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A tale of dominance: Mount Union football

There are many ways one can examine the dominance that fellow OAC member Mount Union has displayed over the past decade. When the Polar Bears take the field against the Purple Raiders on Oct. 5 it will have been eight years, 12 days, and 21 hours since their last regular season loss, which came at the hands of Ohio Northern on Sept. 22, 2005. ONU beat the Purple Raiders at Mount Union Stadium by a score of 21-14, which ended their 111-game winning streak. Since that day, Mount Union has started another streak with a perfect 71-0 record in the conference, and an astonishing 112-4 record overall, playing in eight straight NCAA Division III National Championship games, winning four of them.

Some notable players that were featured in the game include Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon from Mount Union and Jason Trusnik of ONU. It is often hard to wrap your mind around just how long eight plus years actually is. Just for fun I have created a timeline of events to help you visualize just how long it has actually been since Ohio Northern defeated Mount Union

The world has changed a great deal since the Polar Bears knocked off Mount Union for their last regular season loss way back in 2005.We have seen new presidents, broken records and a few
unfortunate tragedies. Through all of this turmoil one thing that has remained the same is the dominance of the Mount Union Purple Raiders football program. On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the Polar
Bears will once again try to end a monumental streak put together by Mount Union, this time on their home turf.

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