Football

  • 30 Iowa Conference titles
  • 20 NCAA Div. III playoff berths
  • No losing seasons since 1960
  • Third-winningest NCAA football team since 1975 (.805)

All-time scores

Mark Vander Linden


#NCAA Division III playoffs

1970

6-2 overall, 5-2 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 12 Northwestern Pella W, 20-7
Sept. 19 Luther Pella L, 15-7
Sept. 26 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 14-7
Oct. 3 Simpson Pella W, 17-12
Oct. 10 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 26-0
Oct. 17 William Penn Pella L, 17-3
Oct. 24 Wartburg Waverly W, 25-7
Oct. 31 Dubuque Dubuque W, 40-7

 

1971

6-3 overall, 4-3 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 11 Northwestern Orange City W, 7-0
Sept. 18 Luther Decorah L, 7-0
Sept. 25 Buena Vista Pella W, 14-0
Oct. 2 Simpson Indianola W, 29-7
Oct. 9 Upper Iowa Pella W, 19-0
Oct. 16 William Penn Oskaloosa L, 14-13
Oct. 23 Wartburg Pella L, 17-7
Oct. 30 Dubuque Pella W, 37-0
Nov. 6 Northland (Wis.) Pella W, 40-0

 

1972

6-3 overall, 5-2 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 26 Northwestern Pella L, 19-7
Sept. 23 Lakeland (Wis.) Pella W, 3-0
Sept. 30 Dubuque Dubuque L, 14-12
Oct. 7 Luther Pella W, 33-7
Oct. 14 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 21-9
Oct. 28 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 31-7
Nov. 4 William Penn Pella L, 28-14
Nov. 11 Wartburg Waverly W, 49-14

 

1973

7-2 overall, 6-1 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 15 Northwestern Orange City L, 22-10
Sept. 22 Lakeland (Wis.) Sheyboygan, Wis. W, 32-3
Sept. 29 Dubuque Pella W, 27-0
Oct. 6 Luther Decorah W, 32-0
Oct. 13 Buena Vista Pella L, 8-2
Oct. 20 Simpson Indianola W, 20-6
Oct. 27 Upper Iowa Pella W, 24-10
Nov. 3 William Penn Oskaloosa W, 38-37
Nov. 10 Wartburg Pella W, 14-10

 

1974

11-0 overall, 7-0 conference
Iowa conference champions
NCAA Division III national champions

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 14 Northwestern Pella W, 19-0
Sept. 21 Ferris State (Mich.) Pella W, 22-17
Sept. 28 Wartburg Waverly W, 16-0
Oct. 5 Dubuque Dubuque W, 36-22
Oct. 12 Luther Pella W, 27-0
Oct. 19 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 13-9
Oct. 26 Simpson Pella W, 28-0
Nov. 2 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 44-0
Nov. 9 William Penn Pella W, 23-14
Nov. 16 #Evansville (Ind.) Evansville, Ind. W, 17-16
Nov. 23 #Ithaca (N.Y.) Phenix City, Ala. W, 10-8

 

1975

5-4 overall, 4-3 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 13 Northwestern Orange City L, 20-14
Sept. 20 Ferris State (Mich.) Grand Rapids, Mich. W, 21-17
Sept. 27 Wartburg Pella L, 7-0
Oct. 4 Dubuque Pella W, 26-14
Oct. 11 Luther Decorah W, 25-7
Oct. 18 Buena Vista Pella L, 22-21
Oct. 25 Simpson Indianola W, 35-12
Nov. 1 Upper Iowa Pella W, 29-0
Nov. 8 William Penn Oskaloosa L, 42-7

 

1976

7-2 overall, 5-2 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 11 Northwestern Pella W, 38-32
Sept. 18 Augsburg (Minn.) Minneapolis, Minn. W, 21-15
Sept. 25 William Penn Pella L, 14-7
Oct. 2 Wartburg Waverly W, 33-7
Oct. 9 Dubuque Dubuque W, 37-14
Oct. 16 Luther Pella L, 28-20
Oct. 23 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 23-12
Oct. 30 Simpson Pella W, 36-7
Nov. 6 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 63-0

 

1977

9-1 overall, 7-0 conference
Iowa conference champions, NCAA Division III playoff qualifiers

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 10 Northwestern Orange City W, 26-7
Sept. 17 Augsburg Pella W, 41-14
Sept. 24 William Penn Oskaloosa W, 38-13
Oct. 1 Wartburg Pella W, 10-3
Oct. 8 Dubuque Pella W, 33-14
Oct. 15 Luther Decorah W, 21-0
Oct. 22 Buena Vista Pella W, 28-25
Oct. 29 Simpson Indianola W, 37-0
Nov. 5 Upper Iowa Pella W, 32-0
Nov. 12 #Widener (Pa.) Pella L, 19-0

 

1978

5-4 overall, 5-2 conference
Iowa conference co-champions

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 9 Northwestern Pella L, 23-7
Sept. 16 Cornell Pella L, 21-15
Sept. 23 Upper Iowa Fayette L, 23-17
Sept. 30 William Penn Pella W, 14-0
Oct. 7 Wartburg Waverly W, 31-0
Oct. 14 Dubuque Dubuque L, 9-7
Oct. 21 Luther Pella W, 47-7
Oct. 28 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 28-21
Nov. 4 Simpson Pella W, 21-20

 

1979

6-3 overall, 5-2 conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Sept. 8 Northwestern Orange City L, 20-12
Sept. 15 Cornell Mt. Vernon W, 42-21
Sept. 22 Upper Iowa Pella W, 20-12
Sept. 29 William Penn Oskaloosa W, 17-7
Oct. 6 Wartburg Pella W, 30-7
Oct. 13 Dubuque Pella L, 24-7
Oct. 20 Luther Decorah W, 31-9
Oct. 27 Buena Vista Pella L, 23-21
Nov. 3 Simpson Indianola W, 30-7

 

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