College Football’s Highest Scoring Teams, 2014

As College football enters into the month of October, this means cooler temps; but hotter races for the race for the conference championships and advancement into the post-season play.

Entering this weekend’s games a total of 25 games have seen the two teams combine for over 100 points. Twenty-two teams make-up schools reaching the plateau; as California (BSD), Eastern Washington (CSD) and Reinhardt (NAIA)  have two such games.

Worth Noting: Teams are listed–by points–of the winners as a few teams have both won and lost games when both schools combined for triple digets.

Despite many teams putting lots of points on their respective scoreboards in 2014; there is slim chance to see the number of games reach or even surpass the total for all of 2013 of 74 games.

Teams in this week’s high scoring index have combined to score between the bare minimumn  of 100 all the way up to the record-tying offensive explossion of 142 point put-up in the Rose-Hulman and Illinois College; tying a NCAA III single game mark.

The range of points scored by the winner range between 52 markers (Ohio Northern, Eastern Washington and Reinhardt ) to Texas A&M-Commerce’s 98 point out burst earlier this season.

The High Scoring Index…

Winner Scored Points 2014 High Scoring Index Division
74 142 Rose Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 NCAA III
52 121 Heidelberg 69, Ohio Northern 52 NCAA III
60 119 California 60, Washington State 59 BSD
98 118 Texas A&M-Commerce 98, East Texas Baptist 20 NCAA II
59 115 California 59, Colorado 56 BSD
59 115 Montana St. 59, Sacramento St. 56 CSD
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
56 109 Eastern Washington 56, Idaho State 53 CSD
77 107 Winston-Salem 77, Chowan 30 NCAA II
63 107 Greenville 63, MacMurray 44 NCAA III
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
59 105 Hastings 59, Briar Cliff 46 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
61 102 Reinhardt 61, Union 41 NAIA
54
102 Dayton 54, Davidson 48 CSD
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

Since the of this decade, 29 games have been played where the teams combine to score at least 120 points.

A top 10 shows because of ties, there will be more than 1o teams…

184 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 2011 NAIA
147 West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57 2013 NCAA II
142 Rose Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 2014 NCAA III*
139 Union (Ky.) 84, Bethel (Tenn.) 55 2010 NAIA
135 Sul Ross State 70, Texas Lutheran 65 2012 NCAA III
133 West Virginia 70, Baylor 63 2012 BSD
132 Lewis & Clark 68, Puget Sound 64 2010 NCAA III
132 Michigan 67, Illinois 65 2010 BSD
131 Murray State 72, Missouri State 59 2010 CSD
131 Methodist 69, North Carolina Wesleyan 62 2013 NCAA III
131 Iowa Wesleyan 66, Waldorf 65 2012 NAIA

*Tied:

72 142 2007 Hartwick 72, Utica 70 NCAA III
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College Football History made–98 years ago

FYI: This is a special edition of Lighting-up the Scoreboard. The regular post will be online later this week.

In a span of four days, American College Football history was made. It was the first time that a team had scored 100 more points in a game since Walter Camp introduced the scoring vales in 1883.

There was no wide-spread media coverage to cover this game, much less transmitting it along the electronic air waves.

The first, as with so many of college football’s initial events, would involve Yale. On Oct. 25 1884, the team traveled Dartmouth; returning back to its campus with a 113-0 winner. Not to be out, rival Princeton would surpass the mark in its defeat of Lafayette, 140-0 four days later.

It was also the initial contest between the two schools.

In the season finale, between the two high scoring teams, defense prevailed…final score 0-0.

An interesting note: this is the only game when Dartmouth has ever been involved in a game where both teams combined for 100 or more points.

According to Richard Topp, an expert at score research, there has been 982 games where the winner has tallied at least 100; as verified by his work within his database, The American College Football Scorebook

As most college football fans know, the east coast was the haven of college football during its formative falls.

Princeton’s mark would only last until the 1886 season, when Harvard tallied 158 points when it shutout Phillips-Exeter Academy.

Returning to the field…After Harvard canceled the 1885 season; the school came back a year later revived and ready to play. Aided by the 158 point total, Harvard would finish the season with 765 points—a record for all of college football until the 2004 season. That season Pittsburg State (Kansas) must have burned scoreboard lights all across its 14-game schedule—scoring 837 points.

Between the 1884-99 seasons, 29 games were played with the winner tallying 100 or more markers.

College Football’s Big Three: Harvard, Princeton and Yale led the way; as each school was involved with four games, scoring over 100 points each time.

The early powerhouses scored 1421 points between them; while not so much as allowing a goal-from-the field–an early name for field goals–by their opponents.

Seven of the games that were dominated by the pre-Ivy schools were Wesleyan and Johns Hopkins, as they lost by a combined 793-0.

A closer look at the scores show the dominance.

Combined Points: 581
1886
Yale 136, Wesleyan 0
    1891 Harvard 124, Wesleyan 0
    1887 Harvard 110, Wesleyan 0
   
1887
Yale 106, Wesleyan 0
 
  1888 Yale 105, Wesleyan 0
     
Combined Points: 212 1885 Princeton 108, Johns Hopkins 0
   
1888
Princeton 104, Johns Hopkins 0

 

The only other time when two teams met and one totally dominated the other on the scoreboard was during the Oklahoma-Kingfisher games; played during the decade of the teens. (Really the Sooners had a total dominance over this school; but just time three times saw its team register 100 or more points.)

The first such game coincided with the Sooners’ first century output. In 1911, OU scored 104 and the onslaught was on. (This was the sixth of 13 games that the victor tallied this amount.)

Twice later the high-scoring Sooners would combine to defeat this opponent by a 336-0 count; for a three-game tally of 440-0.

History was about to be made…twice in a 24-hour period

While Oklahoma consistently found the end zone against Kingfisher; another school from the Sooner State, Central State Normal, would set and hold the single-game mark for the most points scored in a game—in less than 24 hours.

Richard Topp sent this:

THE MUSKOGEE TIMES – DEMOCRAT, OCTOBER 7 (1916)

BIGGEST SCORE YET

Edmond, Okla. Oct. 7. – Football authorities of Oklahoma Central Normal here believe the score rolled up against Oklahoma Methodist university (sic) here yesterday 183 to 0 is the largest on record. During the game twenty-seven touchdowns were made by Central Normal.

By the end of the games played on the date shown above; the record for most point scored in a college football game had been eclipsed by Georgia Tech in its high-scoring contest; as it defeated Cumberland, Tenn., 222-0.

Georgia Tech scored 29 total touchdowns; while Oklahoma Central Normal had 27. *[Stars of an Earlier Autumn second edition]

Worth Noting: Games before and after for Cumberland and Georgia Tech

Cumberland opened its three-game season with a loss to Sewanee 107 Cumberland 0.

Georgia Tech, ‘tuned-up for the high-scoring affair’ by defeating Mercer, 61-0.

GEORGIA TECH 222…CUMBERLAND 0.

Middle Tennessee ended Cumberland’s with the former scoring a 49-0 victory.

Georgia Tech must have been exhausted after the previous week’s game; as they would only register a 9-0 triumph over Davidson.

***

A review of the teams recording 100 or more points in a season show that for the 1916 season 17 teams reached the century mark—up 7 from the previous season.

The single-season high was 20 (1912—the first year that current scoring values of 6 points for a TD was first used). Taking advantage of the higher TD value was a couple of small college from Kansas, as each tallied 151 points. Southwestern and Kansas State Manuel shutout their opponents: Friends and Springfield Normal (Missouri), respectively.

A total of 138 games, played from 1884-1916, saw a victorious eleven would put their mark of 100-plus points on the scoreboard.

To put the 222 points in perspective, here’s a progression of teams that would hold the single-season mark; including Georgia Tech’s scoreboard busting offensive explosion.

140 1884 Princeton 140, Lafayette 0
158 1886 Harvard 158, Phillips-Exeter Academy 0
159 1913 Newberry 159, Bailey Military Institute 0
165 1915 Christian Brothers 165, Marvin College 0
222 1916 Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland 0

 

KING BECOMES THE THIRD TEAM

After the 1916 season (1917-36), 116 times a college football team would hit the century mark; as King (Tenn.) became the third team to score 200 points in a game.

The school’s most lopsided “W” came when it defeated Lenior (now, Lenior-Rhyne NC), 205-0.

A Baker’s Dozen…

Official college football statistics began with the 1937 season. Since that time only 13 games have been played where the winner topped the century point total.

111 1937 Arkansas A & M 111, Northeast Center-LSU 0
104 1941 Morehead Teachers 104, Rio Grande 0
105 1946 Wiley 105, Philander Smith 0
101 1947 Wilberforce State 101, Wright-Patterson Field 0
125 1949 Connecticut 125, Newport Navy 0
107 1949 High Point 107, Pope Field 0
103 1949 Wyoming 103, Colorado State College 0
103 1949 San Jose State 103, University of Mexico 0
111 1951 Paul Quinn 111, Mary Allen JC 0
103 1967 Alcorn A & M 103, Paul Quinn 0
106 1968 Houston 100, Tulsa 6
101 1989 Central State (Ohio) 101, Lane 0
105 2003 Rockford 105, Trinity Bible 0

 

[Courtesy of Richard Topp’s American Football Scorebook; used by permission.]

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Early in the 2014 season, Texas A&M-Commerce just missed, by two points, from joining the 13 teams above.

Since 2010, six teams were within 10 points of 100.

98 118 Texas A&M-Commerce 98, East Texas Baptist 20 2014 NCAA II
95 184 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 2011 NAIA
91 119 West Alabama 91, Central State (Ohio) 28 2013 NCAA II
90 147 West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57 2013 NCAA II
90 118 Pittsburg State 90, Southwest Minnesota State 28 2013 NCAA II
90 109 Lindenwood 90, Culver-Stockton 19 2010 NAIA

 Will college football every see another game with the winner Lighting-up the Scoreboard with three spots on the scoreboard? I think so…I hope so…do you?

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.

***

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

***

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

Scoreboards burn bright for some teams…goes dark for Michgan

 

Written back in 1941, by June Hershey and arranged by Don Swander [1]…the song Deep in the Heart  of Texas was penned.

A year later, the song would, indirectly, have a football theme.

The song’s title was borrowed for the name of a 1942 Western film starring Johnny Mack Brown as a man instrumental in restoring Texas to the United States following the American Civil War. It featured Tex Ritter and the Jimmy Wakely Trio singing the title song. [2]

Brown was a star running back for the University of Alabama; appearing in the Rose Bowl.

Part of the lyrics say: …”Stars are big and bright, clap clap clap…deep in the heart of Texas.”

After last weekend’s college football games, this classic song could have easily been modified to say: the scoreboards lights burn bright in the Lone Star State.

Texas A&M-Commerce was two points shy of the century mark; stopping East Texas Baptist, 98-20; becoming the became16th team, since 1937 to score at least 90 points in a game –without surpassing the century mark.

 

 

90+ Points Since 1937

   

118

98

Texas A&M-Commerce 98, East Texas Baptist 20

2014

NCAA II

105

98

Western Illinois 98, Cheyney 7

2004

NCAA 1AA

104

97

Tennessee-Martin 97, Bethel (Tenn.) 7

1995

NCAA 1AA

103

97

Concordia (Moorhead) 97, Macalester 6

1977

NCAA III

184*

95

Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89

2011

NAIA

116

95

Houston 95, Southern Methodist 21

1989

NCAA 1A

111

94

Fresno State 94, New Mexico 17

1991

NCAA 1A

161

93

Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A & M 68

2008

NCAA II

100

93

Portland State 93, Cal Poly-Pomona 7

1980

CSD

119

91

West Alabama 91, Central State (Ohio) 28

2013

NCAA II

118

91

Pittsburg State 91, Missouri-Rolla 27

2004

NCAA 1AA

103

91

Wayne State (Neb.) 91, Mayville State 12

1993

NCAA II

147

90

West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57

2013

NCAA II

118

90

Pittsburg State 90, Southwest Minnesota State 28

2013

NCAA II

111

90

West Texas A & M 90, New Mexico Highlands 21

2005

NCAA II

109

90

Lindenwood 90, Culver-Stockton 19

2010

NAIA

*5th Highest combined points; only team in All-College Top 10 not to score 100 and allowed opponent to score.

Over the same time period, just 6 times a scoreboard would display 100 or more points for the winner.

 

 

100+ Points Since 1937

 

 

105

105

Rockford 105, Trinity Bible 0

2003

NCAA III

101

101

Central State (Ohio) 101, Lane 0

1989

NCAA II

105

105

Portland State 105, Delaware State 0

1980

CSD

103

103

San Jose State 103, University of Mexico 0

1949

Major College

103

103

Wyoming 103, Colorado State College 0

1949

Major College

106

100

Houston 100, Tulsa 6

1968

Major College

 

In comparison, during the STARS-era (1884-1936) reveals: 29 times a team would surpass the mark, 1884-1899; then from 1900-36, 262 times the winner reached triple digits—and 3 over 200 points.

Based on available data on NJCAA Teams, Tyler Junior College would out last Blinn 72-65; a combined 137 points—just a week after TJC lost its season opener to defending Southwestern Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC) Champion Trinity Valley CC, by a 59-45 margin,

Top 5 JUNIOR COLLEGE COMBINED SCORES…

        137

2014

Tyler 72, Blinn 65

133

2009

Grand Rapids CC 77, Ellsworth CC 56

133

2013

Scottsdale CC 77, New Mexico Military Inst. 56

125

2010

Glendale CC 69, New Mexico Military Inst. 56

124

2013

Iowa Western CC 84, Arkansas Baptist 40

124

2012

Tyler JC 65, Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 59

 

 Six other teams combined for the century mark last weekend.

59

111

Washington 59, Eastern Washington 52

BSD

52

100

Reinhardt 52, Lindsay Wilson 48

NAIA

65

103

St. Xavier 65, Marian (Ind) 38

NAIA

While the above teams were scoring at will; the University of Michigan saw its side of a scoreboard display 0 for the first time, since Iowa’s 26-0 victory in game 11 during the 1984.

Worth noting: It was the game that the Hawkeyes’ had blanked opponent since the 1981 season; as they shutout Northwestern—in the fourth game—64-0.

Was Notre Dame’s Defense this good or did Michigan forget the show-up with the rest of the team.   The Wolverines never reached the Red Zone and only made four trips across midfield—and not reach further than the Irish 22-yard line.

Fellow researcher and friend Keith Meador of http://www.collegepollarchive.com/  has compiled a list of 39 major teams and the number of consecutive games scored.

The list…

Games

Team

FYear

LYear

Ended By

Verified

365

Michigan

1984

2014

at Notre Dame (31-0)

yes

361

BYU

1975

2003

vs Utah (3-0)

yes

323

Florida

1988

present

 

yes

282

Texas

1980

2004

vs Oklahoma (12-0)

 

280

Washington State

1984

2008

vs USC (69-0)

 

271

Washington

1981

2004

at USC (38-0)

 

268

TCU

1991

present

 

yes

267

Oregon

1985

2007

at UCLA (16-0)

 

261

Air Force

1993

present

 

yes

257

Ohio State

1993

present

 

yes

249

Tennessee

1994

present

 

yes

245

Virginia Tech

1995

present

 

yes

242

Colorado

1988

2008

at Missouri (58-0)

 

238

Georgia

1995

present

 

yes

234

Nebraska

1996

present

 

yes

233

UCLA

1971

1992

vs Arizona State (20-0)

 

233

Nebraska

1974

1991

at Miami (FL) (22-0)

 

232

Florida State

1988

2006

vs Wake Forest (30-0)

 

219

Hawaii

1976

1995

at Colorado State (22-0)

 

213

Boise State

1997

present

 

yes

212

Georgia Tech

1997

present

 

yes

209

Texas Tech

1997

present

 

yes

203

Oklahoma

1998

present

 

yes

195

Virginia

1984

2000

at Georgia Tech (35-0)

 

187

Nevada*

1992

2007

at New Mexico (23-0)

 

186

USC

1967

1983

at Washington (24-0)

 

181

Oklahoma

1966

1982

vs USC (12-0)

yes

176

Mississippi

1998

2013

at Alabama (25-0)

yes

174

Louisville

2000

present

 

yes

167

Alabama

2001

present

 

yes

165

Central Michigan

1982

1998

at Iowa (38-0)

 

150

West Virginia

2001

2013

at Maryland (37-0)

yes

149

Auburn

1980

1992

vs Alabama (17-0)

yes

142

Clemson

2003

present

 

yes

135

Northwestern

2003

present

 

yes

130

Texas A&M

2003

present

 

yes

126

Texas

2004

present

 

yes

121

LSU

2002

2011

vs Alabama (21-0)

yes

109

Ohio

2005

2013

at Bowling Green (49-0)

yes

http://www.collegepollarchive.com/football/ap/research/scoring_streaks.cfm

 

As another friend/fellow researcher will point out….there is nothing like taking an early lead.

Daniel Durnay pointed out that the opening kick-off by Wisconsin and muffed by Western Illlinois’ Kyle Hammonds in the end zone set the mark.

Hammonds thought he had down the ball for a touchback on the kick; which was the initial ruling on the field. A reply review showed that the Leatherneck player had possession and then went back into the end zone for the safety—after just a second had ticked off the first period clock.

14:59     SAFETY, Kyle Hammonds return for -1 yds.