Mount Union Football's 54 Game Win Streak

Untill breaking their own record on December 13, 2003, the Mount Union football team held the NCAA record for consecutive wins with 54. Beginning the streak on September 14, 1996, the Purple Raiders were victorious in every game, until they were defeated in overtime on December 11, 1999. The Purple Raiders won three National Championships, four OAC Titles, and 14 NCAA Division III Playoff games during the stretch. With win #48, a 44-20 victory over Otterbien, the Purple Raiders surpassed Oklahoma's former NCAA record 47 game win streak that had been standing since 1957.

 

Date

H/A

Opponent

Score

Record

1.

Sep. 14, 1996

A

Defiance

62-10

1-0

2.

Sep. 21, 1996

H

Baldwin-Wallace*

55-20

2-0 (1-0)

3.

Sep. 28, 1996

H

Otterbein*

49-13

3-0 (2-0)

4.

Oct.  5, 1996

A

Ohio Northern*

44-7

4-0 (3-0)

5.

Oct. 12, 1996

H

Heidelberg*

59-7

5-0 (4-0)

6.

Oct. 19, 1996

A

John Carroll*

27-9

6-0 (5-0)

7.

Oct. 26, 1996

A

Muskingum*

55-17

7-0 (6-0)

8.

Nov.  2, 1996

H

Marietta*

61-16

8-0 (7-0)

9.

Nov.  9, 1996

H

Capital*

42-0

9-0 (8-0)

10.

Nov. 16, 1996

A

Hiram*

40-0

10-0 (9-0)

11.

Nov. 23, 1996

H

Allegheny (1st Rd)

31-26

11-0

12.

Nov. 30, 1996

H

Illinois Wesleyan (QF)

49-14

12-0

13.

Dec.  7, 1996

A

Wis-La Crosse (SF)

39-21

13-0

14.

Dec. 14, 1996

NS

Rowan (Stagg Bowl)

56-24

14-0

15.

Sep. 13, 1997

H

Defiance

58-0

1-0

16.

Sep. 20, 1997

A

Baldwin-Wallace*

56-14

2-0 (1-0)

17.

Sep. 27, 1997

A

Otterbein*

49-0

3-0 (2-0)

18.

Oct.  4, 1997

H

Ohio Northern*

38-14

4-0 (3-0)

19.

Oct. 11, 1997

A

Heidelberg*

48-7

5-0 (4-0)

20.

Oct. 18, 1997

H

John Carroll*

42-14

6-0 (5-0)

21.

Oct. 25, 1997

H

Muskingum*

59-0

7-0 (6-0)

22.

Nov.  1, 1997

A

Marietta*

69-7

8-0 (7-0)

23.

Nov.  8, 1997

A

Capital*

62-0

9-0 (8-0)

24.

Nov. 15, 1997

H

Hiram*

63-0

10-0 (9-0)

25.

Nov. 22, 1997

H

Allegheny (1st Rd)

34-30

11-0

26.

Nov. 29, 1997

H

John Carroll (QF)

59-7

12-0

27.

Dec.  6, 1997

H

Simpson (SF)

54-7

13-0

28.

Dec. 13, 1997

NS

Lycoming (Stagg Bowl)

61-12

14-0

29.

Sep. 12, 1998

A

Albion

38-24

1-0

30.

Sep. 19, 1998

H

Hiram*

58-0

2-0 (1-0)

31.

Sep. 28, 1998

A

Ohio Northern*

42-37

3-0 (2-0)

32.

Oct.  3, 1998

H

John Carroll*

21-14

4-0 (3-0)

33.

Oct. 10, 1998

H

Heidelberg*

40-17

5-0 (4-0)

34.

Oct. 17, 1998

A

Otterbein*

38-7

6-0 (5-0)

35.

Oct. 24, 1998

H

Marietta*

41-6

7-0 (6-0)

36.

Oct. 31, 1998

A

Capital*

58-7

8-0 (7-0)

37.

Nov.  7, 1998

H

Muskingum*

37-3

9-0 (8-0)

38.

Nov. 14, 1998

A

Baldwin-Wallace*

30-21

10-0 (9-0)

39.

Nov. 21, 1998

H

Albion (1st Rd)

21-19

11-0

40.

Nov. 28, 1998

H

Wittenberg (QF)

21-19

12-0

41.

Dec.  5, 1998

H

Trinity (SF)

34-29

13-0

42.

Dec. 12, 1998

NS

Rowan (Stagg Bowl)

44-24

14-0

43.

Sep. 11, 1999

H

Albion

38-0

1-0

44.

Sep. 18, 1999

A

Hiram*

59-0

2-0 (1-0)

45.

Sep. 25, 1999

H

Ohio Northern*

56-24

3-0 (2-0)

46.

Oct.  2, 1999

A

John Carroll*

57-51 (3OT)

4-0 (3-0)

47.

Oct.  9, 1999

A

Heidelberg*

66-0

5-0 (4-0)

48.

Oct. 16, 1999

H

Otterbein*

44-20

6-0 (5-0)

49.

Oct. 23, 1999

A

Marietta*

56-21

7-0 (6-0)

50.

Oct. 30, 1999

H

Capital*

73-19

8-0 (7-0)

51.

Nov.  6, 1999

A

Muskingum*

59-21

9-0 (8-0)

52.

Nov. 13, 1999

H

Baldwin-Wallace*

26-7

10-0 (9-0)

53.

Nov. 27, 1999

H

Augustana (2nd Rd)

42-33

11-0

54.

Dec.  4, 1999

H

Ohio Northern (QF)

56-31

12-0

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