Broncos Shoot For Fourth Modern Record

Boise State is currently tied with Nebraska with four unbeaten, untied regular seasons in a six-year period. If the Broncos can put together another one in the next eight years, they will own another modern college football record.

Boise State has a chance to make more history this season.

If Coach Chris Petersen's team is fortunate enough to win all of its games this season, Boise State would break the modern college football record for the most unbeaten, untied seasons in a seven-year period.

Nebraska and Boise State are tied for the modern mark with four such seasons in a six-year period. Nebraska was 11-0 in 1993, 12-0 in 1994, 11-0 in 1995 and 12-0 in 1997; while Boise State went 11-0 in 2004, 12-0 in 2006, 12-0 in 2008 and 13-0 last season.

For the closest unbeaten regular season for Nebraska to that streak, you have to go back to 1983 when the Cornhuskers were 12-0. That is a remarkable five unbeaten, untied seasons in 15 years. Thus, if Boise State is fortunate to go unbeaten any time in the next eight seasons, the Broncos would break yet another modern record.

Boise State already owns modern college football marks for the fastest four-year school to 300 victories, the best scoring average for a 10-year period and the most wins both in an eight-year period and in a decade. 

The team won its 300th game in 2005, less than 38 years from when it became a four-year school in 1968. That shattered the modern record of 42 years that was previously held by Florida State. The Seminoles were 300-157-16 (65.116%) from 1954-1995. Boise State was 300-137-2 from 1968-2005, a winning percentage of 68.565%.

The Broncos broke their own modern record last season for scoring average in a 10-year period. Boise State has averaged 41.4 points per game since 2000. They had set the mark in 2008 when they averaged 40.5 points per game from 1999-2008 to break another of Nebraska's modern records. Nebraska averaged 39.4 points a game from 1992-2001.

Boise State broke modern records for the most wins in an eight-year period and the most wins in a decade last year. The Broncos won 94 games from 2002-2009, three more than the previous record of 91 set by Nebraska from 1993-2000. They won 112 games in the decade to break the modern mark of 109 set by Florida State in the 1990's.

Needless to say, the eyes of the college football world will be on Boise State to see if they can break Nebraska's unbeaten streak.

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