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wins over

Most consecutive wins over one opponent (NCAA football)

The following is a list of the all-time leading NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) college football single-opponent winning streaks. Teams are ranked by the number of consecutive wins they've posted against a specific opponent. All streaks of at least 20 games are in the list.

Most consecutive wins over an opponent
School Opponent Number From Through Uninterrupted series Notes/References
Notre Dame Navy 43 1964 2006 Yes Navy won in 2007
Nebraska Kansas 36 1969 2004 Yes
Oklahoma Kansas State 32 1937 1968 Yes
Nebraska Kansas State 29 1969 1997 Yes
Clemson Virginia 29 1955 1989 No, the games were played over a 35-year period.
Texas Rice 28 1966 1993 Yes
Penn State Temple 26 † 1952 2008 No, the games have been played over a 57-year period. Penn State won in 2008. Penn State has an unbeaten streak dating back 10 more years. Temple's last win over Penn State was a 14-0 victory in 1941.
Syracuse Hobart 26 1906 1931 Yes
USC Oregon State 26 1968 1999 No, the games were played over a 32-year period.
Penn State West Virginia 25 1959 1983 Yes
Texas TCU 24 1968 1991 Yes
Texas A&M TCU 24 † 1973 2001 No, the games have been played over a 28-year period. Texas A&M won 23 consecutive times from 1973 to 1995, then beat TCU in the Galleryfurniture.com bowl in 2001. The two teams have not played since but A&M still holds the active streak.
Nebraska Missouri 24 1979 2002 Yes
Nebraska Oklahoma State 24 1974 1999 No, the games were played over a 26-year period.
Penn State Maryland 24 1962 1988 No, the games were played over a 27-year period.
Tennessee Kentucky 23 † 1985 2007 Yes Tennessee won in 2007.
Tennessee Vanderbilt 22 1983 2004 Yes
Nebraska Oklahoma State 22 1974 1995 Yes These games were a subset of the non-continuous series 1974-1999.
Arkansas TCU 22 1959 1980 Yes
Alabama Mississippi State 22 1958 1979 Yes
Ohio State Northwestern 21 1972 1998 No, these games were played over a 27-year period.
Florida Kentucky 21 † 1987 2007 Yes Florida won in 2007
LSU Louisiana Lafayette 21 † 1902 2006 No, the games were played over a 104 year period.
Purdue Iowa 20 1961 1980 Yes

† Active Streak

References and sources

  • "Streaks and Rivalries". Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Records Book. NCAA, Retrieved on 2007-11-07.,
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