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The Streak

As a lifelong Bronco fan, I can't tell you how much pleasure I take in the fact that soon the one thing that Vandal fans love to hold over Bronco Nation will be no more.  I'm talking about the twelve straight victories that the UofI had over BSU, from 1982 to 1993.  It was certainly a frustrating time during the rivalry.  During the late 1980s and early 1990s that was all you heard about.  No other success - I-AA playoff appearances, beat-downs of the ISU Bengals, shoot-out wins in Reno - could compensate for failing to break "The Streak," as it came to be known.  The reminders were constant, and seeing so much silver and gold worn with pride in Bronco Stadium during that dark period made me sick.  It was difficult, particularly the long, silent ride home from Moscow my senior year in high school after a close 24-28 loss in 1991.  Oh the horror, the horror.  The walk back to our car after the game was equally unpleasant with all the taunts, ribbing, etc.  The relief of 1994 and Pokey Allen's victory on The Blue at least stopped the run of losses, but believe me when I say it did not stop Vandal fans from constently reminded us of The Streak.  I certainly has waned of late, but the wound of The Streak will not heal until the Broncos equal and surpass it.

So Bronco Nation, please take notice of the glory of "The New Streak," these eleven straight victories, many in epic, runaway fashion.  Whether they happened on The Blue or up in the Dome (a couple in Martin Stadium as well), savor them all:

November 20, 1999         Away     45-14

November 18, 2000         Home    66-24

September 29, 2001        Away     45-13

August 31, 2002                Home    38-21

September 13, 2003        Away     24-10

September 4, 2004          Home    65-7

November 19, 2005         Home    70-35

October 21, 2006              Away     42-26

November 17, 2007         Home    58-14

November 15, 2008         Away     45-10

November 14, 2009         Home   63-25

Can you smell that?  Yes you can - it's called domination.  Here's to adding victory #12 to that list come Friday night and to a chance to see it grow in the 2013 season!

 814-bsu0821

 ITS OVER!

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