Boise State Looks for Another Nine-Win Season

Being one of the best college football teams in the nation is one thing, but it is more important to see how you stack up against history. One of the things we are following is nine-win seasons. Boise State has a chance to be the eighth team since 1920 to put together a streal of nine-win seasons in 10 of 11 years. (Photo by Foto208.com--all rights reserved.)

If Boise State is fortunate enough to win nine or more games this fall, the Broncos would become the eighth team since 1920 and the 12th in college football history to win nine or more games in 10 out of 11 years.

Nebraska incredibly put together 33 consecutive seasons of nine wins, a feat that may never be broken. Florida State (1987-2000) is next with 14 straight years. Yale (1886-1898), Florida (1990-2001), Texas (1998-current), Oklahoma (1971-1980), Miami of Florida (1885-1994), Harvard (1886-1894) and Pennsylvania (1890-1898) all have consecutive streaks of nine or more seasons of winning nine games.

Princeton (1888-1893 and 1895-1899) put a streak together of 11 nine-win seasons out of 12. Tennessee (1989-1993 and 1995-1999) is the other team in college football history to accomplish the feat. Penn State had nine years of nine wins in the 1990's but could not put a streak of 10-11 together.

Boise State finished 12-1 in 2002, 13-1 in 2003, 11-1 in 2004 and 9-4 in 2005. Coach Chris Petersen's team then was a perfect 13-0 in 2006, 10-3 in 2007, 12-1 in 2008 and a perfect 14-0 last season.


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