An NCAA record 112-game streak has been snapped
While the focus was on Clemson, Alabama and others in college football on Saturday, the most surprising result may have come fromn a DIII school in Alliance, Ohio. There, John Carroll stunned Mount Union 31-28.
Why is the win so important? It was Mount Union's first regular-season loss since 2005. It snapped a 112- game regular-season win streak.
The Purple Raiders had won 112 straight, which according to the AP was the longest streak in NCAA history. Incredibly, it clinched the Ohio Athletic Conference championship for John Carroll, the first time in 25 years Mount Union won't be champions.
In terms of the particulars, Mount Union turned the ball over four times, with John Carroll quarterback Anthony Moeglin tossing a TD pass to William Woods with 39 seconds left for the go-ahead score.
For those keeping score at home, here is what the college football world looked like the last time Mount Union lost a regular-season game: Urban Meyer was in his first year at Florida, and Tim Tebow was a high school senior, a year away from enrolling in Gainesville. Nick Saban was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, and Texas was still a few months from defeating USC in one of the memorable national championship games played.
So yeah, it's been a while. Congrats to John Carroll.
— John Carroll U (@JohnCarrollU) November 12, 2016