Rod Couch

Boise State Broncos #3 in College Football History for Wins in a 18-Year Period

Boise State ranks in the top five programs in history.

BOISE, Idaho--With their 55-7 win over Northern Illinois yesterday, Boise State now ranks #3 in college football history for the most wins over an 18-year period.

The Broncos are third behind Yale (209-11-7) and Pennsylvania (206-30-6) and tied with Nebraska (192-31-1) for the modern record.  

Boise State compiled its mark of 192-40 beginning in its third year in major college football and includes the tenures of four head coaches--Dirk Koetter, Dan HawkinsChris Petersen and current Bronco head man Bryan Harsin.  Harsin has been at Boise State for a significant portion of those 18 years, as a player (1996-99), a position coach (2001-5), offensive coordinator (2006-2010) and head coach (2014-15). 

There are no overlapping years (i.e. a school cannot be listed for wins from both 1960-1977 and 1965-1982).  Only the best record from that era is included for each school, and if there is a tie, the first year in which the school achieved the record is listed.

Here are the teams with the most wins in an 18-year period.

Most Wins In 18-Year Period:

(no overlap)

*Modern Record in Bold

 

1.    Yale 209-11-7 (1888-1905)

2.    Pennsylvania 206-30-6 (1890-1907)

3.    Nebraska 192-31-1 (1982-1999)

3.    Boise State 192-40-0 (1998-2015) 

5.    Harvard 188-23-3 (1886-1903)

5.    Florida State 188-34-1 (1987-2004)

7.    Oklahoma 184-51 (1998-2015)* 

8.    Miami of Florida 183-34-0 (1986-2003)

9.    Florida 183-48-1 (1992-2009)

10.  Princeton 180-19-5 (1888-1905)

11.  Oklahoma 179-31-4 (1971-1988)

12.  Ohio State 178-46-2 (1992-2009)

13.  BYU 176-53-2 (1979-1996)

13.  Virginia Tech 176-55-0 (1994-2011)

15.  Penn State 175-37-1 (1969-1986)

16.  Alabama 174-31-3 (1962-1979)

17.  Oregon 173-56 (1998-2015) *

17.  Virginia Tech 173-60 (1996-2013)

18.  Tennessee 172-48-3 (1987-2004)

18.  Texas 172-57-1 (1995-2012)

20.  Georgia 171-61 (1997-2014)

21.  LSU 169-60 (1996-2013)

22.  Michigan 168-49-4 (1986-2003)

23.  Nebraska 167-38-4 (1963-1980)

24.  Texas Christian 167-57 (1998-2015)*

25.  Wisconsin 166-67 (1998-2015)*

*pending bowl game


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