No, a victory over #14 Oregon last night didn't put Boise State in the Big 12, the Big 10, the Big 8, The Pac-10 or the Pac-8. What it did do was put the Broncos in the All-Time Top 8 for consecutive regular season home wins.
The BroncoCountry article "What
The Broncos Can Achieve In 2009" listed a few accomplishments that
the team could reach this season.
It did not take long for them to make history.
last night in Bronco Stadium for the school's 50th consecutive
home win in the regular season. In
the process, they became one of just eight schools since 1869 to record 50
straight regular season home wins. Five
of those did it prior to 1916. In
the modern era, the Broncos are one of only three schools to achieve 50 straight
regular season wins at home.
holds the NCAA record with 75 in a row from 1887-1900.
Miami of Florida (1985-1996) is the modern leader with 69 straight.
The Hurricanes won 58 in a row at home until an Orange Bowl loss to
in 1994. They won 14 straight home
games following that defeat but three were in Orange Bowl wins.
(1963-1982) won 58 straight regular season home games to rank third.
Legendary Carlisle was victorious in 52 straight from
1901-1915, fellow early football great Pennsylvania also won 52 straight from
1889-1896 and Michigan had its origin of what we now know to be an outstanding
tradition in 1901, reeling off 50 in a row until a home loss to Pennsylvania in
1907. Yale also put together 50
straight home wins from 1886-1895.
joins that group.
Of course, the 2005 MPC Bowl loss to
in Bronco Stadium is counted as a postseason home game.
The Broncos are in the all-time top 15 for a 50-game home record of 49-1.
began their streak following a loss to
in 2001. Following that defeat, the
Broncos accumulated the top home winning streak in the nation and one of the
best in college football history with 31 in a row until that season-ending loss
to Boston College. With the win over
last night, Chris Petersen's team now has won another 20 straight at home.
's 50-0 record in the regular season is a 4-0 mark against schools from Bowl
Championship Series conferences. Boise State is 3-0 against Pac-10 teams, 1-0
vs. Big-12 teams, 32-0 against Western Athletic Conference foes, 2-0 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 vs. the Mountain West and 5-0
against I-AA or