Florida DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson guarantees 32nd straight win over Kentucky


The Florida Gators own the longest active winning streak for an FBS program over another FBS program with a 31-game winning streak against Kentucky. This weekend, the Gators look to make it 32 straight years with a victory over the Wildcats, and defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is confident that will be the result.

“It’s 31, right,” Gardner-Johnson asked reporters, referring to Florida’s winning streak in the series. “It’ll be 32 on Saturday.”

Florida had a close call last season in a 28-27 victory in Lexington, but the majority of the games in the winning streak have been rather lopsided in Florida’s favor. Florida’s 31-game winning streak started against Kentucky in 1987, and the Gators have won 37 of the past 38 meetings. The lone win in that stretch came in 1986 when Kentucky managed to secure a 10-3 victory in Lexington.

If Florida extends the winning streak to 32, it will tie for third-place for the longest winning streak against a single opponent in NCAA history. That mark is owned by Oklahoma with 32 consecutive wins against Kansas State from 1937 through 1968. The longest streak belongs to Notre Dame with 43 straight wins against Navy ranging from 1964 through 2006. Florida is currently tied with Penn State (31 straight wins against Temple, snapped in 2015).

Florida leads the all-time series with Kentucky, 51-17. Florida cruised to a 53-6 victory over Charleston Southern in the Florida coaching debut of Dan Mullen in Week 1. Kentucky struggled against Central Michigan but managed to grab a 35-20 victory.