hard times

Four other local small-college football programs that have struggled to win:

NCAA division II

Minnesota State Moorhead: The Dragons are 5-36 in NSIC play in the past four seasons, with four of the victories over Minnesota-Crookston.

Minnesota-Crookston: Since moving to the NSIC in 1999, the Golden Eagles have a conference record of 20-104.

NCAA Division III

Macalester: The Fighting Scots and football futility have been synonymous since the 50-game losing streak from 1974 to 1980. It remains the national record for Division III. The Scots were 6-110 in MIAC games from 1989 through 2001 before opting for an independent schedule.

Carleton: The Knights are 5-27 in the MIAC (with three wins over Hamline) since nearly upsetting St. John's at the end of the 2008 season.