Boise State Moves Home Record to 49-1

Boise State continues to rewrite the record books. The Broncos now are tied for 14th all-time with their 49-1 home record since 2001.

Boise State moved into the all-time top 15 in the history of college football with a 49-14 win this afternoon in Bronco Stadium over Utah State.  The Broncos became just the fifth team since 1940 to compile a 49-1 home record or better.  Boise State had been ranked #28 with a 48-2 mark prior to today's game, losing only to Washington State in 2001 and Boston College in 2005.  Today's game, however, was the 50th at home since that loss to the Cougars. 

 

Boise State began the streak in the 1999 season, reeling off 14 wins in a row on the Blue Turf before the loss to WSU.  Following that defeat, the Broncos accumulated one of the top home winning streaks in college football history with 31 in a row until the season-ending defeat to Boston College in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl.  Coach Chris Petersen's team has now won another 18 straight at home for the new 49-1 record.

 

Included in Boise State's 49-1 record is a 3-1 mark against schools from Bowl Championship Series conferences. Boise State is 2-0 against Pac-10 teams, 1-0 vs. Big-12 teams, 0-1 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, 31-0 against Western Athletic Conference foes, 3-0 against teams from the Metro Athletic Conference, 1-0 against Conference USA, 1-0 vs. I-A Independents, 2-0 against the Sun Belt, 3-0 MWC and 5-0 against I-AA or FCS teams.

 

Nebraska was the last school to accomplish the feat in 1999, when the Cornhuskers also won their 49th home game in 50 tries dating back to 1996.  Seven schools (Princeton, Miami of Florida, Alabama, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Yale) have strung home streaks of 50 wins or more. 

 

Besides Boise State, the other two powers you would expect to have been capable of such a streak recently are USC and Texas.  Texas had put together a 40-2 home record from 1996-2006 and was close to the feat but lost their third game of the streak to Texas A & M at the conclusion of that season. The Trojans had won a nation-leading 35 home games in a row until the Stanford loss last season and are 42-1 since 2001.

 

1.  Princeton 75 in a row (1887-1900)

2.  Miami of Florida 58 in a row (1985-1994)

2.  Alabama 58 in a row (1963-1982)

4.  Carlisle 52 in a row (1901-1915)

4.  Pennsylvania 52 in a row (1889-1896)

6.  Michigan 50 in a row (1901-1907)

6.  Yale 50 in a row (1886-1895)

8.  Florida State 49-0-1 (1992-2001)

8.  Notre Dame 49-0-1 (1914-1927)

8.  Washington 49-0-1 (1908-1917)

8.  Harvard 49-0-1 (1898-1903)

12.  Tennessee 48-0-2 (1925-1933)

12.  Army 48-0-2 (1922-1931)

14.  Boise State 49-1 (2001-current) 

14.  Nebraska 49-1 (1990-1998 and 1991-1999)

14.  Yale 49-1 (1900-1905) and (1902-1908)

17.  Florida 48-2 (1990-1998)

17.  Texas 48-2 (1968-1977)

17.  Florida 48-2 (1991-1999)

17.  Colgate 48-2 (1921-1933)

17.  Alabama 48-2 (1910-1928) (1908-1923)

 

 

USC 42-1 heading into tonight's game with California (2001-current)

 

 


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