Saturday, March 23, 2019

Celebrating 150 Years of College Football - Day 41 - Mount Union Purple Raiders

The Uni Watch Fans (Sports Aesthetics) Facebook page will be posting a minimum of 1 NCAA Football Team (Division I) a day to celebrate the 150 years of College Football. The teams will begin with the oldest team in their respective conference (Big Ten = Oldest Conference) until all the teams are listed. The team helmets will go back to the early 1960’s and their current logo will be used.

The Mount Union Purple Raiders football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Mount Union located in the U.S. state of Ohio. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division III level and are members of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). The team was established in 1893 and plays its home games at the 5,600 seat Mount Union Stadium. They are coached by Vince Kehres. Through the 2017 season, Mount Union football has won 13 Division III National Championships and 28 OAC titles, which includes a streak of 24 consecutive conference titles from 1992 through 2015. Additionally, the Purple Raiders own the NCAA football record for consecutive victories with 55, set from 2000 to 2003, which broke their previous record of 54, set from 1996 to 1999. The team has also had notable winning streaks of 110 consecutive wins in the regular season from 1994 to 2005 and 112 from 2005 to 2016, along with a 98-game winning streak at home that also ended in 2016.[2] With the Purple Raiders' success, former head coach Larry Kehres holds the record for highest winning percentage (.929) for coaches with minimum 200 career wins over his 27 seasons (1986–2012) as coach at Mount Union.

All-Time Record: 758-386-37 (.657)

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Conference: Ohio Athletic Conference
Team: Mount Union Purple Raiders
Founded: 1893
Joined Conference: 1992-2015; 2017-





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