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Urban Meyer: 20 in a row--again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is one of 41 known head coaches at the highest level of the collegiate coaching ranks (major college, university, Division I, Division I-A and Football Bowl Subdivision) to guide a team to a winning streak of at least 20 games.

Before today, those 41 coaches have led teams to 20-game winning streaks 50 times, with Meyer one of nine coaches to have two such win streaks of at least 20 games. The others: Walter Camp, George Woodruff, Fielding Yost, Robert Neyland, Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer, Joe Paterno and Tom Osborne.

Today, with Ohio States 34-24 win over Iowa, Meyer became the first to win at least 20 consecutive games three times in a career.   

Meyer won his last game as coach at Florida (a 37-24 win over Penn State in the 2011 Outback Bowl) and he is 19-0 at Ohio State. He has an overall record of 123-23 as a head coach for an .842 winning percentage, a figure that is No. 1 among active Division I coaches with at least 10 years of experience as a head coach.

20-Game Winning Streaks
47 Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma (1953-57)
34 George Woodruff, Pennsylvania (1894-96)
31 Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma (1948-50)
31 George Woodruff, Pennsylvania (1896-98)
30 Darrell Royal, Texas (1968-70)
30 *Pop Warner, Pittsburgh (1915-18)
29 Dennis Erickson, Miami (1991-92)
29 *Fielding Yost, Michigan (1901-03)
28 Gene Stallings, Alabama (1991-93)
28 Bear Bryant, Alabama (1978-80)
28 Barry Switzer, Oklahoma (1973-75)
28 Biggie Munn, Michigan State (1950-53)
28 Walter Camp, Yale (1888-89)
27 Walter Camp, Yale (1890-92)
26 Tom Osborne, Nebraska (1994-96)
26 Gilmour Dobie, Cornell (1921-24)
26 Fielding Yost, Michigan (1903-05)
25 LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young (1983-85)
25 Red Blaik, Army (1944-46)
25 Howard Jones, USC (1931-33)
24 Chris Peterson, Boise State (2009-10)
24 *Larry Coker, Miami (2001-02)
24 Henry L. Williams, Minnesota (1903-05)
24 Walter C. Booth, Nebraska (1901-04)
24 William C. Rhodes, Yale (1894-95)
23 Lou Holtz, Notre Dame (1988-89)
23 Bob Devaney, Nebraska (1970-71)
23 Frank Lauterbur, Toledo (1969-70)
23 Joe Paterno, Penn State (1968-69)
22 Robert Neyland, Tennessee (1937-39)
22 Urban Meyer, Florida (2008-09)
22 Dan Hawkins, Boise State (2003-04)
22 Tom Osborne, Nebraska (1982-83)
22 Woody Hayes, Ohio State (1967-69)
22 Frank Broyles, Arkansas (1963-65)
21 Mack Brown, Texas (2004-06)
21 Frank Leahy, Notre Dame (1946-48)
21 Bernie Bierman, Minnesota (1933-36)
21 Fred Folsom, Colorado (1908-12)
21 Carl Williams, Pennsylvania (1903-05)
20 Urban Meyer, Florida (2010) and Ohio State (2012-current)
20 Urban Meyer, Utah (2003-04) and Florida (2005)
20 Pete Carroll, USC (2003-04)
20 Bob Toledo, UCLA (1997-98)
20 Joe Paterno, Penn State (1993-95)
20 *Terry Bowden, Auburn (1993-94)
20 Barry Switzer, Oklahoma (1986-87)
20 Don Coryell, San Diego State (1969-70)
20 Robert Neyland, Tennessee (1950-51)
20 Homer Norton, Texas A&M (1938-40)
20 Knute Rockne, Notre Dame (1919-21)

Notes: List compiled based on communication with Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors and additional research List identifies streaks by coaches at schools classified as major college, university division, Division I, Division I-A and Football Bowl Subdivision  Asterisk (*) indicates most consecutive wins to start a tenure at a major college Pete Carroll won 34 consecutive games at USC between 2003-05, but the final 14 wins were later vacated by the NCAA.

Information provided by Ohio State sports information

PHOTO: COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 19: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team play against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 34-24. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

 

 

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