Scoreboards Burning Bright in NCAA III Games

The first month of the 2014 season is now history.

During the month of September 18 games were played when the two teams combined for a score of at least 100 points, bringing the total to 259 games since the start of the current decade.

Teams playing in all levels of NCAA football and the NAIA make-up the teams with it this compilation.

The rankings show that eight teams have three of more high-scoring contests; led by Hardin-Simmons (Texas), a NCAA III school.

Here’s the leaders with the total number of games and also the scores where the most points were put on the scoreboard.

No. Combined Points Teams and Scores: 2010-2014  [CURRENT=259]  Season Division
5 128 Hardin-Simmons 86, Sul Ross State 42 2012 NCAA III
3 115 Baylor 73, West Virginia 42 2013 BSD
3 124 East Carolina 65, Marshall 59 2012 BSD
3 184 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 2011 NAIA
3 103 Ottawa 82, Southwestern (Kans.) 21 2013 NAIA
3 118 Simon Fraser 62, Dixie State 56 2011 NCAA II
3 111 Southeastern Oklahoma State 56, Central Oklahoma 55 2010 NCAA II
3 133 West Virginia 70, Baylor 63 2012 BSD

Fifty-one teams have played in 2 high-scoring contests; while another 130 have played a single game.

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There are various ways high scoring games scoring games can be presented.

For example, David Plati, SID at Colorado University used the Buffaloes’ double overtime setback last weekend to California to create the following:

HIGH SCORING AND CLOSE
The Colorado-California game tied for the 10th highest scoring game in NCAA history where the margin of victory was three points or less.  Here’s the list of those high scoring affairs.
Points    Teams, Score     Year      
136      Boise State 69, Nevada 67, 2007
132      Michigan 67, Illinois 65 , 2010
129      Toledo 66, Western Michigan 63, 2011
127      Akron 65, Eastern Michigan 62 (3OT), 2001
125      Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 (2OT), 2001
123      Northern Illinois 63, Toledo 60, 2011
119      Eastern Michigan 61, Central Michigan 58 (4OT), 2004
117      Ball State 60, Western Michigan 57 (4OT), 2005
116      Texas A & M 59, Louisiana Tech 57, 2012
115      Minnesota 59, Purdue 56, 1993
115      Wyoming 59, Hawaii 56 (OT), 2013
115      California 59, Colorado 56 (2 OT), 2014      
114      Utah State 58, Brigham Young 56, 1993
114      Arkansas 58, Mississippi 56, 2001

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Because of an oversight, the Rose-Hulman (Ind.) and Illinois College game was in left out when the schools tied for the most combined points listed in the NCAA III records, two weeks ago The teams scored 142 between them.

Top 10 NCAA Combined Scores

142
Rose-Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 2014
142 Hartwick 72, Utica 70 2007
138 Brockport State 70, Hartwick 68 2008
135 Sul Ross State 70, Texas Lutheran 65 2012
132 Crown 69, Eureka 63 2009
131 Earlham 69, Manchester 62 2005
131 Methodist 69, North Carolina Wesleyan 62 2013
131 Iowa Wesleyan 66, Waldorf 65 2012
130 MacMurray 68, Crown 62 2009
129 Coe 66, Cornell (Iowa) 63 2003

The NCAA initially released small college statistics on a regular bases in 1948 (after a small sample of rankings the year before). This counted every school which reported results to the governing body.

Highest Scoring small colleges, 1948-2014

OFFICIAL STATS ERA SMALL COLLEGE COMPOSITE 1948-2013
184 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 NAIA 2011
161 Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A & M 68 NCAA II 2008
149 Chadron State 76, Abilene Christian 73 NCAA II 2007
147
West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57 NCAA II 2013
147 West Liberty 84, Edinboro 63 NCAA II 2009
142 Rose Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 NCAA III 2014
142 Hartwick 72, Utica 70 NCAA III 2007
141 Southwestern (Kans.) 79, Sterling 62 NAIA 1994
141 Weber State 73, Portland State 68 1AA-CSD 2007
139 Union (Ky.) 84, Bethel (Tenn.) 55 NAIA 2010

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The elite 18…2014 Highest Scoring Teams

Winner Scored Points 2014  Teams and Scores Division
74 142 Rose Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 NCAA III
52 121 Ohio Northern 52, Heidelberg 69 NCAA III
98 118 Texas A&M-Commerce 98, East Texas Baptist 20 NCAA II
59 115 California 59, Colorado 56 BSD
70 111 East Carolina 70, North Carolina 41 BSD
59 111 Washington 59, Eastern Washington 52 BSD
68 110 Waldorf 68, Trinity Bible 42 NAIA
55 107 Faulkner 55, Reihhardt 52 NAIA
62 106 South Dakota Mines 62, William Jewell 44 NCAA II
59 106 Ottawa 59, Benedictine KS 47 NAIA
65 103 St. Xavier 65, Marian (Ind) 38 NAIA
52 103 Eastern Washington 52, Montana State 51 CSD
83 102 Morningside 83, Nebraska Wesleyan 19 NAIA
62 102 Pikeville 62, Bluefield 40 NAIA
52 101 Southeastern Oklahoma State 52, Arkansas-Monticello 49 NCAA II
59 100 Delaware Valley 59, Lebanon Valley 41 NCAA III
55 100 Augsburg 55, Concordia WI 45 NCAA III
52 100 Reinhardt 52, Lindsay Wilson 48 NAIA

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High-Scoring Ducks…

The Oregon Ducks, following a 48-14 defeat of Wyoming, registered its 50 game with at least 40 points being on their side of the scoreboard–13 more than the Bowl Subdivision teams.

Sports Reference list teams scoring 40 more points in consecutive games and based on teams with 8 or more such games the list reveals:

Rk School First Last Games W L T Pct
1 Oregon 11/26/2011 11/10/2012 13 13 0 0 1.000
2 Texas A&M 11/17/2012 11/9/2013 13 11 2 0 0.846
3 Texas 9/17/2005 9/2/2006 12 12 0 0 1.000
4 Florida State 9/2/2013 11/23/2013 11 11 0 0 1.000
5 Yale 1885-11-26 1886-11-13 9 9 0 0 1.000
6 Hawaii 9/30/2006 11/25/2006 9 9 0 0 1.000
7 Hawaii 12/24/2006 10/27/2007 9 9 0 0 1.000
8 Oregon 9/4/2010 11/6/2010 9 9 0 0 1.000
9 Bowling Green State 10/16/2004 9/10/2005 9 7 2 0 0.778
10 Harvard 1886-10-02 1886-11-03 8 8 0 0 1.000
11 Harvard 1887-10-01 1887-11-05 8 8 0 0 1.000
12 Baylor 11/17/2012 10/5/2013 8 8 0 0 1.000
13 Oregon 8/31/2013 10/26/2013 8 8 0 0 1.000
14 Baylor 11/19/2011 9/29/2012 8 7 1 0 0.875

http://cfbref.com/tiny/lrEIG

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