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
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|