State 32 1937 1968 Yes [3]
Penn State Temple 30 1952 2012† No, the games have been played over a 61-year period. Penn State has an unbeaten streak against Temple dating back to 1941. The teams played to a tie in 1950.
Nebraska Kansas State 29 1969 1997 Yes [3]
Clemson Virginia 29 1955 1989 No, the games were played over a 35-year period. [3]
Texas Rice 28 1966 1993 Yes [3]
Florida Kentucky 27 1987 2013† Yes Longest in-conference streak in Southeastern Conference history
Syracuse Hobart 26 1906 1931 Yes [3]
USC Oregon State 26 1968 1999 No, the games were played over a 32-year period. [3]
Tennessee Kentucky 26 1985 2010 Yes Kentucky won in 2011.[4] Rivalry formerly known as the Battle for the Barrel
Penn State West Virginia 25 1959 1983 Yes [3]
Texas TCU 24 1968 1991 Yes [3]
Texas A&M TCU 24 1973 2001† No, the games have been played over a 28-year period. Texas A&M won 23 consecutive games against TCU from 1973 to 1995 while they were both members of the old Southwest Conference. Texas A&M beat TCU again in the 2001 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl, and the teams have not played since then.[5]
Nebraska Missouri 24 1979 2002 Yes [3]
Nebraska Oklahoma State 24 1974 1999 No, the games were played over a 26-year period. [3]
Penn State Maryland 24 1962 1988 No, the games were played over a 27-year period. The streak began following Maryland's only win in the 37-game series in 1961, and finally ended with the only tie in 1989.[6]
Oklahoma Iowa State 23 1937 1959 Yes [1]
Tennessee Vanderbilt 22 1983 2004 Yes [3]
Arkansas TCU 22 1959 1980 Yes [3]
Alabama Mississippi State 22 1958 1979 Yes [3]
Iowa Northwestern 22 1974 1994 Yes [3] Northwestern's 1995 team also ended a 19-game (30 year) losing streak to Michigan and a 14-game (33 year) losing streak to Notre Dame.
LSU Louisiana - Lafayette 22 1902 2009† No, the games have been played over a 107-year period. [3]
Florida Vanderbilt 22 1989 2012 No, the games have been played over a 23-year period. The series was uninterrupted since 1992 (21 wins). Vanderbilt won in 2013 [7]
Ohio State Northwestern 21 1972 2004 No, the games were played over a 32-year period. [3]
Ohio State Wisconsin 21 1960 1980 Yes [8]
Purdue Iowa 20 1961 1980 Yes [3]
Oklahoma Baylor 20 1901 2011 No, the games were played over a 109-year period. Baylor ended the streak with a 45-38 victory in 2011.[2]

† Active Streak

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame's NCAA-record 43-game win streak over Navy ends". ESPN.com. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Navy 46, Notre Dame 44 - Play by Play". ESPN.com. November 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Streaks and Rivalries" (PDF). Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (NCAA). 2007. p. 112. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (November 26, 2011). "Kentucky ends 26-game skid vs. Tennessee, which will miss bowl". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Football Scores: TCU". aggieathletics.com. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Penn State vs Maryland Historical Record". stassen.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Florida’s nightmare season continues with first loss to Vanderbilt since 1988". 
  8. ^ "Ohio State vs Wisconsin". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2013-03-26.