Football

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

Brad Ryals

Passing and receiving

Individual records

(Season records include regular-season games only)

Passing yards

Game - 347, Nate Snead (18-22-0, 4 TD) at Loras, Oct. 15, 2011
Season - 3,084,Tim Connell (228-407-10, 35 TD), 2007
Career - 6,181, Tim Connell, 2004-07

Pass completions

Game - 26, Tim Connell (36 att.) vs. Hope (Mich.), 2006
Season - 228, Tim Connell, (495 att.) 2007
Career - 495, Tim Connell, (891 att.) 2007
Most consecutive - 12, Pat Hagen vs. Wartburg, 1996

Completion percentage

Game - 86.4, Chris Nelson (19-22), at Wartburg, Nov. 11, 1972
Season - 64.9, Pat Hagen (37-57), 1994
Career - 58.7, Steve Flynn (182-310-18), 1986-89

Fewest interceptions

Season (100 att. minimum) - 2, Mike DeCamp (58-116-2, 726 yards), 1967
Career (300 att. minimum) - 14, Pat Hagen, 1993-96 (233-406-14,3,153 yards)

Lowest interception percentage

Season (100 att. minimum) - 1.7 (2 in 116 att.) Mike DeCamp, 1967
Career (300 att. minimum) - 3.4 (14 in 406 att.), Pat Hagen, 1993-1996

Touchdown passes

Game - 5, Chris Nelson vs. Wartburg, 1972
Season - 35, Tim Connell, 2007
Career - 58, Tim Connell, 2004-07

Pass attempts

Game - 55, Mark Isaacson vs. Coe, Oct. 18, 2003
Season - 407,Tim Connell, 2007
Career - 792, Shad Flynn, 1990-93

Highest pass efficiency rating

Game - 285.5, Chris Nelson, vs. Wartburg, 1972
Season (100 att. minimum) - 152.5, (82-133-6, 1,190 yards, 10 TD) Steve Flynn, 1988
Career (300 att. minimim) - 154.1, (182-310-18, 2,694 yards, 32 TD), Steve Flynn, 1986-89

Highest total offense

Game - 374, Nate Snead (347 yards passing-27 rushing) at Loras, Sept. 15, 2011
Season - 3,331, Tim Connell (530 yards rushing-3,331 passing), 2007
Career - 7,415, Tim Connell, (6,181 passing-1,234 rushing), 2004-07

Receptions

Game - 12, tie, Jeremy Snead vs. Coe, 2009; Randy Busscher vs. Ferris State (Mich.), 1974
Season - 63, Chris Johnson, 1998
Career - 144, Chris Johnson, 1995-98

Receiving yards

Game - 259, Randy Busscher vs. Ferris State (Mich.), 1974
Season - 1,007, Chris Johnson, 1998
Career - 2,369, Chris Johnson, 1995-98

Most touchdown receptions

Game - 3, tie, Jeremy Snead at Buena Vista, Oct. 30, 2010; Cody Huisman vs. St. John's (Minn.), Nov. 24, 2007; Josh Smith vs. Simpson, Oct. 6, 2007; Chris Johnson vs. Loras, 1997; Chris Johnson vs. Dubuque, 1998; Mike Bohning vs. Upper Iowa, Oct. 29, 1983; Darren Huinker vs. Luther, Nov. 2, 1985
Most TD receptions from different passers, game - 3, Darren Huinker from Tom Koos, Craig Hagen, Mark Blom, vs. Luther, Nov. 2, 1985
Season - 12, tie, Geoff Lamb, 1995; Chris Johnson, 1997
Career - 27, Randy Busscher, 1971-74

Individual leaderboards

Most passing yards, game
No. Name Yds. Opponent Date
1. Nate Snead 347 Loras Oct. 15, 2011
2. Scott Koerselman 346 Wis.-La Crosse Nov. 20, 1999
3. Mark Isaacson 345 Coe Oct. 18, 2003
4. Gary Cutler 338 Ferris State (Mich.) Sept. 21, 1974
5. Tom Vander Linden 328 Buena Vista Oct. 28, 1978
6. (tie) Chris Nelson 325 Wartburg Nov. 11, 1972
  Tim Connell 325 Cornell Oct. 27, 2007
8. Pat Hagen 317 Wartburg Sept. 21, 1996
9. Tim Connell 309 Saint John's (Minn.) Nov. 24, 2007
10. Zach Bandow 306 Luther Oct. 4, 2008
11. Jeff Borgman 302 Wis.-River Falls Sept. 8, 2001
12. Tim Connell 300 Luther Sept. 15, 2007
13. Shad Flynn 295 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 1993
14. Tom Vander Linden 293 Simpson Nov. 3, 1979
15. Nate Snead 291 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 3, 2011
16. Nathan Eighmy 289 Upper Iowa Oct. 24, 1998
17. (tie) Shad Flynn 287 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) Sept. 7, 1991
  Nathan Eighmy 287 Wis.-Eau Claire Nov. 21, 1998
19. Tim Connell 286 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 8, 2007
20. Tim Connell 281 Simpson Oct. 6, 2007
21. (tie) Lance Kooiker 279 Augastana (Ill.) Dec. 3, 1988
  Mark Issacson 279 Buena Vista Nov. 6, 2004
23. Nate Snead 278 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) Nov. 21, 2009
24. (tie) Mark Issacson 277 Augustana (Ill.) Sept. 4, 2004
  Tim Connell 277 Dubuque Oct. 20, 2007

 

Most passing yards, season
No. Name Yds. Att. Comp. Year
1. Tim Connell 3,084 407 228 2007
2. Mark Isaacson 2,057 324 173 2004
3. Nate Snead 1,917 225 129 2011
4. Jeff Borgman 1,790 243 132 2001
6. Tom Vander Linden 1,685 209 117 1979
7. Tom Vander Linden 1,612 221 120 1976
8. Nathan Eighmy 1,601 221 120 1998
9. Tim Connell 1,545 243 122 2005
10. Mark Blom 1,536 168 91 1986
11. Marc Poortinga 1,527 201 107 1997
12. Scott Koerselman 1,524 195 89 1999

 

Most passing yards, career
No. Name Years Yds. Com. Att. Int. Pct. TD
1. Tim Connell 2004-07 6,181 495 891 33 556 58
2. Shad Flynn '90-93 4,984 392 729 33 .538 40
3. Nate Snead '08-11 4,710 333 585 20 .569 45
4. Mark Isaacson '01-04 4,505 363 724 22 .501 33
5. Tom Vander Linden '77-80 4,164 303 653 42 .464 36
6. Mark Vander Linden '74-77 3,731 257 490 32 .525 36
7. Chris Nelson '69-72 3,726 292 535 30 .545 33
8. Pat Hagen '93-96 3,153 233 406 14 .574 31
9. Steve Flynn '86-89 2,694 182 310 18 .587 32
10. Graham Fee '57-60 2,409 174 350 NA .497 18
11.. Jeff Borgman '99-01 2,392 174 340 19 .511 20
12. Marc Poortinga '94-97 2,157 146 259 9 .563 25
13. Nathan Eighmy '95-98 2,135 160 273 9 .586 17

 

Most pass completions, game
No. Name No.. Opponent Date
1. Tim Connell 26 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 9, 2006
2. Mark Isaacson 25 Coe Oct. 18, 2003
3. (tie) Pat Hagen 24 Wartburg Oct. 21, 1996
  Pat Hagen 24 Wartburg Sept. 21, 1996
  Marc Issacson 24 Loras Sept. 25, 2004
6. Zach Bandow 23 Luther Oct. 4, 2008
  Nate Snead 23 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 3, 2011
8. Nathan Eighmy 22 Upper Iowa Oct. 24, 1998
  Mark Issacson 22 Augustana (Ill.) Sept. 4, 2004
  Tim Connell 22 Dubuque Oct. 20, 2007
11. (tie) Shad Flynn 21 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 1993
  Mark Issacson 21 Buena Vista Nov. 6, 2004
  Tim Connell 21 Simpson Nov. 11, 2006
  Tim Connell 21 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 8, 2007

 

Most pass completions, season
No. Name Comp. Att. Yds. Year
1. Tim Connell 228 407 3,084 2007
2. Mark Isaacson 173 324 2,057 2004
3. Jeff Borgman 144 269 1,913 2001
  Nathan Eighmy 144 238 1,888 1998
5. Tim Connell 141 243 1,514 2006
6. Nate Snead 129 225 1,917 2011
7. Scott Koerselman 123 236 1,524 2000
8. Tim Connell 122 243 1,545 2005
9. Shad Flynn 121 214 1,494 1992
10. Mark Vander Linden 120 221 1,612 1977

 

Most pass completions, career
No. Name Comp. Att. Int. Yds. TD Years
1. Tim Connell 495 891 33 6,181 58 2004-07
2. Shad Flynn 392 792 33 4,984 40 1990-93
3. Mark Isaacson 363 724 22 4,505 33 2001-04
4. Nate Snead 333 585 20 4,710 45 2008-11
5. Tom Vander Linden 303 653 43 4,164 36 1977-80
6. Chris Nelson 292 535 30 3,726 33 1968-72
7. Mark Vander Linden 257 490 32 3,731 36 1974-77
8. Pat Hagen 233 406 14 3,153 31 1993-96

 

Highest pass completion percentage, game
(minimum, 10 completions)
No. Name Pct. Comp.-Att. Opponent Date
1. Chris Nelson 86.4 19-22 Wartburg Nov. 11, 1972
2. Nate Snead 85.7 18-21 Wartburg Nov. 7, 2009
3. Pat Hagen 83.3 10-12 William Penn Nov. 4, 1995
4. Nate Snead 81.8 18-22 Loras Oct. 15, 2011
5. (tie) Jeff Borgman 80.0 20-25 Wis.-River Falls Sept. 8, 2001
  Zack Bandow 80.0 12-15 Coe Sept. 26, 2009
7. Tim Connell 77.8 21-27 Simpson Nov. 11, 2006
8. Steve Flynn 77.3 17-22 Wartburg Oct. 8, 1988
9. (tie) Mark Blom 76.9 10-13 Wartburg Oct. 25, 1986
  Nate Snead 76.9 10-13 Luther Oct. 17, 2009
11. Nate Snead 76.5 13-17 Coe Sept. 26, 2009
12. Shad Flynn 76.2 16-21 Upper-Iowa Oct. 19, 1991
13. Tim Connell 75.0 21-28 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 8, 2007
14. Shad Flynn 73.7 14-19 Loras Oct. 23, 1993
15. Brian Miller 73.3 11-15 William Penn Oct. 10, 1987
16. Tim Connell 72.2 26-36 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 9, 2006
17. (tie) Randal Maifeld 71.4 10-14 Loras Oct. 10, 1994
18. Marc Poortinga 71.4 10-14 Luther Oct. 25, 1997
19. Scott Koerselman 70.4 19-27 Wartburg Oct. 25, 2000
20. Shad Flynn 70.0 14-20 Buena Vista Oct. 3, 1992

Highest pass completion percentage, season
No. Name Pct. Comp.-Att. Yds. Year
1. Pat Hagen 64.9 37-57 430 1994
2. Zack Bandow 64.5 49-76 565 2009
3. Nathan Eighmy 62.3 129-207 1,601 1998
4. Steve Flynn 61.7 82-133 1,190 1988
5. Shad Flynn 61.3 103-168 1,263 1992
6. Nate Snead 60.2 106-176 1,264 2009
7. Pat Hagen 59.3 83-140 1,257 1995
8. Zack Bandow 57.4 31-54 352 2010
9. Nate Snead 57.3 129-225 1,917 2011
10. Pat Hagen 56.6 103-182 1,362 1996

Highest pass completion percentage, career
(Minimum, 250 attempts)
No. Name Pct. Comp.-Att.-Int. TD Yds. Years
1. Steve Flynn .587 182-310-18 32 2,694 1986-89
2. Nathan Eighmy .586 160-273-9 17 2,157 1994-97
3. Pat Hagen .574 233-406-14 31 3,153 1993-96
4. Nate Snead .569 333-585-20 45 4,410 2008-11
5. Marc Poortinga .563 146-259-9 25 2,157 1994-97
6. Tim Connell .556 495-891-33 58 6,181 2004-07
7. Chris Nelson .545 292-535-30 33 3,726 1969-72

Most passing touchdowns, career
No. Name TD Yds. Comp.-Att.-Int. Years
1. Tim Connell 58 6,181 495-891-33 2004-07
2. Nate Snead 45 4,710 333-585-20 2008-11
3. Shad Flynn 40 4,984 392-729-33 1990-93
4. (tie) Mark Vander Linden 36 3,731 257-490-32 1974-77
  Tom Vander Linden 36 4,164 303-653-42 1977-80
6. (tie) Mark Isaacson 33 4,505 363-724-22 2001-04
  Chris Nelson 33 3,726 292-535-30 1969-72
8. Steve Flynn 32 2,694 182-310-18 1986-89

Most pass receptions, game    
No. Name Rec. Opponent Date
1. (tie) Randy Busscher 12 Ferris State (Mich.) Sept. 21, 1974
  Jeremy Snead 12 Coe Sept. 26, 2009
3. Jamie Arendt 11 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 1993
4. (tie) Jamie Arendt 10 Luther Nov. 7, 1992
  Mike Van Voorst 10 Wartburg Sept. 26, 1992
  Mike Van Voorst 10 Upper Iowa Oct. 19, 1991
  Chris McCullough 10 Wartburg Nov. 4, 2000
8. (tie) Chad Johnson 9 Simpson Oct. 18, 1997
  Don Robinette 9 Buena Vista Oct. 14, 1972
  Rick Perry 9 Upper Iowa Sept. 24, 1988
  Chris Johnson 9 Coe Oct. 10, 1999
  Curt Long 9 Cornell Sept. 16, 2000
  Randy Busscher 9 Wartburg Nov. 11, 1972
  Josh Smith 9 Simpson Oct. 6, 2007
  Cody Huisman 9 Dubuque Oct. 20, 2007
  Cody Huisman 9 Simpson Nov. 11, 2007
  Jeremy Snead 9 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 3, 2011

Most pass receptions, season
No. Name Yr. No. Yds. TD
1. Chris Johnson 1998 63 1,007 10
2. Cody Huisman 2007 56 847 11
3. Tony Rietema 2002 51 745 7
4. (tie) Chris Johnson 1997 50 933 8
  Jamie Arendt 1993 50 600 8
6. (tie)Chris McCullough 2001 49 679 8
  Josh Smith 2007 49 839 11
8. Ron Marlow 1978 48 684 8
9. (tie) Justin Quaas 1998 46 604 5
  Jeremy Snead 2009 46 541 9
11 Jerrt Terpstra 1969 42 508 4
12. Mike Van Voorst 1992 41 512 5
13. (tie) Randy Busscher 1972 40 594 9
  Geoff Lamb 1995 40 756 12
15. Jeremy Snead 2010 38 597 7
16. Rick Perry 1988 36 522 6

Most receiving yards, game
No. Name Yds. Opponent Date
1. Randy Busscher 259 Ferris State (Mich.) Sept. 21, 1974
2. Jamie Arendt 219 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 1993
3. Chris Johnson 197 Wis. -Eau Claire Nov.21, 1998
4. Chris McCullough 191 Loras Nov. 20, 1999
5. Chris Johnson 190 Loras Oct. 11, 1997
6. Chris Johnson 181 Simpson Oct. 18, 1997
7. Josh Smith 177 Simpson Oct. 6, 2007
8. Mark Cramer 171 Simpson Oct. 29, 1977
9. Cody Huisman 167 Saint John's (Minn.) Nov. 24, 2007
10. Chris McCullough 160 Coe Oct. 9, 1999
11. Chris Johnson 158 Simpson Sept. 19, 1998
12. Don Robinette 157 Buena VIsta Oct. 14, 1972
13. Mark Heid 150 Buena Vista Nov. 15, 1987

Most receiving yards, season
No. Name Yds. Rec. TD Year
1. Chris Johnson 1,007 63 10 1998
2. Chris Johnson 933 50 12 1997
3. Cody Huisman 847 56 11 2007
4. Josh Smith 839 49 11 2007
5. Geoff Lamb 756 40 12 1995
6. Tony Rietema 745 51 7 2002
7. Ron Marlow 684 48 8 1978

Most touchdown receptions, game
No. Name TD. Opponent Date
1. (tie) Chris Johnson 3 Wis. -Eau Claire Nov. 21, 1998
  Chris Johnson 3 Loras Oct. 11, 1997
  Chris Johnson 3 Dubuque Oct. 3, 1998
  Tom McDonald 3 Buena Vista Nov. 22, 1986
  Tom Temple 3 Cornell Sept. 15, 1979
  Darren Huinker 3 Luther Nov. 2, 1985
  Jamie Arendt 3 Loras Oct. 15, 1994
  Jamie Arendt 3 Simpson Oct. 22, 1994
  Cody Huisman 3 St. John's (Minn.) Nov. 24, 2007
  Jeremy Snead 3 Buena Vista Oct. 30, 2010
  Mike Bohning 3 Upper Iowa 1983

Most touchdown receptions, season
No. Name TD Rec. Yds. Year
1. Chris Johnson 13 70 1204 1998
2. (tie) Chris Johnson 12 50 933 1997
  Geoff Lamb 12 40 756 1995
4. (tie) Cody Huisman 11 56 847 2007
  Josh Smith 11 49 839 2007
6. Chris Johnson 10 63 1,007 1998
7. (tie) Jamie Arendt 9 27 397 1994
  Jeremy Snead 9 46 541 2009
9. Randy Busscher 9 40 594 1972
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