A Will Bardo goal-line touchdown run three minutes into the Dayton Flyers’ game Saturday against Robert Morris extended the NCAA’s longest streak of consecutive games with at least one score to 423.
— Dayton Football (@DaytonFootball) September 20, 2014
For context on just how long it’s been since a Dayton Flyers football team was last shut out, Gerald Ford was president. That was Oct. 16, 1976.
Ford is particularly germane to the conversation, because the 38th president’s alma mater, Michigan, saw its own Football Bowl Subdivision scoring streak snapped just two weeks ago against Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish’s 31-0 blowout of the Wolverines ended Michigan’s run at 365 games, leaving BYU as the new FBS record-holder with 364 straight scoring games.
The Cougars would need to continue that streak each week for roughly the next six years to reach where Dayton is currently.
Dayton’s run spans 194 contests as a Div. III program, per the NCAA record book. The Flyers are currently members of the non-scholarship Football Championship Subdivision’s Pioneer Football League. The PFL gained an automatic berth into the FCS Playoffs last season with the tournament’s expansion to 24 teams, so Dayton’s scoring streak could play a role in a postseason run this season.