Did your favorite college football team ever score 100 points in a game; or surpass 500 or more points over the course of the season?

If this has been accomplished, would you know where the accomplishment would rank with other college football teams?

In the early days of the sport, conversions would have a higher value than touchdowns!

In the game’s history many memorable events have taken place. Ones that are forever etched in the memory banks of fans down through the ages:

  • In the first year, in 1869, Rutgers made 6 goals two more than Princeton and would claim victory in the very first game.
  • Sixteen years later, Princeton scored 645 points in nine games; and became the sport’s first team to score at least 500 points in a season.
  • Were you aware that in 1916, three separate times a college football team scored over 200 points in a single game?
  • Historical, regular season, post-season…if it involves putting points on the board…or a defensive unit stopping a team from finding the end zone—there is a chance it will be within these pages.

Fast-forward to the 1979 season. This would be start of the longest consecutive streak for the number of seasons which at least one team would tally 500 points.

In 2004 Pittsburg State’s offense scored almost at will; putting up 837 points over a 14-game season.

If you’re interested in the scoring happenings of college football; then you will enjoy reading Lighting-up the Scoreboard…it will share many of the all-time accomplishments from the game’s first season to the current season—updated annually; with some – as needed – on a weekly basis.

The scoreboard will list player and team accomplishments almost exclusively since 1869—in the form of the overall college football leader.

In addition annual team and player scoring leaders; national champions’ scoring averages from every division

If you have an idea of what you would like to see on the “scoreboard” send it to me for consideration. If it is used, you will be fully credited.


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