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Wayne Cavadi | | October 19, 2019

The longest current home winning streaks in DII football for the 2019 season

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Notre Dame (OH), Tarleton State and Valdosta State extended their home winning streaks to 12 in Week 7 of the DII football season. That gives them the current longest home streak in DII football.

Earlier this season, Southern Arkansas and Colorado State-Pueblo both picked up losses snapping what was then the longest streaks at 17 and 15 respectively, and put Indiana (Pa)'s all-time record of 31-straight home wins safely out of reach for a bit longer.

Here's a look at the longest home winning streak in DII football history, the current leaders, and some impressive road warriors as well.

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DII football home winning streaks: Indiana (Pa)'s record run

Southern Arkansas ‚ÄĒ which picked up its 17th consecutive home victory in Week 2 narrowly escaping Oklahoma Baptist 30-28¬†‚ÄĒ was shut down by Harding 31-0 in Week 3. Interestingly enough, Harding was the last team the Muleriders lost to at home before the streak began. CSU-Pueblo lost its home opener in a top 20 showdown against Colorado School of Mines, 34-14 ending the Thunderwolves 15-game run at the ThunderBowl.¬†

The Crimson Hawks record is now out of reach for quite a few seasons to come. 

IUP racked up 31-consecutive home wins beginning on Nov. 22, 1986, against West Chester as hosts of the PSAC Championship game. It lasted a DII record six more seasons until Oct. 17, 1992. The Hawks nearly kept the streak alive, losing 35-33 to Towson on Halloween two weeks later. Eerily enough, Towson also happened to be the team that IUP lost to the week prior to the start of the historic win-streak.

DII football home winning streaks: The longest current home runs

Notre Dame (OH) won its 2019 opening game at home. With a commanding win in Week 7  at Mueller Field in South Euclid, Ohio, Notre Dame (OH) now has 12-straight home wins. Valdosta State continued to roll in Week 7 as well, defeating Florida Tech 55-28 at home. The reigning champs have one more home game left on the regular-season slate as the Blazers attempt to go undefeated once more in 2019.

Tarleton State ‚ÄĒ which won in dominating fashion over West Texas A&M in its Lone Star Conference opener in Week 3‚ÄĒ is¬†also at 12-straight home victories.¬†The Texans beat yet another ranked team at home this past Saturday, defeating Texas A&M-Commerce 35-21.

Lenoir-Rhyne won its Week 7 game and now the Bears are also at 11-straight wins. Ferris State finally returned home in Week 7 and extended its home winning streak to 10. 

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DII football road warriors: Top 3 longest road winning streaks

What about the road warriors of DII football? Minnesota State, who has won 31-straight conference games, sits atop the pack with 16 consecutive road wins after yet another NSIC win away from home in Week 6.

  • Minnesota State ‚ÄĒ 16
  • Ferris State ‚ÄĒ 15
  • Kutztown ‚ÄĒ 13

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