Football

  • 30 Iowa Conference titles
  • 20 NCAA Div. III playoff berths
  • No losing seasons since 1960
  • Third-winningest NCAA football team since 1975 (.800)

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 (228-407-12, 35 TD), 2007
Career - 6,181, Tim Connell (495-891-33, 58 TD), 2004-07

Pass completions

Game - 29, Aaron Eiseler (49 att.) at. Buena Vista, Oct. 13, 2012
Season - 228, Tim Connell (407 att.), 2007
Career - 495, Tim Connell (891 att.), 2004-07
Most consecutive - 20, Tim Connell, (14 vs. Hope [Mich.], 6 at Buena Vista) Sept. 9-16, 2006

Completion percentage

Game - 86.4, Chris Nelson (19-22), at Wartburg, Nov. 11, 1972
Season - 61.9, Aaron Eiseler (130- 210), 2014
Career - 59.3, Aaron Eiseler (395- 664-23), 2011-14

Fewest interceptions

Season (100 att. minimum) - 2, Mike DeCamp (58-116-2, 726 yards), 1967
Career (300 att. minimum) - 10, Zack Bandow, 2007-10 (170-326-10, 2,101 yards)

Lowest interception percentage

Season (100 att. minimum) - 1.7, Mike DeCamp (2 in 116 att.), 1967
Career (300 att. minimum) - 3.1, Zack Bandow (10 in 326 att..), 2007-10

Touchdown passes

Game - 5, Chris Nelson vs. Wartburg, Nov. 11, 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 - 891, Tim Connell, 2004-2007

Highest pass efficiency rating

Game - 285.5, Chris Nelson, vs. Wartburg, Nov. 11, 1972
Season (100 att. minimum) - 174.3, Gary Cutler (69-126-3, 1,236 yards, 160 TD), 1974
Career (300 att. minimim) - 148.5, Steve Flynn (182-310-18, 2,694 yards, 32 TD), 1986-89

Highest total offense

Game - 374, Nate Snead (347 yards passing-27 rushing) at Loras, Oct. 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, Randy Busscher vs. Ferris State (Mich.), Sept. 21, 1974; Jeremy Snead vs. Coe, Sept. 26, 2009
Season - 63, Chris Johnson, 1998
Career - 151, Chris Johnson, 1995-98

Receiving yards

Game - 259, Randy Busscher vs. Ferris State (Mich.), Sept. 21, 1974
Season - 1,007, Chris Johnson, 1998
Career - 2,566, Chris Johnson, 1995-98

Most touchdown receptions

Game - 3, 11 times, most recently by Jeremy Snead at Buena Vista, Oct. 30, 2010
Game, from different passers - 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
  Aaron Eiseler 302 Loras Oct. 18, 2014
13. Tim Connell 300 Luther Sept. 15, 2007
14. Shad Flynn 295 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 1993
15. Tom Vander Linden 293 Simpson Nov. 3, 1979
16. Nate Snead 291 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 3, 2011
  Nate Snead 291 Coe Oct. 1, 2011
18. Nathan Eighmy 289 Upper Iowa Oct. 24, 1998
19. Shad Flynn 287 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) Sept. 7, 1991
  Nathan Eighmy 287 Wis.-Eau Claire Nov. 21, 1998
21. Tim Connell 286 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 8, 2007
22. Tim Connell 281 Simpson Oct. 6, 2007
23. Lance Kooiker 279 Augustana (Ill.) Dec. 3, 1988
  Mark Issacson 279 Buena Vista Nov. 6, 2004
25. Nate Snead 278 Mary-Hardin Baylor (Texas) Nov. 21, 2009
  Aaron Eiseler 278 Buena Vista Oct. 13, 2012

 

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 1,913 269 144 2001
5. Nathan Eighmy 1,888 238 144 1998
6. Tom Vander Linden 1,685 239 117 1979
7. Mark Vander Linden 1,612 221 120 1977
8. Tim Connell 1,545 243 122 2005
9. Aaron Eiseler 1,543 210 130 2014
10. Mark Blom 1,536 168 91 1986

 

Most passing yards, career
No. Name Years Yds. Com. Att. Int. Pct. TD
1. Tim Connell 2004-07 6,181 495 891 33 55.6 58
2. Shad Flynn 1990-93 4,984 392 729 33 53.8 40
3. Nate Snead 2008-11 4,710 333 585 20 56.9 45
4. Mark Isaacson 2001-04 4,505 363 724 22 50.1 33
5. Aaron Eiseler 2011-14 4,239 394 664 23 59.3 36
6. Tom Vander Linden 1977-80 4,164 303 653 42 46.4 36
7. Mark Vander Linden 1974-77 3,731 257 490 32 52.5 36
8. Chris Nelson 1969-72 3,726 270 557 30 48.5 33
9. Scott Koerselman 1998-00 3,203 227 465 27 48.8 30
10. Pat Hagen 1993-96 3,153 233 406 14 57.4 31

 

Most pass completions, game
No. Name No.. Opponent Date
1. Aaron Eiseler 29 Buena Vista Oct. 13, 2012
2. Tim Connell 26 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 9, 2006
3. Mark Isaacson 25 Coe Oct. 18, 2003
4. Pat Hagen 24 Wartburg Sept. 21, 1996
  Marc Issacson 24 Loras Sept. 25, 2004
  Aaron Eiseler 24 Coe Nov. 10, 2012
  Aaron Eiseler 24 Loras Oct. 18, 2014
8. Zach Bandow 23 Luther Oct. 4, 2008
  Nate Snead 23 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 3, 2011
10. Nathan Eighmy 22 Upper Iowa Oct. 24, 1998
  Mark Issacson 22 Augustana (Ill.) Sept. 4, 2004
  Tim Connell 22 Dubuque Oct. 20, 2007
  Aaron Eiseler 22 Buena Vista Nov. 8, 2014

 

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 Aaron Eiseler 150 265 1,385 2013
4. Jeff Borgman 144 269 1,913 2001
  Nathan Eighmy 144 238 1,888 1998
6. Tim Connell 141 236 1,514 2006
7. Aaron Eiseler 130 210 1,543 2014
8. Nate Snead 129 225 1,917 2011
9. Scott Koerselman 123 236 1,524 2000
10. Tim Connell 122 243 1,545 2005

 

Most pass completions, career
No. Name Comp. Att. Int. Yds. TD Years
1. Tim Connell 495 891 33 6,181 58 2004-07
2. Aaron Eiseler 394 664 23 4,239 36 2011-14
3. Shad Flynn 392 729 33 4,984 40 1990-93
4. Mark Isaacson 363 724 22 4,505 33 2001-04
5. Nate Snead 333 585 20 4,710 45 2008-11
6. Tom Vander Linden 303 653 43 4,164 36 1977-80
7. Chris Nelson 292 535 30 3,726 33 1968-72
8. Mark Vander Linden 257 490 32 3,731 36 1974-77
9. Pat Hagen 233 406 14 3,153 31 1993-96
10 Scott Koerselman 227 465 27 3,203 30 1998-00

 

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. 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. 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. Aaron Eiseler 76.0 19-25 Augustana (Ill.) Sept. 14, 2013
14. Tim Connell 75.0 21-28 Hope (Mich.) Sept. 8, 2007
  Nate Snead 75.0 12-16 Augustana (Ill.) Sept. 10, 2011

Highest pass completion percentage, season
(Minimum, 100 attempts)
No. Name Pct. Comp.-Att. Yds. Year
1. Aaron Eiseler 61.9 130-210 1,543 2014
2. Steve Flynn 61.7 82-133 1,190 1988
3. Shad Flynn 61.3 103-168 1,263 1992
4. Aaron Eisler 60.6 114-188 1,311 2012
5. Nathan Eighmy 60.5 144-238 1,888 1998
6. Nate Snead 60.2 106-176 1,264 2009
7. Tim Connell 59.7 141-236 1,514 2006
8. Pat Hagen 59.3 83-140 1,257 1995
9. Nate Snead 57.3 129-225 1,917 2011
10. Steve Flynn 57.1 76-133 1,127 1989

Highest pass completion percentage, career
(Minimum, 300 attempts)
No. Name Pct. Comp.-Att.-Int. TD Yds. Years
1. Aaron Eiseler 59.3 395-664-23 36 4,239 2011-14
2. Steve Flynn 58.7 182-310-12 32 2,694 1986-89
3. Pat Hagen 57.4 233-406-13 31 3,153 1993-96
4. Nate Snead 56.9 333-585-20 45 4,410 2008-11
5. Tim Connell 55.6 495-891-33 58 6,181 2004-07
6. Shad Flynn 53.8 392-729-33 40 4,984 1990-93
7. Mark VanderLinden 52.4 257-490-32 32 3,731 1975-77
8. Zack Bandow 52.1 170-326-10 19 2,101 2007-10
9. Jeff Borgman 51.2 174-340-19 20 2,392 1999-01
10. Gary Cutler 50.9 167-328-19 31 2,593 1972-74

Most passing touchdowns, season
No. Name TD Yds. Comp.-Att.-Int. Year
1. Tim Connell 35 3,084 228-407-12 2007
2. Marc Poortinga 22 1,527 107-201-5 1997
3. Tom Vander Linden 18 1,685 117-239-15 1979
  Mark Blom 18 1,536 91-168-7 1986
  Jeff Borgman 18 1,913 144-269-12 2001
6. Chris Nelson 17 1,487 110-196-8 1972
  Nate Snead 17 1,264 106-176-3 2009
  Aaron Eiseler 17 1,385 150-206-9 2013
9. Gary Cutler 16 1,236 69-126-3 1974
  Nate Snead 16 1.917 129-225-10 2011

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. Tom Vander Linden 36 4,164 303-653-42 1977-80
  Aaron Eiseler 36 4,239 394-664-23 2011-14
6. Chris Nelson 33 3,726 292-535-30 1969-72
  Mark Isaacson 33 4,505 363-724-22 2001-04
8. Mark Vander Linden 32 3,731 257-490-32 1974-77
9. Gary Cutler 31 2,593 167-328-19 1972-74
  Pat Hagen 31 3,153 233-406-13 1993-96

Most pass receptions, game    
No. Name Rec. Opponent Date
1. 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
  Sam Markham 11 Loras Oct. 18, 2014
  Sam Markham 11 Buena Vista Nov. 8, 2014
6. Mike Van Voorst 10 Upper Iowa Oct. 19, 1991
  Mike Van Voorst 10 Wartburg Sept. 26, 1992
  Jamie Arendt 10 Luther Nov. 7, 1992
  Chris McCullough 10 Wartburg Nov. 4, 2000
  Brendon Boerm 10 Wis.-Oshkosh Sept. 7, 2013

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. Sam Markham 2014 52 650 3
4. Tony Rietema 2002 51 745 7
5. Jamie Arendt 1993 50 600 8
  Chris Johnson 1997 50 933 8
7. Chris McCullough 2001 49 679 8
  Josh Smith 2007 49 839 11
9. Ron Marlow 1978 48 684 8
10. Justin Quaas 1998 46 604 5
  Jeremy Snead 2009 46 541 9

Most pass receptions, career
No. Name Years. No. Yds. TD
1. Chris Johnson 1995-98 151 2,566 26
2. Jeremy Snead 2008-11 129 1,775 23
3. Jamie Arendt 1991-94 124 1,707 24
4. Cody Huisman 2005-07 116 1,658 14
5. Chris McCullough 1999-01 113 2,093 20
6. Brendon Boerm 2012-14 109 1,199 9
7. Brad Ryals 2003-06 108 1,535 11
8. Randy Busscher 1971-74 103 2,009 27
9. Rick Perry 1986-88 101 1,673 19
10. Mike Van Voorst 1990-92 97 1,343 9

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. Sam Markham 184 Loras Oct. 18, 2014
7. Chris Johnson 181 Simpson Oct. 18, 1997
8. Josh Smith 177 Simpson Oct. 6, 2007
9. Mark Cramer 171 Simpson Oct. 29, 1977
10. Cody Huisman 167 Saint John's (Minn.) Nov. 24, 2007

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
8. Chris McCullough 679 49 8 2001
9. Sam Markham 650 52 3 2014
10. Jeremy Snead 637 45 7 2011

Most receiving yards, career
No. Name Yds. Rec. TD Years
1. Chris Johnson 2,566 151 26 1995-98
2. Chris McCullough 2,093 113 20 1999-01
3. Randy Busscher 2,009 103 27 1971-74
4. Jeremy Snead 1,775 129 23 2008-11
5. Jamie Arendt 1,707 124 24 1991-94
6. Rick Perry 1,673 101 19 1986-99
7. Cody Huisman 1,658 116 14 2005-07
8. Brad Ryals 1,535 103 11 2004-06
9. Mike Van Voorst 1,343 97 9 1990-92
10. Brendon Boerm 1,199 109 9 2012-14

Most touchdown receptions, game
No. Name TD. Opponent Date
1. Tom Temple 3 Cornell Sept. 15, 1979
  Mike Bohning 3 Upper Iowa Oct. 29, 1983
  Darren Huinker 3 Luther Nov. 2, 1985
  Tom McDonald 3 Buena Vista Nov. 22, 1986
  Jamie Arendt 3 Loras Oct. 15, 1994
  Jamie Arendt 3 Simpson Oct. 22, 1994
  Chris Johnson 3 Loras Oct. 11, 1997
  Chris Johnson 3 Dubuque Oct. 3, 1998
  Chris Johnson 3 Wis. -Eau Claire Nov. 21, 1998
  Cody Huisman 3 St. John's (Minn.) Nov. 24, 2007
  Jeremy Snead 3 Buena Vista Oct. 30, 2010

Most touchdown receptions, season
No. Name TD Rec. Yds. Year
1. Geoff Lamb 12 40 756 1995
  Chris Johnson 12 50 933 1997
3. Cody Huisman 11 56 847 2007
  Josh Smith 11 49 839 2007
5. Jamie Arendt 10 27 397 1994
  Chris Johnson 10 63 1,007 1998
7. Randy Busscher 9 40 594 1972
  Jeremy Snead 9 46 541 2009
9. Randy Busscher 8 26 628 1974
  Ron Marlow 8 48 684 1978
  Jamie Arendt 8 50 600 1993
  Loren Merkle 8 28 462 1996
  Justin Quaas 8 52 671 1996
  Joe Kain 8 33 340 2000
  Chris McCullough 8 49 679 2001


Most touchdown receptions, career
No. Name TD Rec. Yds. Years
1. Randy Busscher 27 103 2,009 1971-74
2. Chris Johnson 26 151 2,566 1995-98
3. Jamie Arendt 24 124 1,707 1991-94
4. Jeremy Snead 23 129 1,775 2008-11
5. Chris McCullough 20 113 2,093 1999-01
6. Rick Perry 19 101 1,673 1986-88
7. Loren Merkle 18 78 1,058 1995-97
8. Matt Schulte 14 53 1.039 1982-85
  Cody Huisman 14 116 1,658 2005-07
  Josh Smith 14 75 1,127 2005-07
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