Ohio State won its 18th consecutive season opener last Thursday, pulling away from Indiana for a 49-21 road win. Nobody else in the country has a longer current winning streak in such games, thanks to the Buckeyes’ biggest rival.
Florida had won 27 consecutive season openers until Saturday, when the Gators stalled in a 33-17 loss to Michigan in Dallas. The Michigan victory gave Ohio State the nation’s longest winning streak in season openers, as pointed out by Eleven Warriors.
The Buckeyes had the nation’s third-longest season-opening winning streak entering the 2016 season, behind both Florida and USC. The Trojans, however, fell to Alabama to start last season.
The last time Ohio State lost its first game of the season was in the last millennium. The Buckeyes started their 1999 season with a 23-12 loss to No. 12 Miami at Giants Stadium on their way to a 6-6 season.
Speaking of winning streaks, the team with the longest in the country is coming to Columbus next week.
The #Sooners extend the nation's longest current winning streak to 11 games.
Next up: Ohio State, the last team to beat OU.
— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) September 2, 2017
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