Miami (OH) and the Longest Losing Streaks in College Football History (Division I)

The Northwestern Wildcats Hold A Couple Ignominious Records, Including The Longest Losing Streak

The Northwestern Wildcats Hold A Couple Ignominious Records, Including The Longest Losing Streak

The Miami (of Ohio) RedHawks are climbing the charts right now. But not in a good way.

They have lost 21 games in a row, placing them amongst the longest losing streaks in “Division I” college football history. By “Division I,” a term not really used until 1973, I mean the top league of its day.

Only one team has ever lost at least 30 in a row, and the RedHawks are still far away from them. There aren’t even enough games left in 2014 to catch ’em. If Miami loses out (8 more games this season), they’ll have a shot at the record in 2015.

And who holds that record?

Not very surprisingly, the same team with the most all-time losses in college football history.

The Northwestern Wildcats lost 34 in a row across four seasons, 1979 through 1982.

Below find every losing streak in college football history of 20 games or more.

What’s next for those RedHawks? Saturday, Oct 4th, against the 0-5 UMass Minutemen. Could this be the end of the streak?

SCHOOL/TEAM CONSECUTIVE LOSSES SEASONS
1. Northwestern Wildcats 34 1979-1982
2. Kansas State Wildcats 28 1945-1948
2. Virginia Cavaliers 28 1958-1960
4. Hardin-Simmons Cowboys 27 1959-1962
4. Eastern Michigan Eagles 27 1980-1982
4. New Mexico State Aggies 27 1988-1990
7. Colorado State Rams 26 1960-1962
7. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 26 2008-2010
9. Northern Illinois Huskies 23 1996-1998
9. Duke Blue Devils 23 1999-2001
9. Florida International Golden Panthers 23 2006-2007
9. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 23 2012-2013
13. Duke Blue Devils 22 2005-2007
14. New Mexico Lobos 21 1967-1969
14. Kent State Golden Flashes 21 1981-1983
14. South Carolina Gamecocks 21 1998-1999
14. Ball State Cardinals 21 1998-2000
14. Miami (OH) RedHawks 21 2012-Current
19. Marquette Golden Eagles 20 1955-1957
19. Florida State Seminoles 20 1972-1974
19. Texas Christian Horned Frogs 20 1974-1975
19. Temple Owls 20 2004-2006

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