Brady Hoke is trying to do something Bo Schembechler & Lloyd Carr couldn’t do, beat Michigan State in his 1st year. No 1st-year Michigan head coach has beaten MSU since Bennie Oosterbaan in 1948.
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When was the last time Michigan State beat Michigan three times in a row? How many times did it happen?
-- asked by @ahmedmulla
The last time the Spartans won three straight against the Wolverines (prior to this current 3-game win streak) was 1965-67. This is their fifth winning streak of three games or more in the series. Their longest winning streak was four games, most recently from 1959-62.
When is the last time Ohio State started 3-3 and how did its season end?
-- asked by @A_S_Nowak
Ohio State is 3-3 for the first time since 2004, when the Buckeyes rallied to finish 8-4 and beat Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl. That year was also the last time that the Buckeyes lost their first two Big Ten games (started 0-3) and failed to win at least a share of the Big Ten title.
Has Georgia ever started 0-2 and still won the SEC East?
-- asked by @jcharris08
Georgia has started 0-2 twice since the SEC split into divisions in 1992. The Bulldogs failed to qualify for a bowl game in either season. In 1993, they finished 5-6 (2-6 in SEC). They also finished 5-6 in 1996, when they picked up three SEC games. Even before the SEC broke into divisions, none of Georgia’s conference championships followed 0-2 starts.
What's the most points Texas has given up in back-to-back weeks?
-- asked by @andtinez
After allowing 55 points to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, the Longhorns face the nation’s top scoring team (Oklahoma State). They would have to allow 45 points against the Cowboys to break the school record for most points allowed in back-to-back weeks. Texas allowed 33 points to Texas Tech and 66 points to Houston in 1988. In Mack Brown’s first month in Austin, the Longhorns allowed 97 points in consecutive games to UCLA and Kansas State.
How many players have won the Heisman Trophy, National Championship and a Super Bowl?
-- asked by @CTL2028
Including Reggie Bush, who since forfeited the 2005 award, seven players have won the Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl ring. Bush joins Charles Woodson, Marcus Allen and Tony Dorsett as the only players to also claim a national championship during college.
Wisconsin just missed having three 1,000-yard rushers in 2010. Has that ever been done?
-- asked by @JonFeyen
Nevada in 2009 was the only team with three players to reach 1,000 yards rushing in the same season - Vai Taua (1,345), Colin Kaepernick (1,183), and Luke Lippincott (1,034). By the way, Wisconsin was one of 52 teams to have two players reach the 1,000 mark in the same season.