Boise State players now have something in common with Jim Thorpe. They join Thorpe's legendary Carlisle team as well as Pennsylvania with 52 straight regular season home victories. The Broncos are now tied for fourth all-time.
's victory Saturday over UC-Davis propelled the Broncos to yet another
is now tied for #4 in college football history for consecutive regular season
home wins. The Broncos have now won
52 straight games in Bronco Stadium since 2001.
Coach Chris Petersen's team has tied legendary
, which was victorious in 52 straight from 1901-1915, and
, which also won 52 straight from 1889-1896.
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.
A season-ending loss to
in the 2005 MPC Bowl ended the overall streak.
The Broncos have now won another 21 straight regular season games at
's 52-0 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, 32-0 against Western Athletic Conference
foes, 4-0 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 6-0 against I-AA or
schools since 1869 have recorded 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 (which was in the postseason). They
won 14 straight home games following that defeat but three were in Orange Bowl
(1963-1982) won 58 straight regular season home games to rank third.
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
in 1907. Yale also put together 50
straight home wins from 1886-1895.
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 an overall 50-game home record