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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Yearbook, Sept. 26: Prairie View A&M wins

By Patrick Dorsey

Sept. 26, 1998: On this day 14 years ago, the longest losing streak -- by a lot -- in Division I college football history finally, joyfully came to an end.

It happened in Prairie View, Texas, where Prairie View A&M had dropped an almost unfathomable 80 games in a row (compared to Columbia's 44-game losing streak, or Northwestern's I-A mark of 34) since 1989. But this night would be the Panthers', as coach Greg Johnson earned his only win in two seasons by beating his old school, Langston State, 14-12 ... on a stopped two-point conversion with 34 seconds left.

Yeah, they celebrated.

Prairie View coach Greg Johnson getting doused after his team's win
Coach Greg Johnson getting doused.
Prairie View A&M players Kevin Jefferson and Eian Preston celebrating
Players Kevin Jefferson (62), Eian Preston (67) and another celebrating.
Prairie View goalpost at Blackshear Field
The goalpost at Blackshear Field, the day after.