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Putting context to Utah's historic 13-0 season

Going undefeated is not easy. 

Just ask 118 college football teams that failed to do so this season. 

Going undefeated twice in a matter of five seasons? Nearly unheard of, at least in the modern era of college football. 

Yet that is something the Utes have done. They join only a handful of schools who have managed to go undefeated twice or more in a four year or less span in the past 38 years. The last team to do better than that? Nebraska, who went 13-0 in 1994, 12-0 in 1995 and 13-0 again in 1997. No team, except Utah, since the BCS era has managed two undefeated seasons. 

Since 1970, only Toledo and Miami join Utah and Nebraska as having multiple perfect seasons in a similar span. Miami got theirs in 1987 and in 1991, while Toledo accomplished this feat in 1969, 1970 and 1971. Though it's hard to really compare those three Rocket teams with anything Utah has done, since their schedules each year were filled with many teams that currently make up the FCS. 

What this shows is that Utah has been able to do something not many teams can claim. For a program many thought was just a flash in the pan four years ago, that's saying something.