When Rutgers opened the 2018 season with a 35-7 romp over Texas State, fans had a glimmer of hope that the Scarlett Knights would improve on 2017's four wins. A 52-3 blowout loss the next week to Ohio State — followed by a stunning 55-14 shellacking in Piscataway to Kansas the following Saturday — set the wheels in motion for college football's longest active losing streak.
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College Football's Longest Active Losing Streak
Here are the top eight schools looking to snap losing streaks when the season gets rocking and rolling in August. For its part, Rutgers will attempt to put an end to things when it hosts UMass to open 2019.
Ironically, South Florida tied the fifth-longest losing streak in the country despite participating in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. That was due in large part to a 7-0 start against a cupcake-like schedule.
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