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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Trivia: 10 Consecutive wins

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's question: "After the two in-state rivals, what school has BYU played the most in football?" Nate Walton had the correct answer: Wyoming. BYU has played the Cowboys 76 times with 43 wins, 30 losses, and 3 ties.

This week, BYU needs a win, so I was looking for a question about winning, and here is what I came up with. It is pretty straight forward, but we need 64,000 fans in LES thinking positively and cheering on the team if we want a win this week:
How many times has BYU won 10 or more games in a row?
Leave your answer in the comments section. Come back next week when the answer is revealed and a new trivia question is asked.

More trivia questions can be found on the Trivia page.

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4 comments:

  1. I count 7.

    1979 - 11 games
    1980-1981 - 17 games
    1983-1984 - 24 games
    1996 - 12 games
    2000-2001 - 14 games
    2006-2007 - 11 games
    2007-2008 - 16 games

    It's funny. They talk about the 1980 team with the win in the bowl game against SMU. They talk about 1984 and 1996. I've never heard anyone make a big deal out of the 1979 team that won all 11 regular season games before losing to Indiana in the Holiday Bowl, 37-38.

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  2. First, Anonymous, you have the right answer: 7. I only have one subtle difference in the seven win streaks.

    1983-1985: 25 games

    As for 1979, you are right. It is probably the most underrated team. I even have a trivia question about that team planned for later in the year.

    Losing the last game of the season hurts 1979 in fans' memories (on a missed field goal no less). However, it was a year that featured an upset of a national power, and set several new school and NCAA records. It was also one of the first, if not the first, time that a BYU game was broadcast nationwide.

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  3. You are correct. BYU beat Boston College in the first game of 1985 before losing to UCLA. 25 games.

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