2013 College Football Season Opens with 2 Games Surpassing 100 or more Combined Points

Now that the opening weekend—with games being played over the Labor Day Holiday—just a pair of games that saw the scoreboard surpassed triple digits.

 

While all four teams scored, seemingly at will; neither game would crack the NAIA Top 10 Single Game Scoring list.

 

Waldorf and Trinity Bible became the fourth pair of NAIA schools to surpass combined for 110 points in a game. In the Pikeville-Bluefield contest,  the teams collectively place 102 markers on the scoreboard—the 10th time it has happened in NAIA football Scoring history. 


2 NAIA teams over 100+Combined Points

 

110       Waldorf 68, Trinity Bible 42

 

Others…

110       2010     Lindenwood 77, Graceland 33

110       2010     Jamestown 56, Peru State 54

110       2011     Bethel (Tenn.) 62, Faulkner 48

 

 

102       Pikeville 62, Bluefield 40

 

Others…

102       1975     Western State 61, Mesa College 41

102       1989     Pacific Lutheran 52, Southern Oregon State 50

102       1992     Greenville 56, Eureka 46

102       1993     South Dakota State 60, Mankato State 42

102       1996     Rocky Mountain 53, Carroll (Mont.) 49

102       1996     Cumberland 64, Tusculum 38

102       1998     Southwestern (Kans.) 67, Sterling 35

102       2001     Southwestern (Kans.) 74, Saint Mary 28

102       2008     Virginia-Wise 61, Campbellsville 41

 

Very little on the way of history on junior college football is available; thought through the efforts of a few men and their dedication to this level of college football; it is slowly becoming made available.

 

Often, in the early years of college football history, four-year schools would play against junior colleges; with the former, winning—and winning by a large score…often surpassing the century mark itself, while the JC school would be held scoreless.

 

As the old cliché states: “There is one in every bunch.”  This holds in Scoring Stat History as well; only this time there were a pair of two-year colleges that surpassed the century mark—and won their game.

 

Playing between the 1913-51 seasons, there were six games were between a college eleven and junior college team.

  • There may be more; but as previously stated: this is all that I am aware of. (If you see any other such games, please make me aware of them.)

 

 

POINTS

SEASON

GAMES

103

1913

Gallaudet 103, Baltimore City College 0

101

1918

Marion Military Institute 101, Howard (Ala.) 0

110

1921

Arizona 110, New Mexico Military Inst. 0

110

1922

Alabama 110, Marion Military Institute 0

107

1933

New Mexico Military Inst. 107, Wayland Baptist 0

111

1951

Paul Quinn 111, Mary Allen JC 0

For historical purposes, here’s the Top 10 highest scoring games; with teams combining for over 100 Points.

 

POINTS

SEASON

GAMES

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

2012

Tyler JC 65, Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 59

124

2013

Iowa Western CC 84, Arkansas Baptist 40

119

2004

Dixie State 68, Arizona Western CC 51

118

2009

Snow 64, New Mexico Military Inst. 54

115

2010

Mississippi Gulf Coast 62, Grand Rapids 53

114

1969

Independence JC 98, Haskell 16

112

2013

Tyler JC 63, Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 49

 

In last Saturday’s opener, my junior Alma Mater, Trinity Valley (Athens, Texas) entered the JUCO list for the second time—as they stopped Tyler JC, 59-45; as the was the sixth game for teams combing to 104 points in a contest.

 

Others were:

 

104

1983

Ricks JC 67, Dixie College 37

104

1999

New Mexico Military Institute 55, Arizona Western CC 49

104

2009

Kilgore 68, Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 36

104

2011

Grand Rapids CC 56, Iowa Western CC 48

104

2011

Grand Rapids CC 63, Georgia Military College 41

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College Football’s Highest Scoring Teams–Combing for 100 or more points

College football’s 145th season has begun.

By flipping through the pages of the many histories that has been written through the years, will provide the reader, historian and countless fans memories of the game has progressed.

Early college football was more like soccer–as the ball could only be advanced by kicking it down the field.

Author Melvin I. Smith, in his book,Evolvements of Early American Foot Ball: Through The 1890/91 Season’ (published in 2008): states early American foot-ball was played under three basics forms: the kicking game (now soccer), beginnings to the present; the carrying game (now rugby), 1858 to the present; and the ball-possession game (now football), 1882 to the present. [1]

During a pre-game meeting between captains of both schools, Rutgers and Princeton, it was decided that for a team to claim a victory it would have to register six games–(goals)–as it was called in 1869.

Rutgers College claimed that legendary first victory; by scoring games. A week later, the two teams would square-off again. In the second game it was decided that the winner would be required to make 8 of 15 games (goals). Princeton scored 8 unanswered games/goals and evened the series at a 1-1.

As football fans know, the games were played Nov. 6 and 13…and thus, the first college football games were in the books.

History was almost made two weeks before, on Oct. 23. But because of heavy rains fell on the state of Virginia that day, the contest between Washington & Lee and Virginia Military was canceled.

I what was suppose to be year three in 1871; only two entries produced a team that season; as Princeton and the Princeton Seminary met for a pair games. The former won both scoring 8 goals (4 in each)…as listed in Smith’s book.

Historians claim that since no games were schedule against outside opponents, the results should not be tallied.

However, one can only look back to the 1869 season. Princeton, known then as the College of New Jersey and Rutgers only had only each other as opponents.

 

 And in 1873, Washington & Lee and Virginia Military played each other and no outside opponents.

 

Thus it makes sense for the 1871 Princeton-Princeton Seminary clashes to be also be included in the not only annual scoring history; but also in the sport’s history itself a well. [2]

 In a future issue of Lighting-up the Scoreboard, various a histories of scoring values will be presented

 Fast forward to Nov. 1882….

After years of presenting his case to the Rules Committees Walter Camp The Father  of Football would finally see his plan being accepted.

Rule 27.—The following shall be the value of each point in the scoring.

Goal obtained by touch-down…6

Goal from field-kick…5

Touch-down failing goal…2

Safety by opponents…1

In case of tie in other points it shall require two safeties to decide. [3]

 Historian Mel Smith offers his input of the above rules.

That is a great find for these reasons.

Apparently it was written and published in November 1882, one month after the series of downs rule went into effect on Oct. 14, 1882. The point scoring seems the same to me in that since a ‘td failing a goal=2 and a goal obtained by a td=6; that means a goal after td must equal 4. How else could it total to 6? Maybe some people would total 8 for a td plus goal? Everybody was doing different totaling in those days.

The note that is new to me is the last paragraph line after safety by opponents=1. It states, ‘In case of tie in other points it shall require two safeties to decide’.

It would not take long, after scoring vales were inaugurated, that the first two game when the participating teams would surpass a  combined total of 100 points.

Both coming in the 1884 season

140         1884       Princeton 140, Lafayette 0

113         1884       Yale 113, Dartmouth 0

This would only be the beginning for high-scoring games in the history of college football.

One question that could be raised…but, really no one has produced an solid answer: Early scoring values were  far less in terms of amount per each of them; yet the teams in the 1880-90s and early 1900s and later would put high combined point totals few teams would burn bright on the scoreboards.

You’re thoughts?

Back during the 2011 season, a pair of NAIA Schools were scoring at will…and ended-up as the fifth highest combined point total in StatHistory/100 combined points…Faulkner (Ala.) would hang-on to defeat Union (Ky.) 95-89.

In fact, teams in the Top 10 combined points this game marks the only time that the team lost would score.

Listed below will be the highest scoring combined point teams per era and division…plus the total number such games.

Check back during the season; as schools Light-up the Scoreboard in 2014, a weekly update will be available.

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

Stars-Era 1884-1899=30 Games

 

158 1886 Harvard 158, Phillips-Exeter Academy 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
146 1891 Rochester 146, Brockport Normal 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
142 1890 Williams 142, Laureates Boat Club 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
140 1884 Princeton 140, Lafayette 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
136 1886 Yale 136, Wesleyan 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
136 1890 Virginia 136, Randolph-Macon 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
132 1892 Iowa College 132, Des Moines YMCA 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
130 1889 Williams 130, Union (N.Y.) 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
124 1889 Cornell 124, Rochester 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899
124 1891 Harvard 124, Wesleyan 0 Stars-era, 1884-1899

Stars-Era 1900-1936=232 Games

     
222 1916 Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
206 1922 King 206, Lenoir 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
205 1916 St. Viator 205, Lane Tech HS 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
187 1922 Roanoke 187, Randolph-Macon Academy 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
183 1916 Central State Normal 183, Methodist Univ. 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
179 1917 Oklahoma 179, Kingfisher 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
178 1919 Albion 178, River Rouge Navy 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
171 1920 North Georgia Agricultural 171, Lanier 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936
167 1920 Arizona 167, Camp Jones 0 Stars-era, 1900-1936

Major College 1937-2013 194 Games  

136

2007 Boise State 69, Nevada 67 BSD
136 2007 Navy 74, North Texas 62 BSD
134 2003 Arkansas 71, Kentucky 63 NCAA 1A
133 2004 San Jose State 70, Rice 63 NCAA 1A
133 2012 West Virginia 70, Baylor 63 BSD
132 2010 Michigan 67, Illinois 65 BSD
129 2011 Toledo 66, Western Michigan 63 BSD
127 2001 Akron 65, Eastern Michigan 62 NCAA 1A
125 2001 Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 NCAA 1A
124 1980 Oklahoma 82, Colorado 42 NCAA 1A
124 2012 East Carolina 65, Marshall 59 BSD

NCAA 1-AA/CSD 1978-2013 131 Games

141 2007 Weber State 73, Portland State 68 CSD
131 2010 Murray State 72, Missouri State 59 CSD
128 2001 Middle Tennessee State 70, Idaho 58 NCAA 1AA
128 2012 Hardin-Simmons 86, Sul Ross State 42 CSD
125 2000 Sacramento State 64, Cal State-Northridge 61 NCAA 1AA
125 2010 Montana State 64, Sacramento State 61 CSD
125 2012 Tennessee-Martin 66, Murray State 59 CSD
125 2012 Old Dominion 64, New Hampshire 61 CSD
124 2005 Bethune-Cookman 63, Norfolk State 61 NCAA 1AA
123 2010 Nebraska-Omaha 62, Truman State 61 CSD

NCAA II 1973-2013 194 Games

161 2008 Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A & M 68 NCAA II
149 2007 Chadron State 76, Abilene Christian 73 NCAA II
147 2009 West Liberty 84, Edinboro 63 NCAA II
147 2013 West Texas A & M 90, McMurry 57 NCAA II
133 2007 Abilene Christian 70, Tarleton State 63 NCAA II
133 2002 Fort Lewis College 67, Western New Mexico 66 NCAA II
132 2009 Eastern New Mexico 76, Texas A & M-Commerce 56 NCAA II
132 2010 Lewis & Clark 68, Puget Sound 64 NCAA II
131 2008 Eastern Oregon 76, Rocky Mountain 55 NCAA II
129 2012 Grand Valley State 83, Notre Dame (Ohio) 46 NCAA II

NCAA III 1973-2013 231 Games

142 2007 Hartwick 72, Utica 70 NCAA III
139 2010 Union (Ky.) 84, Bethel (Tenn.) 55 NCAA III
138 2008 Brockport State 70, Hartwick 68 NCAA III
135 2012 Sul Ross State 70, Texas Lutheran 65 NCAA III
132 2009 Crown 69, Eureka 63 NCAA III
131 2005 Earlham 69, Manchester 62 NCAA III
131 2012 Iowa Wesleyan 66, Waldorf 65 NCAA III
131 2013 Methodist 69, North Carolina Wesleyan 62 NCAA III
130 2009 MacMurray 68, Crown 62 NCAA III
129 2003 Coe 66, Cornell (Iowa) 63 NCAA III

NAIA 1973-2013 87 Games

184 2011 Faulkner 95, Union (Ky.) 89 NAIA
141 1994 Southwestern (Kans.) 79, Sterling 62 NAIA
129 1993 Tusculum 80, Union (Ky.) 49 NAIA
128 1991 Dakota Wesleyan 73, Black Hills State 55 NAIA
128 2010 Georgetown (Ky.) 70, Pikeville 58 NAIA
122 2005 Campbellsville 62, Cumberland 60 NAIA
122 2013 Southwestern (Kans.) 86, Bethel (Kans.) 36 NAIA
120 2010 Kansas Wesleyan 72, Southwestern (Kans.) 48 NAIA
119 2007 Virginia-Wise 63, Georgetown (Ky.) 56 NAIA
119 2012 Union (Ky.) 60, Pikeville 59 NAIA

I am sure the entire college football community; the media and NCAA and NAIA Statistical Services would be in total shock…if any team would open their season that would equal a team with the most points scored in the first game of the season.

Andrew McKillop (Football Geography.com via College Data Warehouse) found the following:

 

Most Dominating Opening Game Victories in College Football History (All Levels) [4 and 5]

Season

Team

 

Opponent

Score

1923

Dayton (OH)

vs.

Central Normal (IN)

161-0

1919

Tulsa (OK)

vs.

Oklahoma Baptist

152-0

1917

Detroit (MI)

vs.

Toledo (OH)

145-0

1913

Florida

vs.

Florida Southern

144-0

1919

Utah St.

vs.

Idaho St.

136-0

1914

Oklahoma St.

vs.

Phillips (OK)

134-0

1920

Montana

vs.

Carroll (MT)

133-0

1912

Cincinnati (OH)

vs.

Transylvania (KY)

124-0

1919

Chicago (IL)

vs.

Great Lakes (IL)

123-0

1901

Clemson (SC)

vs.

Guilford (NC)

122-0

The individual  mentioned also publish interesting and informative college football statistics…visit their sites to see what you can learn on your favorite game. I visit them often.

Sources:

[1] Mel Smith’s book, Evolvements of Early American Foot Ball: Through The 1890/91 Season

[2] ibid

[3] Spalding’s 1883 Official Foot Ball Guide

[4] Football Geography

[5] College Football Data Warehouse

Stars of an Earlier Autumn

Richard Topp, College Football Database

   

 

 

 

College Football’s Highest Scoring Teams…Min. 500 Points; All-Time by Season

Entering the 2014 College Football season, 202 teams have scored at least 500+  points in a single-season.  These teams have turned this into 554 accomplishments.

The single-season All-Time leader is Pittsburg State (Kan,); scoring 837 in 2004 (14-1).

In all, 18 times a team has scored 700 more points; with Mount Union reaching this plateau 4 times…included in this: the first back-to-back 700 or more accomplishments in scoring stathistory/500+ Points, in 2012 (792 points) and an even 700 a year ago.

College football scoring values (a history of such will be presented in a future post); was first established in 1883.

Two years later,in 1885,Princeton, became the first 500+ team; scoring 645 points. This total is currently the 56th highest scoring team.

A year later, Harvard registered a scoring mark of 765 points–this would last until Pittsburg’s 2004 Point-Producing season.

A complete listing of every team scoring 500 or more points will be presented. This compilation will show a team’s season; points scored; record; offensive scoring average and AMV-average margin of victory (based  on points in games won.); as well, points allowed and defensive scoring average.

At the conclusion of the 2013 season–the 34th consecutive season at least one team scored 500+ points–a record 55 teams were responsible for keeping scoreboard lights burning bright.

In time, many compilation relating to 500+ Points will be posted; as well as teams that have allowed this mark.

**COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHEST SCORING TEAMS…All-Time, by Most Points Scored, Season** 

SEASON TEAM DIVISION W-L-T POINTS OSA AMV OPP PTS DSA
2004 Pittsburg State NCAA II 14-1 837 55.8 37.2 286 19.07
2012 Mount Union NCAA III 15-0 792 52.8 36.5 134 8.93
2007 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 778 51.87 48.86 104 6.93
2009 Sioux Falls NAIA 14-0 775 55.36 44.07 158 11.29
1886 Harvard Major College 12-2 765 54.64 63.42 41 2.93
1997 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 752 53.71 45.71 112 8
1999 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 13-2 747 49.8 37.92 262 14.67
1991 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA II 13-1 744 53.14 37.15 264 18.86
2009 Lindenwood NAIA 13-1 744 53.14 35.54 285 20.36
1904 Minnesota Major College 14-0 725 51.79 50.87 12 0.92
2013 Florida State BSD 14-0 723 51.64 39.5 170 12.14
2008 Oklahoma BSD 12-2 716 51.14 32.75 343 24.5
1999 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 13-1 710 50.71 37.54 234 16.71
2001 Grand Valley State NCAA II 13-1 707 47.13 34.21 231 16.5
2007 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 12-2 707 50.5 43 227 16.21
2004 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 13-2 706 47.07 31 337 22.47
1993 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 12-1 702 54 39.92 192 14.77
2013 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 700 46.67 30 318 21.2
1888 Yale Major College 13-0 694 53.38 53.38 0 0
2011 Houston BSD 13-1 690 49.29 30.54 314 22.43
1886 Yale Major College 9-0-1 687 68.7 76.33 40 0.4
2012 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 13-1 685 48.93 31.77 282 20.36
2008 Mount Union NCAA III 15-0 683 45.53 44.36 131 8.73
2001 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 14-0 681 48.64 34.21 202 14.43
2011 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 11-3 681 48.64 29.38 324 23.14
2013 Baylor BSD 11-2 681 52.38 37.91 306 23.54
2009 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 679 45.27 38.86 145 9.67
2013 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 15-0 679 45.27 28 259 17.27
2003 Carroll (Mont.) NAIA 15-0 675 45 32.4 189 12.6
2013 Eastern Illinois CSD 11-2 675 51.92 30.83 319 22.79
2008 Tulsa BSD 11-3 672 44.8 27.58 391 26.07
2010 Saint Xavier (Ill.) NAIA 13-1 670 47.86 34.69 241 17.21
1989 Central State (Ohio) NAIA I 10-3 667 51.31 57.6 96 7.38
1996 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 667 47.64 34.5 184 13.14
2011 Saint Xavier (Ill.) NAIA 13-1 666 44.4 28.14 290 19.33
1889 Yale Major College 15-1 665 41.56 42.93 31 1.94
2002 Trinity (Texas) NCAA III 14-1 665 44.33 31.62 295 19.67
2000 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 662 47.29 28.73 222 18.56
1887 Harvard Major College 10-1 660 60 54.6 23 2.09
2003 Mount Union NCAA III 13-1 660 47.14 43.85 108 7.71
2006 Mount Union NCAA III 15-0 659 43.93 35.46 127 8.47
1983 Nebraska NCAA 1A 12-1 658 50.62 37.17 213 16.38
1903 Minnesota Major College 14-0-1 656 43.73 46 12 0.8
1996 Marshall NCAA 1A 15-0 656 43.73 29.73 210 14
2006 Hawai’i NCAA 1A 11-3 656 46.86 30.64 337 24.07
2005 Pittsburg State NCAA II 11-3 655 46.79 32.82 367 26.21
1998 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 14-1 654 43.6 20.2 363 24.2
2002 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 654 46.71 33.85 180 12.86
2002 Grand Valley State NCAA II 14-0 654 46.71 30.21 231 16.5
1998 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 15-0 653 43.53 25.6 269 17.93
1995 Montana NCAA 1AA 13-2 652 43.47 28.46 299 19.93
2005 Texas NCAA 1A 13-0 652 50.15 33.77 213 16.38
2013 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 13-1 652 46.57 35.85 187 13.36
2004 Linfield NCAA III 13-0 650 50 30 256 19.7
1999 Mount Union NCAA III 12-1 649 49.92 33.75 251 19.31
1885 Princeton Major College 9-1 645 71.67 68.89 25 2.78
2011 Oregon BSD 12-2 645 46.07 26.33 345 24.64
2012 Oregon BSD 12-1 645 49.62 30.58 281 21.62
2013 West Texas A&M NCAA II 11-3 645 46.07 24.58 355 25.36
1902 Michigan Major College 11-0 644 58.55 57.46 12 1.09
2007 Abilene Christian NCAA II 11-2 642 49.29 24.73 390 32.71
2007 Appalachian State CH SUBDIV 13-2 640 42.67 16.93 400 26.67
2013 Henderson State NCAA II 11-1 639 53.25 32.36 288 24
2013 North Central NCAA III 13-1 639 45.64 32.16 222 15.86
1995 Nebraska NCAA 1A 12-0 638 53.17 38.67 174 14.5
1996 Montana NCAA 1AA 14-1 638 42.53 28.14 264 17.6
2005 Southern California NCAA 1A 0-1 [12-1] 638 49.08 28.67 297 22.85
2009 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 15-0 637 28.4 18 156 10.4
2013 Ohio State BSD 12-2 637 45.5 27.92 317 22.64
1996 Sioux Falls NAIA 14-0 636 45.43 29.22 227 16.21
1888 Harvard Major College 12-1 635 48.85 41 32 2.46
2003 Oklahoma NCAA 1A 13-2 635 42.33 34 228 15.2
2000 Northwestern Oklahoma State NAIA 13-1 633 45.21 38.92 147 10.5
2011 Oklahoma State BSD 12-1 633 48.69 24.25 348 26.77
2012 Southern Oregon NAIA 10-2 633 52.75 22.8 400 33.33
2009 Saint Xavier (Ill.) NAIA 13-1 632 45.14 31.62 263 18.79
2009 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 14-1 632 42.13 25.5 280 18.67
1993 New Haven NCAA II 11-1 630 52.5 36.36 233 19.42
1984 Mississippi Valley State NCAA 1AA 9-2 628 57.09 43 302 27.45
2008 Abilene Christian NCAA II 11-1 628 52.33 29.36 269 22.42
2000 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 14-0 627 44.79 30.86 195 13.93
2008 West Texas A&M NCAA II 11-2 626 48.15 29.45 343 26.38
1917 Indiana (Pa.) Small College 7-1 623 69.22 89 7 0.78
2000 California-Davis NCAA II 12-1 622 47.85 31.17 258 19.85
2007 Ohio Dominican NAIA 12-1 622 47.85 29.75 279 21.46
1920 Henry Kendell (Tulsa) Small College 10-0-1 621 56.45 60 21 1.91
2005 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 620 41.33 33.79 154 10.27
1986 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 13-2 619 41.27 20.23 382 25.47
2001 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 12-2 618 44.14 19.92 424 30.29
2011 Wisconsin BSD 12-2 618 44.14 30.42 266 19
2012 Morningside NAIA 13-1 618 44.14 33.54 185 13.21
2012 Louisiana Tech BSD 9-3 618 51.5 19.33 462 38.5
2001 Valdosta State NCAA II 12-1 617 47.5 36 188 14.5
2005 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 14-1 617 41.13 27.07 245 16.33
2013 The Cumberlands NAIA 12-2 616 44 27.83 290 20.71
2009 West Liberty NCAA II 11-2 615 38.44 20.45 424 32.62
2013 Coastal Carolina CSD 12-3 615 41 21.41 457 30.47
1992 New Haven NCAA II 12-1 613 47.15 27.92 289 22.23
2008 Minnesota-Duluth NCAA II 15-0 613 40.87 29.34 173 11.53
1996 Florida NCAA 1A 12-1 611 47 32.41 221 17
2008 Florida BSD 14-0 611 43.64 30.71 181 12.93
2010 Oregon BSD 12-1 611 47 29.25 243 18.69
1998 Kansas State NCAA 1A 11-2 610 46.92 38.09 197 15.15
2001 Rowan NCAA III 11-2 610 46.92 31.42 237 18.23
2012 Shippensburg NCAA II 11-2 609 46.85 30.82 324 24.92
1888 Princeton Major College 11-1 607 50.58 54.36 16 1.33
1997 Nebraska NCAA 1A 13-0 607 46.69 30.23 214 16.46
2000 Delta State NCAA II 14-1 606 40.4 19.56 346 23.07
1992 Marshall NCAA 1AA 12-3 604 40.27 28.83 292 19.47
2012 Sam Houston State CSD 11-4 604 40.27 32.36 322 21.47
1999 Carson-Newman NCAA II 13-1 603 43.07 30.85 280 20
2010 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 15-0 603 40.2 28.4 177 11.8
2012 Winston-Salem NCAA II 14-1 603 40.2 26.43 261 17.4
2003 Boise State NCAA 1A 13-1 602 43 28.08 239 17.07
2003 Miami (Ohio) NCAA 1A 13-1 602 43 18.54 279 19.43
2007 Sioux Falls NAIA 13-1 602 43 33.07 139 9.93
2008 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 14-1 600 40 22.79 288 19.2
2004 Louisville NCAA 1A 11-1 597 49.75 33.09 236 19.67
2005 East Stroudsburg NCAA II 11-3 596 42.57 27.09 341 24.36
2010 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 12-1 596 45.85 30.83 236 18.15
1997 Simpson NCAA III 12-1 595 45.77 23.92 284 21.85
2010 Minnesota-Duluth NCAA II 15-0 595 39.67 27 190 12.67
2008 Missouri BSD 10-4 594 42.43 27.7 381 27.21
2012 Oklahoma State BSD 8-5 594 45.69 34.62 367 28.23
1976 Texas A & I NAIA I 13-0 593 43.6 35.37 107 8.23
1993 Idaho NCAA 1AA 11-3 593 42.36 25.82 353 25.21
2002 Boise State NCAA 1A 13-1 593 45.62 29.23 240 18.46
2001 Widener NCAA III 12-1 592 45.54 28.67 273 21
2007 Oklahoma BSD 11-3 592 42.29 30.73 284 20.29
2013 Eastern Washington CSD 12-3 592 39.47 16.59 424 28.27
1919 Henry Kendell (Tulsa) Small College 8-0-1 591 65.67 68 27 9
2009 Boise State BSD 14-0 591 42.21 25.07 240 17.14
2009 Houston BSD 11-3 591 42.21 17.09 421 30.07
2013 Morningside NAIA 11-2 591 45.46 34.63 255 19.62
2013 Oregon BSD 11-2 591 45.46 32.45 266 20
1996 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 14-1 590 39.33 23.21 277 18.47
2013 Marshall BSD 10-4 590 42.14 29.9 321 22.93
1989 Houston NCAA 1A 9-2 589 53.55 49.89 150 13.64
2011 Baylor BSD 10-3 589 45.31 16.8 484 37.23
1891 Harvard Major College 13-1 588 42 44.46 22 1.57
2013 Linfield NCAA III 11-1 588 49 39.09 169 14.08
2004 Boise State NCAA 1A 11-1 587 48.92 25.73 308 25.67
2012 Old Dominion CSD 11-2 587 47 21.08 372 28.62
1998 Florida A & M NCAA 1AA 11-3 586 45.08 26.18 291 22.38
2010 Boise State BSD 12-1 586 41.86 36.25 166 12.77
2008 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 12-1 585 45 36.25 168 12.92
2013 Towson CSD 13-3 585 36.56 18.53 383 23.94
1988 Oklahoma State NCAA 1A 10-2 584 48.67 26.8 340 28.33
1989 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 15-0 584 38.93 24.2 221 14.73
2011 Salisbury NCAA III 12-2 584 44.92 31.09 271 20.85
1999 Florida A & M NCAA 1AA 10-4 583 41.64 36.2 320 22.86
1993 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 582 41.57 33 120 8.57
2001 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 582 41.57 30.5 155 11.07
2002 KaP/GMs State NCAA 1A 11-2 582 44.77 39.55 154 11.85
2008 Texas Tech BSD 12-1 582 44.77 21.33 370 28.46
2012 Valdosta State NCAA II 12-2 582 41.57 26.42 280 20
2012 Missouri Western State NCAA II 13-1 582 41.57 21.38 311 22.21
2005 Wesley NCAA III 13-1 581 41.5 27.38 277 19.79
2013 North Dakota State CSD 15-0 581 38.73 27.46 169 11.27
1994 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 12-2 580 44.62 31.42 207 15.92
2007 Valdosta State NCAA II 13-1 580 39.6 33.54 264 17.5
2012 West Texas A&M NCAA II 12-3 579 38.6 23.75 331 22.07
1989 Ferrum NCAA III 11-2 578 44.46 40.64 155 11.92
1989 Missouri Valley NAIA II 12-2 578 48.17 35.25 170 14.17
2004 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 11-2 578 44.46 29.45 272 20.92
2007 Catawba NCAA II 12-1 578 44.46 27.17 278 21.38
2008 North Alabama NCAA II 12-2 578 41.29 31.25 243 17.36
2010 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 578 38.53 32.43 134 8.93
2012 Texas A&M BSD 11-2 578 44.46 22.25 283 21.77
2012 Baylor BSD 8-5 578 44.46 19.63 484 37.23
2010 Lindenwood NAIA 10-1 577 52.45 35.5 230 20.91
2010 Sioux Falls NAIA 13-1 577 41.21 32.71 119 8.5
2010 Auburn BSD 14-0 577 41.21 17.14 377 24.07
2007 Tulsa BSD 10-4 576 41.14 21.1 467 33.57
2008 Morningside NAIA 11-1 576 48 35.82 185 15.42
2013 Sam Houston State CSD 9-5 576 41.14 29.55 387 27.64
1949 College of Pacific Small College 11-0 575 52.27 46.27 66 6
2010 Oklahoma State BSD 11-2 575 44.23 16.31 343 26.38
2011 Boise State BSD 12-1 575 44.23 27.75 243 18.69
2013 Texas A&M BSD 9-4 575 44.23 25.78 381 29.31
2010 Nevada BSD 13-1 574 41 6.15 300 21.42
1993 Pacific Lutheran NAIA 11-0-1 573 44.08 29.27 251 19.31
2000 Delaware NCAA 1AA 12-2 570 40.7 28.5 238 17
1989 Stephen F. Austin State NCAA II 12-2-1 569 37.93 17.67 371 24.73
1904 Michigan Major College 10-0 567 56.7 54.5 22 2.2
1914 Missouri Mines Small College 9-1 567 63 62.33 6 0.67
1999 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 14-1 567 37.8 19.21 321 21.4
2002 Carson-Newman NCAA II 12-1 567 43.62 27.25 243 18.69
1916 Henry Kendell (Tulsa) Small College 10-0 566 56.6 52.6 40 4
1903 Michigan Major College 11-0-1 565 47.08 54.09 6 0.5
1990 Central State (Ohio) NAIA I 10-1 565 51.36 37.1 195 17.73
1992 Gardner-Webb NCAA II 12-2 564 40.29 29.58 262 18.71
1994 Penn State NCAA 1A 12-0 564 47 26 252 21
2004 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 9-3 564 47 30.22 221 18.42
2007 Hawai’i BSD 12-1 564 43.39 22 331 25.46
2007 Bethel (Tenn.) NAIA 11-2 564 43.38 20.67 343 26.38
2011 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 13-1 564 43.39 28.58 224 17.23
2013 West Chester NCAA II 13-2 564 37.6 20.77 325 21.67
2013 Fresno State BSD 11-2 564 43.38 13.01 394 30.37
1990 Pittsburg State NCAA II 12-1 563 43.31 28.25 204 15.69
1994 Lambuth NAIA 10-3 563 43.31 32.5 288 22.15
1995 Florida State NCAA 1A 10-2 563 46.92 26.42 246 20.5
2005 Central Arkansas NCAA II 11-3 563 40.21 28.55 258 18.43
2011 Pittsburg State NCAA II 13-1 563 40.21 23 282 20.14
1972 Arizona State Major College 9-3 562 46.83 30.11 296 24.67
2007 Tuskegee NCAA II 12-0 562 46.83 30.75 193 16.08
2010 Central Missouri State NCAA II 11-3 562 40.14 24.73 390 27.86
1996 Clarion NCAA II 11-3 561 40.07 27.18 317 22.64
2011 North Greenville NCAA II 11-3 561 40.07 29.55 268 19.14
2011 Stanford BSD 11-2 561 43.15 27.45 285 14.69
1994 Marshall NCAA 1AA 12-2 560 40 29.92 215 15.36
2001 Fresno State NCAA 1A 11-3 560 40 21.27 344 24.57
1999 Pacific Lutheran NCAA III 13-1 559 39.93 23.15 267 19.07
1926 Haskell Small College 12-0-1 558 42.92 41.25 63 8.45
1982 Northwestern (Iowa) NAIA II 12-1 558 42.92 33.17 173 13.31
1988 North Dakota State NCAA II 14-0 558 39.86 20.31 273 19.5
1995 Florida NCAA 1A 12-1 558 42.92 27.75 263 20.23
2007 Missouri BSD 12-2 558 39.86 21.92 326 23.29
2012 Minnesota-Duluth NCAA II 10-2 558 46.5 28.1 281 23.42
2013 Pittsburg State NCAA II 10-2 558 46.5 35.8 223 18.58
1997 New Haven NCAA II 12-2 556 39.71 34.91 202 14.43
2007 Kansas BSD 12-1 556 42.77 29.25 213 16.38
2013 Arizona State BSD 11-3 556 39.71 23.09 343 24.5
1991 Pittsburg State NCAA II 13-1-1 555 37 25.85 226 15.07
1997 Sioux Falls NAIA 12-2 555 39.64 28.75 221 15.79
2001 Bridgewater NCAA III 13-1 555 42.69 20.46 292 22.46
2004 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 13-1 555 39.64 31.31 147 10.5
2013 Northern Illinois BSD 12-2 555 39.64 19.25 351 25.07
1981 Southwest Texas State NCAA II 13-1 554 39.38 32.54 138 9.62
1999 Northwestern Oklahoma State NAIA 13-0 554 42.62 30.24 161 12.38
2000 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 11-1 554 46.17 33.09 213 17.75
2008 Monmouth (Ill) NCAA III 11-1 554 46.17 33 158 13.17
2010 Trine NCAA III 11-1 554 46.17 34.64 187 15.58
2010 Hawai’i BSD 10-4 554 39.57 29 357 25.5
2011 Mount Union NCAA III 14-1 554 36.93 30.5 130 8.67
2011 Sam Houston State CSD 14-1 554 36.93 24.86 224 14.93
2011 Winston-Salem NCAA II 13-1 554 39.57 23.57 224 16
2012 Henderson State NCAA II 10-1 554 50.36 34.5 233 23.18
1890 Harvard Major College 11-0 553 50.27 49.18 12 1.09
1996 Nebraska NCAA 1A 11-2 553 42.54 37.09 174 13.38
2006 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 13-1 553 39.5 30 164 11.71
2013 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 15-0 553 36.87 27.8 136 9.07
2013 Auburn BSD 12-1 553 42.54 16.17 376 26.86
2003 Texas Tech NCAA 1A 8-5 552 42.46 25.63 442 34
2005 LIU-C.W. Post NCAA II 10-3 552 42.46 29.1 319 24.54
2007 Florida BSD 9-4 552 42.46 27.33 331 25.46
2003 Grand Valley State NCAA II 14-1 551 36.73 23.71 200 13.33
2007 Boise State BSD 10-3 551 42.38 29.9 281 21.62
2008 Texas BSD 12-1 551 42.38 26.08 244 18.77
2013 St. Cloud State NCAA II 12-2 551 39.36 24.75 319 22.79
1980 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 11-1 550 45.83 28.82 237 19.75
1901 Michigan Major College 11-0 550 50 50 0 0
2005 Morningside NAIA 13-1 550 42.31 29.69 192 14.77
2009 Texas BSD 13-1 550 39.29 25.54 234 16.71
2011 Wayne State (Mich.) NCAA II 12-4 550 34.38 16.17 382 23.88
2012 Widener NCAA III 11-1 550 45.83 32.45 248 20.67
2012 Florida State BSD 12-2 550 39.29 29.66 206 14.71
2000 Kansas State NCAA 1A 11-3 549 39.21 28.82 261 18.64
2003 Kansas State NCAA 1A 11-4 549 36.6 39 244 16.27
2011 Toledo BSD 10-3 549 42.23 17 412 31.69
2010 Shepherd NCAA II 12-2 548 39.14 15.67 302 21.57
2013 Missouri BSD 12-2 548 39.14 17.54 323 23.07
1995 Mount Union NCAA III 12-1 547 42.08 33.08 153 11.77
2004 Mount Union NCAA III 12-1 547 42.08 34 142 10.92
2005 South Dakota NCAA II 9-2 547 49.73 35.55 247 22.45
2011 Azusa Pacific NAIA 12-2 547 39.07 26.08 244 17.43
1979 Delaware NCAA II 13-1 546 39 25.77 238 17
1991 Nevada NCAA 1AA 12-1 546 42 25.25 245 18.47
2005 New Hampshire NCAA 1AA 11-2 546 42 28.09 282 21.69
2008 Lambuth NAIA 9-3 546 45.5 25.56 349 29.08
2012 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 11-2 546 42 34.55 179 13.77
1990 Indiana (Pa.) NCAA II 12-2 545 38.93 31.67 195 13.93
2008 Oregon BSD 10-3 545 41.92 22.7 367 28.23
2013 Wittenberg NCAA III 12-2 545 38.93 37.4 231 19.25
2000 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 13-2 544 36.27 26.77 196 13.07
2004 Utah NCAA 1A 12-0 544 45.3 25.8 234 19.5
2007 Virginia-Wise NAIA 9-2 544 49.5 18 386 35.1
2008 Mary Hardin-Baylor NCAA III 12-2 544 38.86 30.42 216 15.43
2013 West Alabama NCAA II 8-3 544 49.45 41 245 22.27
2003 North Alabama NCAA II 13-1 543 38.79 27.08 198 14.14
2007 Delaware NCAA 1AA 11-4 543 36.2 18.27 387 25.8
1905 Minnesota Major College 10-1 542 49.27 52.4 22 2
1987 Emory & Henry NCAA III 11-3 542 38.71 31.27 205 14.64
1990 North Dakota State NCAA II 14-0 542 38.71 24.85 194 13.86
2012 Alabama BSD 13-1 542 38.71 30.31 153 10.93
1980 Portland State NCAA II 9-2 541 49.18 40.11 209 19
2000 Bloomsburg NCAA II 12-3 541 36.07 28.75 325 21.67
2002 Oklahoma NCAA 1A 12-2 541 38.64 28.25 216 15.43
2005 Carroll (Mont.) NAIA 15-0 541 38.64 29.21 132 9.43
2006 Sioux Falls NAIA 14-0 541 38.64 31.35 102 7.29
2007 West Texas A & M NCAA II 12-1 541 41.62 23.25 290 18
2007 LSU BSD 12-2 541 38.46 22.5 279 19.93
2008 James Madison BSD 12-2 541 38.64 19.42 340 24.29
2009 Morningside NAIA 10-2 541 45.08 39.3 204 17
2010 TCU BSD 13-0 541 41.62 31.08 137 10.54
2013 Faulkner NAIA 9-3 541 45.08 37.34 355 29.58
1993 North Alabama NCAA II 13-0 540 41.54 22.92 265 20.38
1998 Tulane NCAA 1A 12-0 540 45 20.4 295 24.6
2012 The Cumberlands NAIA 10-2 540 45 29.9 261 21.75
2012 Northern Illinois BSD 12-2 540 38.57 23.56 278 19.86
2013 Minnesota-Duluth NCAA II 13-2 540 36 31.36 223 17.15
1986 North Dakota State NCAA II 13-0 539 41.46 34.77 87 6.69
1992 Pittsburg State NCAA II 14-1 539 35.93 15.53 310 20.67
1997 Findlay NAIA 13-0 539 41.46 39.23 159 12.23
2002 Minnesota-Duluth NCAA II 11-1 539 44.92 29.72 216 18
2010 Wisconsin BSD 11-2 539 41.46 23.67 267 20.54
1993 Indiana (Pa.) NCAA II 13-1 538 53.8 23.46 240 24
1994 Florida NCAA 1A 11-1 538 43.42 29 205 17.08
2000 Widener NCAA III 12-2 538 38.43 18.58 369 26.36
2001 Florida BSD 10-2 538 44.83 36.5 178 14.83
2009 Grand Valley State NCAA II 13-2 538 35.87 21.69 266 17.73
2010 Tulsa BSD 10-3 538 41.38 13.55 394 30.31
2013 Southeastern Louisiana CSD 11-3 538 38.43 22.9 318 22.71
1999 Montana NCAA 1AA 11-1 537 44.75 23.27 284 23.67
2002 Texas Tech NCAA 1A 9-5 537 38.36 23.11 439 31.36
2006 Pittsburg State NCAA II 10-2 537 44.75 26.1 322 26.83
2007 Carson-Newman NCAA II 10-1 537 48.82 30.7 236 21.46
2008 Rice BSD 10-3 537 41.31 19.8 433 33.31
2009 Carson-Newman NCAA II 11-3 537 38.36 21.09 324 23.14
2009 Montana CSD 14-1 537 35.8 18.14 285 19
1990 Hofstra NCAA III 11-2 536 41.23 38.55 141 10.85
1993 Florida State NCAA 1A 12-1 536 41.23 37.64 129 9.92
2011 Monmouth (Ill) NCAA III 11-1 536 44.67 25.55 283 23.58
2011 Northern Illinois BSD 12-2 536 38.29 13.42 424 30.29
2011 Midwestern State NCAA II 10-1 535 48.64 28.5 257 23.36
1958 West Chester College Division 9-1 534 53.4 52.67 74 7.4
1971 Oklahoma Major College 11-1 534 44.5 29.18 217 18.08
1998 Massachusetts NCAA 1AA 11-4 534 35.6 10.73 423 28.2
2002 Northwestern Oklahoma State NAIA 11-1 534 48.55 40.7 132 12
2003 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 14-0 534 38.14 27.5 149 10.64
2003 Southern California NCAA 1A 11-1 534 41.08 27.09 239 18.39
2009 California (Penn.) NCAA II 11-4 534 35.6 21.64 341 22.73
1968 New Mexico Highlands NAIA 9-1 533 59.22 53.33 53 5.89
1987 Pittsburg State NAIA 11-1 533 44.42 47.55 108 9
2001 Montana NCAA 1AA 15-1 533 33.31 17.2 293 18.31
2002 Wittenberg NCAA III 10-2 533 44.42 38.4 163 13.58
2003 Texas NCAA 1A 10-3 533 41 33.3 280 21.54
2005 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 13-1 533 38.07 29.38 168 12
2006 Grand Valley State NCAA II 15-0 533 35.53 20 233 15.53
2010 Carroll (Mont.) NAIA 14-0 533 38.07 24.28 193 13.79
2012 Clemson BSD 11-2 533 41 21.09 323 24.85
1920 Centre Small College 8-2 532 53.2 63.88 62 6.2
2000 Boise State NCAA 1A 12-2 532 44.33 22.67 274 22.83
2004 Bowling Green State NCAA 1A 10-3 532 44.33 29.1 282 23.5
2004 Montana NCAA 1AA 13-3 532 33.25 16.77 339 21.19
2007 Texas Tech BSD 8-5 532 40.92 31 337 25.92
2008 Washington & Jefferson NCAA III 11-2 532 40.92 26.27 305 23.46
2010 Northern Illinois BSD 11-3 532 38 26.73 268 19.14
1983 Northwestern (Iowa) NAIA II 14-0 531 37.93 22.07 222 15.86
1986 Nevada NCAA 1AA 13-1 531 37.93 25.83 231 16.5
2011 TCU BSD 11-2 531 40.85 23.72 279 21.46
2013 Bethel (Minn.) NCAA III 12-1 531 40.85 27.33 227 17.46
2007 Southern Illinois CSD 12-2 530 37.86 24.67 243 17.36
2008 Oklahoma State BSD 9-4 530 40.77 29.78 365 28.08
1980 Baker NAIA II 9-1-1 529 48.09 48.33 97 8.82
1952 East Texas Teachers Small College/NAIA 11-0 529 48.09 38 111 10.09
1988 Carroll (Mont.) NAIA 10-1 529 48.09 40.7 157 14.27
2005 Grambling State NCAA 1AA 11-1 529 44.08 30.36 236 19.67
2006 St. John Fisher NCAA III 12-2 529 37.79 35.42 192 13.71
2012 Georgia BSD 12-2 529 37.79 23.84 275 19.64
2006 Appalachian State NCAA 1AA 14-1 528 35.2 22.71 223 14.87
2008 Houston BSD 8-5 528 40.62 22.38 402 30.92
2009 Ottawa NAIA 11-1 528 44 24 302 25.17
1976 Northern Michigan NCAA II 11-2 527 40.54 36.09 150 11.54
1994 Valdosta State NCAA II 11-2 527 40.54 34.09 162 12.46
2002 Miami (Fla.) NCAA 1A 12-1 527 40.54 23.83 248 19.08
2004 West Chester NCAA II 11-4 527 35.13 26.73 306 20.4
2005 Linfield NCAA III 10-1 527 47.9 34.3 187 17
2002 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 12-2 526 37.57 24.75 243 17.36
2003 Northwestern Oklahoma State NAIA 11-2 526 40.46 29 223 17.15
2013 Minnesota State-Mankato NCAA II 11-1 526 43.83 29 213 17.75
2013 Lenoir-Rhyne NCAA II 13-2 526 35.07 21.62 268 17.87
2013 Fordham CSD 12-2 526 37.57 15.09 355 25.36
1997 Villanova NCAA 1AA 12-1 525 40.4 20 288 21.15
2001 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 12-2 525 37.5 26.67 215 15.36
2011 Marian IN NAIA 12-1 525 40.38 36 96 7.38
2012 Wisconsin-Oshkosh NCAA III 13-1 525 37.5 24.39 222 15.86
2013 Grand Valley State NCAA II 12-3 525 35 19 364 24.27
1990 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 10-3 524 40.37 27.2 350 26.92
1995 North Alabama NCAA II 14-0 524 37.43 26.36 155 11.07
2003 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 12-1 524 40.31 22.33 280 21.54
2008 Franklin NCAA III 11-2 524 40.31 20.64 317 24.38
2010 Stanford BSD 12-1 524 40.31 26.58 226 17.38
2011 North Central NCAA III 10-2 524 43.67 38 151 12.58
1989 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 11-3 523 40.23 19.27 369 28.38
1994 Alcorn State NCAA 1AA 8-3 523 43.58 12.5 427 35.58
1998 Mount Union NCAA III 14-0 523 37.36 21.15 227 16.21
2004 Hardin-Simmons NCAA III 10-1 523 47.55 32.9 208 18.91
2004 Hampton NCAA II 10-2 523 43.58 25.6 279 23.25
2007 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 12-2 523 37.36 22.33 264 18.86
2011 New Haven NCAA II 11-2 523 40.23 21.73 307 23.62
2013 Grand View NAIA 14-0 523 37.36 20.57 235 16.79
2000 Nebraska NCAA 1A 10-2 522 43.5 31 230 19.17
2008 Appalachian State CH SUBDIV 11-3 522 37.29 19.29 303 21.64
2012 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 10-1 522 47.45 33 193 17.55
2013 Southern Oregon NAIA 6-5 522 47.45 34.66 349 31.73
2013 Clemson BSD 11-2 522 40.15 25.91 288 22.15
2013 East Carolina BSD 10-3 522 40.15 23.9 322 24.77
1995 Nevada NCAA 1AA 9-3 521 43.42 18.44 375 31.25
2004 Washington & Jefferson NCAA III 12-1 521 40.08 26.58 238 18.31
2005 Louisville NCAA 1A 9-3 521 43.42 33.33 285 23.75
2007 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 11-2 521 43.92 35.45 207 15.92
2008 Lindenwood NAIA 12-1 521 40.08 21 270 20.77
2010 McPherson NAIA 10-1 521 47.36 30.6 239 21.73
2010 Oklahoma BSD 13-1 521 37.21 18.54 305 21.79
2011 St. Thomas (Minn.) NCAA III 13-1 521 40.08 30.69 142 10.14
1985 Furman NCAA 1AA 12-2 520 37.14 24.5 231 16.5
2003 Southern (La.) NCAA 1AA 12-1 520 40 28.08 195 15
2010 Abilene Christian NCAA II 11-1 520 43.33 25.09 258 21.5
2013 Slippery Rock NCAA II 9-3 520 43.33 25.56 312 26
2013 McNeese State CSD 10-3 520 40 24 370 28.46
1968 Troy State NAIA 11-0-1 519 43.25 33.64 158 13.17
1999 Hastings NAIA 11-1 519 43.25 33.91 149 12.42
2012 St. Thomas (Minn.) NCAA III 14-1 519 34.6 22.22 226 15.07
2004 Sam Houston State NCAA 1AA 11-3 518 37 20.09 335 23.93
2005 Texas State NCAA 1AA 12-2 518 37 20 294 21
2008 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 14-1 518 34.53 22.93 202 13.47
2009 Linfield NCAA III 12-1 518 39.8 18.75 303 23.3
2011 Widener NCAA III 9-2 518 47.09 34.78 241 21.91
1987 Samford NCAA III 9-1 517 51.7 34.22 228 22.8
1995 Bethany (Kans.) NAIA II 10-1 517 47 30.91 212 19.27
2001 Texas NCAA 1A 11-2 517 39.77 31.18 207 15.92
2006 Wesley NCAA III 13-1 517 36.93 26.92 204 14.57
2013 North Alabama NCAA II 10-3 517 39.77 26.9 257 19.77
1991 Weber State NCAA 1AA 8-4 516 43 18 421 35.08
2006 Boise State NCAA 1A 13-0 516 39.69 22.02 229 17.62
2011 Southern Mississippi BSD 12-2 516 36.86 18.83 291 20.79
1887 Yale Major College 9-1 515 57.22 55.89 12 1.33
1960 Florida A & M NAIA/College Division 9-1 515 51.5 49 82 8.2
1995 Texas A&M-Kingsville NCAA II 11-2 515 39.6 29.09 199 15.3
1996 Nevada BSD 9-3 515 42.92 29.78 278 23.17
2004 Colorado Mines NCAA II 12-1 515 39.62 20.75 301 23.15
2007 West Virginia BSD 11-2 515 39.62 26.27 235 18.08
2011 Wisconsin-Whitewater NCAA III 15-0 515 34.33 24.25 162 10.8
1915 Vanderbilt Major College 9-1 514 51.4 55.67 38 3.8
1982 Nebraska NCAA 1A 12-1 514 39.54 29.17 167 12.85
1989 Grand Valley State NCAA II 11-1 514 42.83 31.09 182 15.17
2003 Delaware NCAA 1AA 15-1 514 34.3 18.93 240 16
2006 San Diego NCAA 1AA [MM] 11-1 514 42.83 33.54 155 12.92
2011 Oklahoma BSD 10-3 514 39.54 27.1 287 22.08
1973 Arizona State Major College 11-1 513 42.75 37.45 157 13.08
1993 Florida NCAA 1A 11-2 513 39.46 15.73 244 18.77
1999 Ohio Northern NCAA III 11-2 513 39.46 29.27 248 19.08
2000 Valdosta State NCAA II 10-2 513 42.75 25 310 25.83
2004 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 13-1 513 39.46 26.15 178 13.69
2008 Millsaps NCAA III 11-1 513 42.75 30.45 193 16.08
2009 North Alabama NCAA II 12-1 513 39.46 24.42 223 17.15
2012 West Virginia BSD 7-6 513 39.46 21.14 495 38.08
1991 Western State NAIA 10-2 512 42.67 27.9 268 22.33
2000 Wittenberg NCAA III 12-1 512 39.38 27 205 15.77
2001 Miami (Fla.) NCAA 1A 12-0 512 42.67 32.92 117 9.75
2001 Marshall NCAA 1A 11-2 512 39.38 16.64 369 28.38
2013 Colorado State-Pueblo NCAA II 11-1 512 42.67 25.27 238 19.83
1987 Holy Cross NCAA 1AA 11-0 511 46.45 36.45 110 10
1988 Wyoming NCAA 1A 11-2 511 39.31 27.55 280 21.54
1990 Houston NCAA 1A 10-1 511 46.45 22.9 303 27.55
2000 Florida State NCAA 1A 11-2 511 39.31 35.36 136 10.46
2004 Southern Illinois NCAA 1AA 10-2 511 42.58 40.5 158 13.17
2005 San Diego NCAA 1AA [MM] 11-1 511 42.58 28.09 205 17.08
2007 Navy BSD 8-5 511 39.31 11 473 36.38
2008 Sioux Falls NAIA 14-0 511 34.07 28.14 83 5.93
1920 California Major College 9-1 510 56.67 55.11 14 1.56
1992 Fresno State NCAA 1A 9-4 510 39.23 18.11 364 28
1994 Hampton NCAA II/HBCU 10-1 510 46.36 35.6 157 14.27
2003 Bentley NCAA II 10-1 510 46.36 32 219 19.91
2004 Wooster NCAA III 11-1 510 42.5 26.55 215 17.92
1980 Dayton NCAA III 14-0 509 36.36 31.36 70 5
1989 Nebraska NCAA 1A 10-2 509 42.42 30.8 215 17.92
2005 North Alabama NCAA II 11-3 509 36.36 24.18 250 17.86
2006 Northwest Missouri State NCAA II 14-1 509 33.93 24.21 173 11.53
2008 Montana CSD 14-2 509 31.81 18.5 284 17.75
2010 Wesley NCAA III 12-1 509 39.15 30.5 163 12.54
1983 Central State (Ohio) NCAA II 12-1 508 39.08 28.25 213 16.38
1986 Oklahoma NCAA 1A 11-1 508 42.33 39.91 81 6.75
2007 Washington & Jefferson NCAA III 10-1 508 46.18 30.4 205 18.64
2011 Texas A&M BSD 7-6 508 39.08 25 366 28.15
2013 Old Dominion BSD 8-4 508 42.33 27.25 408 34
2013 Oklahoma State BSD 10-3 508 39.08 25.5 281 21.62
1923 King Small College 8-0-1 507 56.33 61.75 13 1.44
1971 Nebraska Major College 13-0 507 39 31 104 8
1991 Fresno State NCAA 1A 10-2 507 42.25 25.45 235 19.58
2002 St. Francis (Ind.) NAIA 11-1 507 42.25 23.55 272 24.73
2005 Southern Connecticut State NCAA II 8-3 507 46.09 37.5 274 24.91
2013 Colorado State BSD 7-6 507 39 6.42 417 29.79
1961 Florida A & M NAIA/College Division 10-0 506 50.6 47.3 33 3.3
1991 Marshall NCAA 1AA 11-4 506 33.73 33.88 257 17.13
1994 West Texas A & M NCAA II 9-2 506 46 17.33 361 32.82
1996 Northern Arizona NCAA 1AA 9-3 506 42.17 24 333 27.75
1998 Northern Colorado NCAA II 11-2 506 38.92 25.55 252 19.38
2000 Miami (Fla.) NCAA 1A 11-1 506 42.17 29.18 190 15.83
2000 Georgia Southern NCAA 1AA 13-2 506 33.73 22.23 274 18.27
2002 Grambling State NCAA 1AA 11-2 506 38.92 18.82 355 27.31
2008 Penn State BSD 0-2 [11-2] 506 38.92 30.36 187 14.38
2008 Richmond CSD 13-3 506 31.63 23.75 250 15.63
2009 St. Thomas (Minn.) NCAA III 11-2 506 38.92 28.82 203 15.62
2013 Franklin NCAA III 8-4 506 42.17 40 225 18.75
1899 Chicago Major College 16-0-2 505 28.06 29.81 28 1.56
1983 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 11-1 505 42.1 24.73 237 19.8
1993 Troy State NCAA 1AA 12-1 505 36.07 23.42 230 16.43
2001 Sioux Falls NAIA 12-2 505 36.07 25.42 225 16.07
2006 West Virginia NCAA 1A 11-2 505 38.85 21.64 282 21.69
2008 Wheaton NCAA III 11-3 505 36.07 24.82 290 20.71
2012
Kansas State
BSD 11-2 505 38.85 23.91 288 22.15
1912 Carlisle Small College 12-1 504 36 33.17 114 8.14
1944 Army Major College 9-1 504 56 52.11 35 3.89
1996 Valdosta State NCAA II 9-3 504 38.77 22 313 24.08
1999 Lambuth NAIA 8-4 504 42 27.5 311 25.92
2001 Central Arkansas NCAA II 9-3 504 42 31.67 233 19.42
2001 Winona State NCAA II 10-2 504 42 24.8 293 24.4
2005 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 11-1 504 42 34 157 13.08
2008 Central Washington NCAA II 11-1 504 42 24.18 287 23.92
2010 West Texas A&M NCAA II 8-4 504 42 27.88 315 26.25
2010 Ohio State BSD 0-0 [12-1] 504 38.77 25.46 186 14.31
2010 Georgetown (Ky.) NAIA 9-2 504 45.82 24.22 296 26.91
2011 St. Francis (Ill.) NAIA 10-3 504 38.77 33.4 239 10.15
2011 Wesley NCAA III 14-1 504 33.6 23.93 222 14.8
2013 Jacksonville State CSD 11-3 504 36 19.14 333 23.79
1981 Brigham Young NCAA 1A 11-2 503 38.69 24 256 19.69
1992 Delaware NCAA 1AA 11-3 503 35.93 25.09 268 19.14
1999 Rocky Mountain NAIA 9-3 503 41.92 33.44 215 17.92
2003 Minnesota NCAA 1A 9-4 503 38.69 27.22 285 21.92
2009 MidAmerica Nazarene NAIA 10-2 503 41.92 30.2 263 21.92
1991 St. John’s (Minn.) NCAA III 11-1 502 41.83 36 116 9.67
1994 Washington & Jefferson NCAA III 11-2 502 38.62 33.18 165 12.69
2000 Western Connecticut State NCAA III 10-1 502 45.64 28.9 160 14.55
2000 North Dakota State NCAA II 12-2 502 35.86 26.33 204 14.57
2002 Hawai’i NCAA 1A 10-4 502 35.86 14.8 389 27.79
2007 California (Penn.) NCAA II 13-1 502 35.86 26.54 161 11.5
2007 Central Florida BSD 10-4 502 35.86 25.75 372 26.57
2009 Florida BSD 13-1 502 35.86 23.92 174 12.43
2009 Cincinnati BSD 12-1 502 38.62 19.08 300 23.08
2010 Franklin NCAA III 9-2 502 45.64 36.4 170 15.45
2011 Washburn NCAA II 10-3 502 38.62 22.6 327 25.15
1972 Nebraska Major College 9-2-1 501 41.75 47.78 97 8.08
1993 Montana NCAA 1AA 10-2 501 35.79 16.33 310 22.14
1999 American International NCAA III 10-2 501 41.75 29.6 245 20.42
1999 Rowan NCAA III 13-2 501 35.79 28.42 193 13.79
1999 Northern Colorado NCAA II 11-2 501 38.54 16.91 329 25.31
2013 Abilene Christian CSD 6-5 501 45.55 42.67 282 25.64
2013 Ball State BSD 10-3 501 38.54 21.1 321 24.69
1980 Widener NCAA III 11-1 500 41.67 34.91 118 9.83
2000 Springfield NCAA III 11-2 500 38.5 30.55 349 26.8
2002 Valdosta State NCAA II 14-1 500 33.3 19.36 236 15.7
2011 LSU BSD 13-1 500 35.71 22.5 158 27.92

College Football Teams Scoring 700 or more points

The start of the 2014 college football season is, a “pooch-kick” a way from kicking-off.

As with the start of any season, countless questions abound: who will win the title; the awards; what teams will not live up to their expectations–and countless more.

In the history of college football, many teams have participated in countless games.

A small number of teams–222–have scored at least 500 or more points in a singe-season. The number reduces to just 34 for ones that have tallied 700 or more points between 1883-2013.

After not participating in the game in 1885, Harvard came back ready to take-on all comers a year later.

The school played a 14-game schedule (12-2) and became the first college football team to surpass 700-plus points in a single season; scoring 765 points.

Minnesota became the next offense to rack-up a season scoring over 700 points–with 725 in 1904.

An interesting note: this was at a time when Michigan’s famed Point-a-Minute teams were outscoring all comers (1901-04); but failed to tally at least 700 point in any of those campaigns.

While the teams were on top of the college football scoring charts during the time the accomplishments; they now rank fourth and ninth, respectively.

No college football team would tally 700 points, after Minnesota’s season until the 1991 season when Georgetown (Ky., NAIA II) would make a serious run a Harvard’s all-time mark; before falling 12 points shy of equaling the mark.

Between 1991-2013, 16 times a team would score at least 700 points over the course of 254 games (as they compiled a 239-15 record).

Three of the 16 teams would record multiple seasons reaching the 700-point plateau.

Besides the a fore mentioned Georgetown; Mount Union and another NCAA III school, Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) also recorded at least two seasons over 700 points.

Georgetown would repeat this feat in 1999; but would fall 34 points shy of the ’91 team.

During the 1997 season, Mount Union recorded its first of four seasons over the 700 mark; finishing 13 points from Harvard’s tally of 752 points.

Other campaigns scoring over 700 points for the Purple Raiders would come in 2007, 2012 and last year.

This was the first time a team would reach 700+ in back-to-back seasons. The 2012 team would fall just 8 points shy of becoming the second team to surpass 800 point mark.

YES!!!!!! 800 points in  single-season…let that sink in.

During the 2004 campaign, Pittsburg State (Kan., D2) burned scoreboard lights to the tune of 837 points during a 12-2 season.

The 2009 NAIA National Championship game pitted a pair of high-scoring teams, Sioux Falls, (S.D.) meeting Lindenwood (Mo.). Between the 2 teams,1472 points were scored as they became the highest scoring teams to meet in a divisional playoff game.

The final score the championship game was Sioux Falls, 25-22.

A year ago, another No. 1 teams surpassed the 700 point marker; as Florida State registered its single-season highest point total with 723.

This accomplishment would erase Oklahoma’s major college scoring mark–(since 1937, the official stats era–of 716 points during the 2008 season.

Way back when Harvard’s 765 set the standard, technically, there were no divisional classifications; but if such were in place in 1886; Harvard would have played as a major college.

Schools Scoring 700-plus Points in a Single-Season

Team Season Division Record Points AMV*
Pittsburg State 2004 NCAA II 14-1 837 37.20
Mount Union  2012 NCAA III 15-0 792 36.50
Mount Union  2007 NCAA III 14-1 781 48.86
Harvard 1886 Major College 12-2 765 44.07
Mount Union  1997 NCAA III 14-0 752 63.42
Sioux Falls 2009 NAIA 15-0 750 45.71
Georgia Southern 1999 NCAA 1-AA 13-2 747 37.92
Georgetown KY 1991 NAIA II 13-1 744 37.15
Minnesota 1904 Major College 13-0 725 35.54
Florida State 2013 BSD 14-0 723 39.50
Lindenwood 2009 NAIA 13-1 722 50.87
Oklahoma  2008 Bowl Sub-Division 13-1 716 32.75
Georgetown KY 1999 NAIA 13-1 710 37.54
Grand Valley State 2001 NCAA II 13-1 707 34.21
Mary Hardin-Baylor 2007 NCAA III 12-1 707 43.00
Mary Hardin-Baylor 2004 NCAA III 12-1 706 31.00
St. John’s MN 1993 NCAA III 12-1 702 39.92
Mount Union 2013 NCAA III 14-1 700 30.00
*Average Margin of Victory–in Games Won

College Football Teams Light-up Historical Scoreboards

As the start of the 2014 college football season is just weeks away; many changes over the past 144 years have made the game, better.

As with many sporting events, the team with the highest score, wins.

College football has seen many teams with a high point total, with the winner putting-up some high scores.

Changes in scoring values go up in one way; down in another–beginning with the initial game in 1869 with a pair of Eastern schools meeting on a rectangle field measuring 120 yards by 75  yards.

Princeton and Rutgers met that cold, windy November 6 day; as 25 players per side and the 100 spectators who saw history before their eyes–and they didn’t even realize it.

During a meeting held before the game between each school’s captains; the following was determined.

Each score counted as a “game” and 10 games completed the contest. Following each score, the teams changed direction. The ball could be advanced only by kicking or batting it with the feet, hands, heads or sides. [1]

The winner was determined by team making six goals; as described in The Targum, (school paper at Rutgers) wrote:

To describe the varying fortunes of the match, game by game, would be a waste of labor for every game was like the one before, wrote the student “re-porter.” There was the same headlong running, wild shouting, and frantic kicking. [2]

Early years, games were without scoreboards; as one did not appear until 1890.

Yale’s 6-0 shutout over rival Harvard, Nov. 23 would reveal that a score would be made available to all in attendance.

As the game became more and more popular, fans were interested in keeping-up with their favorite teams.

One way was to listen to games on the radio; while  another method was for information to appear on what was called a “Grid-Graph.”

In the book,  The Wonder Team (covering the Centre College Colonels’ seasons of 1917-24, written by Dr. Robert W. Robertson, Jr. MD; he described how this scoring devise worked.

As it appeared in the Danville, Ky. Newspaper Messenger:

A direct wire where the game is being played will be used in operating the scoreboard. A telegraph operator will receive the message and write it down and hand it to the Grid-Graph controller. Every player will have a number, and when a player, (Herb) Covington for example, is running the ball, a light will flash by his name at the end of the board. A light will also show where he is on the field and the nature of the play and the gain or loss.

It is a wonderful invention. The board will be place in the middle of the playing field about 30 feet from the stands. People who have followed a game on the “Grid-Graph” report that it is as thrilling as seeing the real game. All of Centre’s away games will be played on the big electric board, assuring fans of “red-hot” information.

For the numbers placed above the “score” you can tally any score from 0 to 63.

The “Grid-Graph” made the person hired to holler out the results of the “play-by-play” in former years obsolete. [3]

Naturally, scoreboards were invited to register a team’s score from 0-99; but in 1916, Georgia Tech had to imper-vise its scoreboard.

Playing tiny Cumberland college, Tech scored 32 touchdowns via, running the ball; returning fumble or an interception for a score; or to return a punt or kick-off . In addition, the schools converted 30 of 32 conversions.

Everett “Strup” Strupper’s 37 points, two more than teammate Tommy Spence, who had 35 as the players were a part of the highest scoring victory in college football’s stathistory: Georgia Tech 222-0 win over Cumberland.    [4]

Teammate Jim Preas was perfect on his 18 PATs; third highest in the Stars-era (statistical accomplishments between the 1869-1936 seasons)–and the most successful kicks made since 1887.

As the old cliche’ states: “There must be something in the water,” could ring true for the 1916 season.

In 1916, 17 times a college football team surpassed the century mark on the scoreboard–including a pair games that saw the winner score over 200 points (of the 3 times that this has been done).

Seasons with at least 10 games with the winner surpassing triple figures:

1920 22
1912 19
1914 19
1917 19
1913 18
1916 17
1919 13
1915 10

In the Stars-era , 254 times a college football team surpassed 100 or more points.

Georgia Tech’s 222 points in 1916 leads the trio of schools over 200 points. St. Viator, also in 1916, shutdown Lane Tech High School, 205-0. Later, in 1922, King (Tenn.,) crushed Lenior, 206-0.

No statistical information is available in the latter game; but for the St. Viator-Lane game, interesting stats show the following:

Teammates Leo Schick (12) and Finnegan (10) scored a combined 22 touchdowns, the most by two players from the same school; as they would lead St. Viator to a 205-0 victory.

Schick would further add to his team’s offensive scoring with an additional 28 of 29 XP, as he finished the day with an even 100 points. [5]

In each post of Lighting-up the Scoreboard will be various accomplishments during the game’s stathistory.

Teams scoring or allowed 500+ points in a season–along with various compilations;

Games with the two teams combined for at least 100 points (or scored 100 by themselves).

Annual team scoring champions; along with the year’s best defensive team (in terms of points allowed) 1869-forward

More!!  Lots more!! Not just from the official stats era, since 1937; but throughout college football history.

Should you have an idea of what you would like to be seen displaced “on the scoreboard” email me your thoughts. Or if you have compiled a listing that involves scoring–send them to me. If I use your work, I will be glad to credit you.

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Sources:

1-2-3, Rutgers media guide, used by permission.

4-5, Stars of an Earlier Autumn; an Unofficial College Football Records Book by Tex Noel