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GVSU football program reaches historic milestone

GVSU Sports Media • Oct 13, 2016 at 12:40 AM

The Grand Valley State football team moved into the top spot in college football history for all-time winning percentage, regardless of division, with its 35-23 victory over Ferris State last Saturday. Grand Valley State now has an all-time winning percentage of .7321 (377-137-3), followed by the University of Michigan's .7311 (931-331-36) and Notre Dame's .7308 (894-316-42).

"It is obviously a neat accomplishment, and anytime you are associated with Michigan and Notre Dame in the conversation of college football it is a good thing," said seventh-year head coach Matt Mitchell. "I am following some incredible coaches that built a program that has held through the test of time.”

GVSU, which has had 32 consecutive non-losing seasons, is 172-28 (.860) since 2001 with four NCAA DII National Championships, six title game appearances, nine regional championships and nine trips to the NCAA DII semifinals. In addition, GVSU has won 11 or more games 12 times since 2001.

Grand Valley State, ranked No. 2 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll, is 6-0 both overall and in GLIAC action heading into this week's non-conference Homecoming matchup at Lubbers Stadium with Truman State (5-1). Kickoff on Saturday is set for 4 p.m.

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