The longest winning streak in college football history has been snapped

Forget Bowden's Florida State or Saban's Alabama, Mount Union (D-III) has been the most dominant NCAA football program of the last 25 years.

The Purple Raiders entered Saturday's game, the final one of the regular season with the conference title on the line against John Carroll, with a 222-1 record in their past 223 regular-season games, dating back to 1994 and includes 11 national championships. John Carroll won 31-28, and it snapped the longest winning streak ever (112 games) in NCAA football history.

Mount Union won 110 regular-season games in a row from 1994 to 2005 before getting beat by Ohio Northern on Oct. 22 of that year. Until Saturday, that was the most recent regular-season loss for the D-III powerhouse. (Mount Union has lost six out of the past nine national championship games.)

John Carroll not only snapped the streak but claimed the OAC title from Mount Union for the first time in 24 years. They did by bottling up Mount Union's star running back Bradley Mitchell and holding him to 53 rushing yards. The scene on the field shows the gravity of the upset, and the elation for a John Carroll program that hasn't won the conference title since 1994.

As the top-ranked team in the country, Mount Union will still have a shot to defend its national title in the D-III playoffs, but John Carroll will receive the conference's automatic bid.

CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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