College Football Records That Won't Be Broken
When we witness history in the making, it's always easy to say that we may never see it again in our lifetime. It's also easy to simply say it will never happen again.
As rules change and the athletes get better and better, we see records fall, some which we thought were untouchable at one point or another.
Here are some College Football records which probably won't be leaving the record book any time soon.
Fewest Points Allowed In A Season
In 1939 over the course of a 10 game season Tennessee gave up an average of zero points. While not only a tough order for any team today under the modern rules, zero is just as low as it goes.
While crazy rule changes do happen, it's doubtful something will be adopted that will allow for negative points so it's safe to say at best this record will only be tied as it had been done twice earlier but by teams playing fewer games.
I don't see anyone coming close to tying it anytime in the near future.
Longest Winning Streak
The longest winning streak is 47 games and it's held by Oklahoma. To me this is the biggest of all college football records and we never hear much about it simply because it is rare that any team ever even comes close.
When looking at the longest winning streaks of all time in College Football and we only look at the modern era, after OU's impressive run comes Toledo winning 35 in a row in 1969-1971, then Miami in 2000-2002 and USC in 2003-2005 at 34 wins in a row.
While there was a Texas streak at 30, another Miami streak at 29, two Alabama streaks at 28, and another Oklahoma streak at 28, no one has even come within a perfect season of touching this record.
I don't think it's ever broken in the modern era and if it is it will come down to cream puff scheduling and with any winning streak, a little luck.
Longest Field Goal Average
His college nickname, "Thunder Foot", simply says it all. Jason Hanson averaged 50.9 yards per field goal in 1991 for Washington State.
Hanson left the college game with a boatload of records including field goal percentage of from over 50 yards and field goals made from over 50 yards but the 50.9 per FG thing is sort of like Oscar Robertson's averaging a triple double for every game of his career.
Of the individual records, all we can say is WOW.
Longest Home Winning Streak
Between 1985 and 1994, the Miami Hurricanes sent their fans home on a winning note every time they played at the historic Orange Bowl. In total, Miami won 58 straight at home over that time period.
The Hurricanes broke a record of 57 set by Alabama between 1963-1982. The reason Alabama's streak was over nearly twice as many years is because Alabama played most of it's biggest and toughest games at Birmingham's Legion Field and those games did not count one way or another towards continuing or ending the streak.
If we look past these two, no one is really close. Nebraska got to 47 straight between 1991 and 1998 but that's still about two seasons worth of wins.
After that it's Texas between 1968 and 1973 at 42 straight followed by Florida State between 1992 and 2001 at 37 in a row.
What makes this one particularly tough is that really only the half the schedule or a little more is at home every year so to put together so many years of home wins is a very tall order.
Most Point In A Season
I don't think anything short of not allowing tackling at all will help someone break this record. Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State scored 234 points in his Heisman winning season of 1988.
Sanders scored 39 touchdowns in 11 games no one has come within 10 touchdowns of breaking this one. While individual passing records and even rushing records may fall to the wayside, it's going to be awfully tough and take someone extra special to score over 21.3 a game over the course of a season.
Many believe Barry Sanders was the best NFL running back of all time. He may also be the greatest college running back ever as well.