Streak Watch: Week 7
The Mississippi State Bulldogs won their third straight game against a top 10 opponent with their victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday. The Bulldogs are the fifth team in the history of college football to win three straight games against top 10 teams. Entering this season, Mississippi State had lost 15 straight games to ranked opponents.
Here are some other streaks from around the SEC that were extended or ended this weekend:
- Alabama: The Crimson Tide defeated Arkansas for the eighth year in a row on Saturday, and scored in its 175th straight game to extend a school record.
- Auburn: The Tigers streak of 19 opponent third-down attempts without a conversion was snapped in a loss to Mississippi State. They also allowed an opposing player to throw for 200 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game for the first time in 40 years after Dak Prescott accomplished the feat on Saturday.
- Florida: Wideout Quinton Dunbar failed to catch a pass for the first time in 33 games dating back to his freshman season in 2011, falling three games shy of the school record for consecutive games with a catch (35 — set by Ike Hilliard from 1994-1997).
- Kentucky: Kentucky won its third straight game in its victory over Louisiana-Monroe, marking the program’s longest winning streak since 2010.
- LSU: The Tigers snapped a streak of seven consecutive games in which they lost the coin toss by winning the toss in their victory over Florida. The streak dated back to last year’s Outback Bowl.
- Mississippi State: The Bulldogs’ victory on Saturday was their ninth in a row dating back to last season, marking the longest active winning streak in the SEC. Mississippi State also became bowl eligible for the fifth year in a row by winning its sixth game of the season.
- Ole Miss: The Rebels defense forced a turnover for a 29th straight game, marking the second-longest active streak in the FBS. Ole Miss also won consecutive games against ranked opponents for the first time in school history.
- Tennessee: Kicker Aaron Medley’s miss in the Vols win over Chattanooga snapped a streak of seven straight made field goals dating back to a Week 2 win over Arkansas State. Tennessee also won its 14th straight home game against a non-conference opponent in beating the Mocs.
- Vanderbilt: The Commodores forced a turnover for a 14th straight game dating back to last season in their win over Charleston Southern. It was their third straight game with an interception.
And outside the SEC, defending national champion Florida State extended the nation’s best win streak to 22 games with a win over Syracuse on Saturday.