Oregon State's football history can't be forgotten, so it won't be repeated.
The Beavers were once the worst program in the nation, enduring 28 consecutive losing seasons. Most of them weren't even near-misses.
Success was rare with 16 seasons of two or less wins.
Coach Mike Riley began the renaissance of the Beavers in 1997, took a four-year break for an NFL opportunity and returned to finish the job.
The Beavers are now headed to their fourth bowl game in a row, and sixth in seven years since Riley's return.
All those contests were victories. The five-game bowl winning streak is the second-longest in the nation.