DII school snapped 43-game losing streak Thursday with overtime win

BY Aaron Torres • September 2, 2016

While the college football world's focus was clearly on schools like Tennessee, South Carolina and Louisville on Thursday night, the most incredible story of the opening evening likely happened at a small school in Pennsylvania.

There, Cheyney University beat Lincoln in overtime.

The question that I know you're thinking, of course, is this: What was the significance of that game? Well, the answer is simple. For Cheyney, the win broke a 43-game losing streak. Yes, 43 games! It's a streak that dated all the way back to September of 2012, when ironically, they won at Lincoln.

For the Wolves, the heroes of the game were wide receiver Marcus Lyles, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in overtime, and running back James Madlock III, who rushed for 92 yards. Marvin Easter III swatted down a two-point conversion pass that would have tied the game in overtime, and added nine tackles and an interception in the end zone.

Still, the story of the game is the streak itself.

Just to give you some perspective on how long ago that was, here are are a few things that happened during the 2012 college football season.

Point being, it's be a long time since Cheyney last won a game. Congrats to all their players, coaches and fans.