Boise State 75-Game Home Mark 82nd All-Time

It may seem a long way to the top, but there are several historic achievements ahead of Boise State's 70-5 home record. Their Bronco Stadium record is one of only nine schools that have lost 10 or less home games since 1930.

Boise State 's defense put on a show Thursday night in Bronco Stadium as the Broncos downed #14 Oregon 19-8.  With the win, Boise State moves into a tie for 82nd for the best 75-game home record in college football history. The Broncos eclipsed their school record of 69-6 that included the Nevada loss of 1997 and has them in a tie for #101.  With that loss removed from the last 75 games, Boise State 's current home streak is 70-5 and moves into the top 100 for all-time.  

The Broncos of today also rank #120 with a 68-7 record from the New Mexico State game of 1997 until the Hawai'i  contest of 2008, #136 with a 67-8 record from the Idaho game of 1996 through the Idaho State game of last year, #149 with a 66-9 record extending from the North Texas game of 1996 until 2007 and initially entered this elite list at #162 with a 65-10 record from the Utah State game of 1996 through the San Jose State game of 2007.  

You've heard that Boise State ranks in the top 10 of all-time in this, or the top 15 in that and may wonder why they are so low for a fabulous home winning streak.  This is because, while the other statistics include roughly a ten-year period, it takes longer than that to host 75 home games and, while the Broncos have been successful throughout, they didn't hit high gear until 2001-02.  Nevertheless, they are in good company.  

Boise State is one of just nine schools since 1930 that have lost 10 or less home games out of 75.  Alabama tops modern schools with a 74-1 record from 1957-1982.  Nebraska 's best home record was 73-2; the Cornhuskers achieved that from 1991-2002.  Florida State is next of the modern schools with a mark of 72-2-1 (1987-1999).  Miami of Florida and Florida were 71-4 from 1984-1996 and from 1989-2001 respectively.  Boise State , Alabama and Texas are tied for fifth among teams from 1930-2009 with each sporting 70-5 records.  Army (68-6-1) from 1936-1950 and Oklahoma (66-7-2) from 1943-1959 are the other modern schools.  

Princeton , which put together an amazing streak of 75 straight wins from 1887-1900 is the all-time leader.  Michigan (1894-1904) and Princeton (1869-1893) are tied for second with sparkling 74-0-1 records.  Michigan was also 73-0-2 from 1893-1904 and from 1897-1907 and Yale is the other unbeaten team for 75 games with the same 73-0-2 record from 1886-1898.  

If the Broncos are fortunate enough to keep winning, they could move up the ladder as early as this year.  With two consecutive home wins, Boise State can remove another loss from its 75-game record and achieve a 71-4 record that would put them in a tie for 64th all-time.  Five consecutive home wins would remove another loss from the early Division I-A years and give the Broncos a 72-3 mark, an achievement that would put them fourth of all schools since 1930 and a tie for 37th all-time.  The next step is a ways away.  Boise State would have to win eight straight home games to tie Nebraska for second among modern schools and 20th all-time and to tie Alabama for tops among schools since 1930 and seventh in history they need 22 straight home wins from this point forward.  

One might look at the list and wonder why USC, with one of the best records this decade, does not appear.  The Trojans have over 10 losses in any 75-game period, with a current 54-10 mark which is 11 wins shy of making the list.  

Obviously, during a tremendous run of winning home games, a school would be listed multiple times from one point in the streak to another with the same record.  This list shows only multiple entries that overlap in cases in which a significant period of time has passed.  Further, in deciding when a school's streak begins when multiple records are attained, it is when the home record first started; the earliest date in which they compiled their record.   

It should be noted that legendary Carlisle did not make this list because they didn't play 75 home games in their history.  The school which featured all-time athlete Jim Thorpe had a record of 65-3-3 from 1896-1917.  

Bold type indicates teams who compiled their streaks from 1930 to the present.

 

 

1.      Princeton 75-0-0 (1887-Syracuse game of 1900)

 

 2.  Michigan 74-0-1 (Albion game of 1894-1904)

 2.  Princeton 74-0-1 (1869-Lafayette game of 1893)

 

 4.  Michigan 73-0-2 (Ohio Wesleyan game of 1897-Ohio State game of 1907)

 4.  Michigan 73-0-2 (Northwestern game of 1893-West Virginia game of 1904)

 4.  Yale 73-0 2 (M.I.T. game of 1886-Chicago A.C. game of 1898)

 

 7.  Alabama 74-1 (Southern Mississippi game of 1957-Cincinnati game of 1982)

 7.  Yale 74-1 (Bates game of 1900-Massachusetts game of 1908)

 7.  Princeton 74-1 (Lehigh game of 1887-Cornell game of 1900)

 7.  Yale 74-1 (Wesleyan game of 1883-Brown game of 1897)

  7.  Pennsylvania 74-1 (Rutgers game of 1889-Virginia game of 1897)

  7.  Yale 74-1 (Rutgers game of 1882-1896)

  7.  Yale 74-1 (Rutgers game of 1879-Williams game of 1895)

  7.  Harvard 74-1 (Wesleyan game of 1887-Michigan game of 1895)

 

15.  Yale 73-1-1 (Princeton game of 1897-Massachusetts game of 1908)

15.  Yale 73-1-1 (1884-Army game of 1897)

15.  Yale 73-1-1 (Harvard game of 1879-Dartmouth game of 1895)

15.  Harvard 73-1-1 (Tufts game of 1887- Boston A.C. game of 1895)

 

19.  Yale 72-1-2 (Wesleyan game of 1886-1898)

 

20.  Nebraska 73-2 (Washington game of 1991-Missouri game of 2002)

20.  Princeton 73-2 (Pennsylvania game of 1887-1900)

20.  Pennsylvania 73-2 (Yale game of 1889-Lehigh game of 1897

20.  Harvard 73-2 (1886-Chicago A.C. game of 1894)

20.  Michigan 72-1-2 (Wisconsin game of 1893-American Medical game of 1904)

 

25.  Yale 73-2 (Princeton game of 1899-Wesleyan game of 1908)

25.  Yale 73-2 (Wesleyan game of 1875-first Dartmouth game of 1895)

 

27.  Notre Dame 72-1-2 (1902-DePauw game of 1921)  

28.  Notre Dame 71-1-3 (1900-Kalamazoo game of 1917)

 

29.  Florida State 72-2-1 (Louisville game of 1987-1999)

29.  Army 72-2-1 (Bates game of 1922-Harvard game of 1935)

29.  Yale 72-2-1 (1902-Holy Cross game of 1910)

29.  Michigan 72-2-1 (Kenyon game of 1898-1908)

29.  Yale 72-2-1 (Wesleyan game of 1900-1908)

 

34.  Michigan 71-2-2 (Beloit game of 1898-Case game of 1910)

34.  Yale 71-2-2 (Tufts game of 1902-Vanderbilt game of 1910)

34.  Michigan 71-2-2 (1893-Kalamazoo game of 1904)

34.  Yale 71-2-2 (Amherst game of 1895-Syracuse game of 1903)

34.  Yale 71-2-2 (Pennsylvania game of 1888-1899)

 

39.  Nebraska 72-3 (Colorado game of 1992-Iowa State game of 2003)

39.  Nebraska 72-3 (1990-Rice game of 2001)

39.  Nebraska 72-3 (South Carolina game of 1987-Missouri game of 1998)

39.  Alabama 72-3 (1910-Mississippi State game of 1933)

39.  Alabama 72-3 (1908- Kentucky game of 1931)

39.  Alabama 72-3 (1904- Mississippi game of 1928)

39.  Yale 72-3 (Harvard game of 1898-Holy Cross game of 1907)

39.  Princeton 72-3-0 (Lehigh game of 1893-Lehigh game of 1904)

39.  Princeton 72-3-0 (Lehigh game of 1890-1902)

39.  Pennsylvania 72-3 Princeton game of 1889-Gettysburgh game of 1897

39.  Yale 72-3 (Harvard game of 1875-Crescent A.C. game of 1895)

39.  Harvard 72-3 Trinity game of 1884-Exeter game of 1894

39.  Yale 72-3 (Eton game of 1873-Boston A.C. game of 1894)

 

52.  Notre Dame 70-2-3 (1899-1914)

52.  Michigan 70-2-3 (Kalamazoo game of 1899-Syracuse game of 1911)

 

54.  Florida State 71-3-1 (1989-Maryland game of 2001)

54.  Florida State 71-3-1 (1987-North Carolina State game of 1999)

54.  Army 71-3-1 (Lebanon Valley game of 1923-Springfield game of 1936)

54.  Yale 71-3-1 (Army game of 1897-Holy Cross game of 1906)

 

58.  Army 70-3-2 (1917-Michigan State game of 1931)

58.  Michigan 70-3-2 (1901-Michigan State game of 1913)

58.  Yale 70-3-2 (Wesleyan game of 1902-Brown game of 1910)

58.  Michigan 70-3-2 (Cornell game of 1892-Ohio Northern game of 1904)

58.  Michigan 70-3-2 (1883-Ohio State game of 1903)

58.  Yale 70-3-2 (Crescent A.C. game of 1895-1903)

 

64. Nebraska 71-4 (1993-Western Illinois game of 2004)

64.  Florida 71-4 (Louisiana Tech game of 1989-Florida State game of 2001)

64.  Miami of Florida 71-4 (Pittsburgh game of 1984-Pittsburgh game of 1996)

64.  Army 71-4 (St. Louis game of 1925-Virginia Tech game of 1938)

64.  Alabama 71-4 (1903- Rhodes game of 1927)

64.  Princeton 71-4-0 (1894-1904)

64.  Yale 71-4 (1872-Brown game of 1894)

 

71.  Colgate 69-3-3 (Rochester game of 1912-Rutgers game of 1933)

71.  Colgate 69-3-3 (Wesleyan game of 1911-1932)

71.  Notre Dame 69-3-3 (DePauw game of 1897-Charleston game of 1912)

71.  Yale 69-3-3 (Vermont game of 1902-1910)

 

75.  Florida State 70-4-1 (Wake Forest game of 1992-Duke game of 2004)

75.  Florida State 70-4-1 (Florida game of 1990-Colorado game of 2003)

75.  Florida State 70-4-1 (Tulane game of 1986-Virginia game of 1998)

 

78.  Colgate 68-3-4 (Rhode Island game of 1916-St. Bonaventure game of 1937)

78.  Notre Dame 68-3-4 (Highland Views game of 1896-1911)

 

80.  Florida State 69-4-2 (South Carolina game of 1985-Duke game of 1998)

80.  Michigan 69-4-2 (Case game of 1902-1914)

 

82.  Boise State 70-5 (1998-Oregon game of 2009)

82.  Nebraska 70-5 (Missouri game of 1993-Missouri game of 2004)

82.  Florida 70-5 (New Mexico game of 1989-Alabama-Birmingham game of 2002)

82.  Miami of Florida 70-5 (Florida State game of 1984-1995)

82.  Alabama 70-5 (Houston game of 1963-LSU game of 1988)

82.  Texas 70-5 (Oklahoma State game of 1968-Utah game of 1982)

82.  Army 70-5 (Franklin & Marshall game of 1926-Ursinus game of 1939)

82.  Princeton 70-5-0 (Harvard game of 1895-1905)

82.  Harvard 70-5 (Yale game of 1882-Amherst game of 1893)

82.  Harvard 70-5 (1875-Exeter game of 1892)

 

92.  Yale 68-4-3 (Wesleyan game of 1903-1911)

 

93.  Florida State 69-5-1 (Georgia Tech game of 1993-Maryland game of 2005)

93.  Texas 69-5-1 (1968-1981)

93.  Army 69-5-1 (1927-Williams game of 1940)

93. Princeton 69-5-1 1897-1906)

 

97.  Yale 67-4-4 (Penn State game of 1904-Maine game of 1913)

97.  Notre Dame 67-4-4 (South Bend A.C. game of 1896-Charleston game of 1911)

 

99.  Florida State 68-5-2 (1985-Miami of Florida game of 1997)

99.  Michigan 68-5-2 (Oberlin game of 1902-Michigan State game of 1915)

99.  Princeton 68-5-2 (Franklin & Marshall game of 1898-Fordham game of 1908)

 

102.  Boise State 69-6 (Nevada game of 1997-2008)

102.  Nebraska 69-6 (Wyoming game of 1994-Iowa State game of 2005)

102.  Florida 69-6 (Auburn game of 1990-Florida A & M game of 2003)

102.  Alabama 69-6 (1902- Birmingham-Southern game of 1925)

102.  Yale 66-4-5 (Brown game of 1904-Washington & Jefferson game of 1913)

 

107.  Tennessee 67-5-3 (Maryville game of 1925-Virginia Tech game of 1937)

107.  Tennessee 67-5-3 (Kentucky game of 1922-Rhodes game of 1935)

107.  Tennessee 67-5-3 (Clemson game of 1920-Virginia Tech game of 1933)

107.  Princeton 67-5-3 (Dickinson game of 1901-Holy Cross game of 1910)

107.  Princeton 67-5-3 (Lafayette game of 1898-Syracuse game of 1908)

 

112.  Florida State 68-6-1 (Virginia game of 1993-Troy game of 2006)

112.  Army 68-6-1 (Colgate game of 1936-1950)

112.  Army 68-6-1 (DePauw game of 1928-Cornell game of 1940)

112.  Colgate 66-5-4 (Brown game of 1919-Akron game of 1940)

 

116.  Florida State 67-6-2 (Tulane game of 1984-Southern Mississippi game of 1996)

116.  Colgate 67-6-2 (Allegheny game of 1921-1943)

116.  Tennessee 67-6-2 (Georgia game of 1925-Sewanee game of 1937)

116.  Michigan 67-6-2 (Minnesota game of 1902-Syracuse game of 1915)

 

120.  Boise State 68-7 (New Mexico State game of 1997-Hawai'i game of 2008)

120.  Nebraska 68-7 (Oklahoma State game of 1994-Texas Tech game of 2005)

120.  Florida 68-7 (1991-Tennessee game of 2003)

120.  Florida 68-7 (Mississippi State game of 1987-Tennessee game of 1999)

 

124.  Yale 65-5-5 (Harvard game of 1904-Colgate game of 1913)  

125.  Tennessee 66-6-3 (1923-North Carolina game of 1935)

125.  Princeton 66-6-3 (Cornell game of 1898-1908)

 

127.  Florida State 67-7-1 (North Carolina State game of 1993-Rice game of 2006)

 

128.  Yale 64-5-6 (1905-1913)

 

129.  Texas 67-7-1 ( Indiana game of 1966-Oregon State game of 1980)

129.  Army 67-7-1 (Hobart game of 1936-Dartmouth game of 1951)

129.  Army 67-7-1 (Carleton game of 1928-Lafayette game of 1940)

 

132.  Florida State 66-7-2 (1984-North Carolina game of 1996)

132.  Oklahoma 66-7-2 (Iowa State game of 1943-1959)

132.  Tennessee 66-7-2 (Georgia game of 1923-Centre game of 1935)

132.  Michigan 66-7-2 (1903-1915)

 

136.  Boise State 67-8 (Idaho game of 1996-Idaho State game of 2008)

136.  Nebraska 67-8 (Colorado game of 1994-Oklahoma game of 2005)

136.  Florida 67-8 (Temple game of 1987-Vanderbilt game of 1999)

 

139.  Princeton 64-6-5 (1903-Dartmouth game of 1913)  

140.  Princeton 65-7-3 (Penn State game of 1899-1909)  

141.  Yale 63-6-6 (Army game of 1905-Washington & Jefferson game of 1914)

 

142.  Army 66-8-1 (1931-Brown game of 1943)

142.  Army 66-8-1 (1928-1940)

 

144.  Princeton 64-7-4 (Yale game of 1900-Lehigh game of 1911)

 

145.  Florida State 65-8-2 (1983-Miami of Florida game of 1995)

145.  Oklahoma 65-8-2 (Kansas State game of 1944-1960)

145.  Michigan 65-8-2 (Ohio Northern game of 1905-Michigan State game of 1919)

145.  Michigan 65-8-2 (Wisconsin game of 1903-1916)

 

149.  Texas 66-9 (New Mexico State game of 1996-2008)

149.  Texas 66-9 (Houston game of 1994-Nebraska game of 2007)

149.  Nebraska 66-9 (1996-Nevada game of 2007)

149.  Boise State 66-9 (North Texas game of 1996-2007)

149.  Texas 66-9 ( SMU game of 1994-Oklahoma State game of 2006)

 

154.  Princeton 63-7-5 (Gettysburgh game of 1903-1913)  

155.  Princeton 64-8-3 (Lehigh game of 1900-1910)  

156.  Princeton 62-7-6 (Lafayette game of 1903-Williams game of 1914)

156.  Yale 62-7-6 (1906-1914)

 

158.  Florida State 65-9-1 (Duke game of 1994-Western Michigan game of 2006)

158.  Florida State 65-9-1 (Southern Illinois game of 1982-Duke game of 1994)

158.  Oklahoma 65-9-1 (1945-1960)

 

161.  Michigan 64-9-2 (Vanderbilt game of 1905-Ohio State game of 1919)

 

162.  Boise State 65-10 (Utah State game of 1996-San Jose State game of 2007)

162.  Texas 65-10 (TCU game of 1993-Ohio State game of 2006)

 

164.  Yale 61-8-6 (Springfield game of 1906-Virginia game of 1915)  

164.  Princeton 61-8-6 (1904-1914)

 

166.  Florida State 64-10-1 (1982-North Carolina game of 1994)

166.  Oklahoma 64-10-1 (Iowa State game of 1945-Colorado game of 1961)

 

168.  Michigan 63-10-2 (Albion game of 1905-1919)  

169.  Yale 60-9-6 (Amherst game of 1906-Washington & Jefferson game of 1915)  

170.  Yale 59-10-6 (Brown game of 1906-Colgate game of 1915)

 

 

 

 

 


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