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Western Kentucky Bowl Eligibility Watch

... will not be a regular article (at least by me).  However, I thought I would write one final recap of the losing streak.  

As you have probably heard, WKU ended their 26 game losing streak last week with a solid 54-21 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns of U-LA-La, after being within a score each of their last two games.  Their last win was over Murray State on Sept. 20 2008.  In that time they lost to a total of 18 different teams, including 3 losses each against North Texas and Florida International.  The closest they had come to victory in that period were 4 point losses to FAU and Arkansas State.  

Going further back, Western Kentucky had a 32 game losing streak against FBS opponents since their win over Middle (just two away from the record) Tennessee State on Sept. 20 2007 (exactly one year before their last win of any kind).  That year was WKU's first as an FBS team as they went 7-5 against a half FBS, half FCS schedule.  

Looking forward, no team is remotely close to the record.  The longest current losing streaks are New Mexico (8), Washington State (6, but 16 to FBS teams), and Duke (6, 10 to FBS).  None of these can threaten before the middle of 2012.

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