Though the Ohio State Buckeyes currently have the nation’s longest winning streak, two other streaks in FBS now belong to none other than the Florida Gators.
Now that you’ve probably melted your brains trying to figure out that could be at all possible, allow an explanation. Since the Gators opened Jim McElwain’s tenure in Gainesville with a 61-13 thrashing of the New Mexico State Aggies, that gives the team 25 consecutive season-opening wins.
That record belonged to Nebraska, but the Huskers streak ended at 26 following a stunning loss on a Hail Mary to BYU yesterday.
Thus, the streak now belongs to Florida, per NBC Sports’ Kevin McGuire.
But wait, there’s more!
It should also be noted that the Gators have also defeated their SEC rival Kentucky Wildcats in football 28 straight times, though that almost ended last year before Florida won in overtime. That is currently the sixth-longest streak a team has against a single school, tied with Texas over Rice.
Here’s hoping that Florida can continue its winning ways under McElwain when the Gators host the AAC’s East Carolina Pirates on the 12th.
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