Ottawa University (Kans.) Lights up this week’s Scoreboard

This weekend (Sept 20), college football begins in fourth week.

While a number of games have produced high-scoring contest; just 8 games have produced a total that would Light-up the Scoreboard–with just 1 in the sport’s top division and 0 in CSD.

Since 2010, there have been 253 games with teams combing for 100+ points–80 just a year ago.

So, who is to blame for the “lack of scoring?”  It could be the Offensive Coordinator who ‘call off the dogs’ instead of running up the score!  Maybe it’s the Defensive Coordinator who has devised a scheme to stop the opposing team.

Regardless who is at fault–please stop…y’all are not making my blog do what it was intend for–the highlighting of high scoring offenses.

Despite the overall lack of finding the end zone by college football teams as a whole, there is one division that shone brightly in 2014; the NAIA.

Last season, teams from within this association recorded 5 games where its members combined for at least 100 points. Through the first three weeks of the current season, their teams have equaled the mark.

Of the 10 games involved with the high-scoring NAIA Teams, one team, Ottawa University (Kansas) has recorded three such games–giving the school 4 high scoring games–three victories.

Previous Games Ottawa combined for 100+ points

112

1999

Sterling (Kans.) 70, Ottawa 42

106

2014

Ottawa 59, Benedictine (Kans.) 47

103

2013

Ottawa 69, Bethel (Kans.) 34

103

2013

Ottawa 82, Southwestern (Kans.) 21

There must be “something in the water” in the State of Kansas–as you read, all of the Braves’ games were against team from within the state.

The NAIA high scoring games from 2013 and 14 show:

2013 122 Southwestern (Kans.) 86, Bethel (Kans.) 36
103 Ottawa 82, Southwestern (Kans.) 21
103 Ottawa 69, Bethel (Kans.) 34
100 Belhaven 55, Bethel (Tenn.) 45
100 St. Ambrose 80, Waldorf 20
2014 110 Waldorf 68, Trinity Bible 42
106 Ottawa 59, Benedictine KS 47
103 St. Xavier 65, Marian (Ind) 38
102 Pikeville 62, Bluefield 40
100 Reinhardt 52, Lindsay Wilson 48

The mark for single-season games over 100 combined points in NAIA football is 10; established in 2010.

In NCAA III, Augsburg (55) and Concordia [Wis.] (45); thus becoming the 22 time that two NAIA teams tallied 100 even–included in this mark is a 1995 tie between Catholic and Randolph-Macon (at 50-all).

This accomplishment was the first time that the winner had combined to score 100 with its opposition.  The 55-45 score equaled the same tally as the 2003 clash between Wheaton (Ill.) and Hope (Mich.) met.

In a battle of NCAA II schools, Southeastern Oklahoma clipped Arkansas-Monticello by the difference of a Field Goal, 52-49.

For the second time in three weeks, Trinity Valley CC (Athens, Texas) and its Southwest Junior College Football Conference foe combined of for a total over the century mark. TVCC stopped Cisco 77-28. (The Cardinals just missed the mark in week 2.)

Small College statistics were first kept, officially, during the 1948 season.

This doesn’t mean teams didn’t score points prior to that season; in fact, from 1913-47, 36 times a Small College recorded games of over 100 combined points.

The Top 10:

UNOFFICIAL STATS ERA SMALL COLLEGE COMPOSITE 36 Games 1913-47
205 1916 St. Viator 205, Lane Tech HS 0
178 1919 Albion 178, River Rouge Navy 0
165 1915 Christian Brothers 165, Marvin College 0
159 1913 Newberry 159, Bailey Military Instutite 0
154 1913 Spearfish Normal 147, Rapid City Business 7
133 1920 Cal Poly-SLO 133, Bakersfield HS 0
132 1913 Western Kansas Normal 125, Salina All-Stars 7
132 1927 American Osteopath 132, Jackson Univ. 0
129 1914 Lenox 129, Epworth Seminary 0
127 1912 Howard Payne 127, John Tarleton 0

Since 1948 through the 2013 season, the number of teams combining for at least 100 points has nearly doubled…with the teams from 2014, this tally has been surpassed.

OFFICIAL STATS ERA SMALL COLLEGE COMPOSITE=70 Games 1948-2013
184* 2011 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89
161 2008 Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A & M 68
149 2007 Chadron State 76, Abilene Christian 73
147 2009 West Liberty 84, Edinboro 63
147 2013 West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57
142 2007 Hartwick 72, Utica 70
141 1994 Southwestern (Kans.) 79, Sterling 62
141 2007 Weber State 73, Portland State 68
139 2010 Union (Ky.) 84, Bethel (Tenn.) 55
138 2008 Brockport State 70, Hartwick 68

*Fifth highest team in College Football StatHistory/teams combing for 100 points–and the only team that did reach 100 points; and would allow its opponents to also score.

With over 1300 such games were played between 1884-2013.

A Top 10 Shows:

222 1916 Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
206 1922 King 206, Lenoir 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
205 1916 St. Viator 205, Lane Tech HS 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
187 1922 Roanoke 187, Randolph-Macon Academy 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
184 2011 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 NAIA
183 1916 Central State Normal 183, Methodist Univ. 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
179 1917 Oklahoma 179, Kingfisher 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
178 1919 Albion 178, River Rouge Navy 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
171 1920 North Georgia Agricultural 171, Lanier 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
167 1920 Arizona 167, Camp Jones 0 Stars-era, 1900-36
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One thought on “Ottawa University (Kans.) Lights up this week’s Scoreboard

  1. Go, Ottawa Braves, and I see the university has campuses in eight cities – wow – Blessings, Bo C,.

    Bo Carter, Correspondent National Football Foundation 4212 Harvest Hill Rd. Carrollton, TX 75010 cell: 214-418-6132

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