There is a streak that involves the MAC and the Big Ten that is truly hard to believe if you don’t know it already.
For 13 straight seasons, the MAC has had a team beat a B1G team. And actually, that streak was pushed to 14 thanks to the game on Saturday between Eastern Michigan and Illinois.
Eastern Michigan defeated Illinois 34-31 and this marks the third straight season in which the Eagles have beaten a B1G team. In 2018, they beat Purdue 20-19 and in 2017, they defeated Rutgers 16-13.
After the win against Illinois, watch as Eastern Michigan brought out its MAC flag to celebrate:
— Eastern Michigan Football (@EMUFB) September 15, 2019
— Eastern Michigan Football (@EMUFB) September 14, 2019
Here’s the field goal that sealed the deal:
— #MACtion (@MACSports) September 14, 2019
This obviously isn’t fun if you’re a Big Ten fan.
Will 2020 be different? Luckily, next season, Eastern Michigan isn’t playing a Big Ten team.
That doesn’t mean the streak won’t reach 15 consecutive seasons, though.