Longest streaks in college football extended, snapped in Alabama

Nuts and Bolts of the Game LogoThe two teams with the longest winning streaks in Division I college football took the field in the state of Alabama Saturday night.

Alabama extended the longest streak to 17 by beating Kentucky. But San Diego State was handled by an inspired South Alabama team at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, ending the Aztecs’ winning streak at 13 games.

That’s two wins in a row for the Jaguars over a San Diego State team that had just earned a top 20 national ranking and was beginning to create some buzz about qualifying for a major bowl bid.

The effort by the Jags was ever more impressive than the headline-grabbing win over Mississippi State to open the season.

Now that San Diego State has lost, the two longest streaks in the country belong to Alabama and Tennessee, which has won 11 in a row since losing to the Tide last season.

If the Tide and Vols can survive tough road games at Arkansas and Texas A&M, respectively, this weekend, they will meet in Knoxville the following week with their streaks on the line.

You know, there may actually be something to this Alabama-Tennessee rivalry after all.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.