The blue smurfs have been kind to Boise State football in recent years, reaching up and tripping opposing runners, blowing field goal attempts off to the side and making life miserable for visiting teams to Bronco Stadium. Boise State has been able to string 24 consecutive home wins on the blue. How does that now compare to the great home winning streaks in college football history?
I wrote an
article for BroncoCountry before this season which basically said that the
Broncos' home winning streak (17 at the time) was good for Boise
State but a minor achievement from
a historical standpoint. I also said
that if the year ended and the winning streak was still intact, then it would
begin to compare to others before it. The
unbeaten, untied streak now begins to have meaning when you look at the top
streaks in history. With the 7 home wins
this season, Boise State
has now reached the top 50 of all-time.
When you look at modern football (roughly 1950-present) there are now
just 19 teams that have put together more consecutive wins at home.
One can grasp the
significance when looking at which schools have never won as many consecutive
games at home as Boise State. It is an impressive list that the Broncos are
now [b]permanently[/b] ahead of. These are just some of them:
North Carolina State
Now 50th is not
really high either when you look at all the records through time. If the Boise State team can continue their
winning ways through the 2005 season however, this amazing list of teams they can pass
gives creedence to what the feat would be (By the
way, they would tie for 21st all-time)
perfect home campaign in 2005, Boise State
would pass the all-time most consecutive home wins by:
Can Boise State
make history on the blue? Yet another
reason to buy season tickets so you don't miss out!