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Arizona now tied for longest active losing streak entering BYU game

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Thanks to the Kansas Jayhwawks, Arizona now owns the distinction of having the longest active losing streak in FBS.

Kansas scored a late touchdown to hold off South Dakota at home on Friday night, snapping a 13-game skid in the debut of new coach Lance Leipold. That leaves the Wildcats, with a 12-game losing streak, atop that infamous list.

Misery loves company, though, and the UA is not alone as losers of 12 in a row. Old Dominion, which lost 42-10 at Wake Forest on Friday, has also dropped 12 straight, and that skid extends back farther than Arizona’s since the Monarchs opted out of the 2020 season.

And on Saturday Louisiana-Monroe, where former UA coach Rich Rodriguez is the offensive coordinator and his son Rhett Rodriguez started at quarterback, lost 45-10 at Kentucky to join the 12-losses-in-row-club, while Massachusetts took an 11-game skid into its game at Pittsburgh.

Here’s a list of the longest active losing streaks in FBS, as of 2 p.m. PT, with each team’s most recent result or upcoming opponent:

  • Arizona, 12 (7:30 p.m. MT vs. BYU in Las Vegas)
  • Louisiana-Monroe, 12 (lost 45-10 at Kentucky)
  • Old Dominion, 12 (lost 42-10 Friday at Wake Forest)
  • Massachusetts, 11 (losing 16-0 at Pittsburgh)
  • Vanderbilt, 10 (5 p.m. MT vs. East Tennessee State)
  • Bowling Green, 9 (lost 38-6 Thursday at Tennessee)
  • South Florida, 9 (lost 45-0 Thursday at NC State)
  • Syracuse, 8 (4 p.m. MT at Ohio)
  • UNLV, 7 (lost 35-33 Thursday vs. Eastern Washington)