Football

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

Defense

Team records

(Season records prior to 2002 include regular-season games only)

Defeat

Worst - 58-0, vs. Parsons, 1916

Fewest passing yards allowed

Game - minus 6, vs. Simpson, Oct. 19, 1985 (NCAA Division III record)
Season - 632, 1965
Season avg. - 70.2, 1965

Most passing yards allowed

Game - 471, vs. Upper Iowa, Oct. 24, 1998
Season - 2,832, 2007
Season avg. - 217.8, 2007

Most yards total offense allowed

Game - 644, at Oshkosh (Wis.), 2012
Season - 3,684, 2012
Season avg. - 361.2, 2007

Most yards combined total offense

Game - 1,028, vs. Upper Iowa, 1998
Season - 9,359, 2007
Season avg. - 719.9, 2007

Most pass completions allowed

Game - 37, vs. Dubuque, 2012
Season - 266, 2007
Season avg. -20.4, 2007

Most pass attempts by opponent

Game - (tie) 61, vs. Bethel, 1993; vs. Dubuque, Sept. 29, 2012
Season - 485, 2007
Season avg. - 37.3, 2007

Most penalties

Game - 15, vs. Dubuque, 1993
Season - 80, 1994

Fewest rushing yards allowed

Game - minus 32, at Augustana (Ill.), Sept. 10, 2010
Season avg. - 41.7, 1964

Most rushing yards allowed

Game - 447 (72 att.), vs. Augustana, Sept. 4, 2004
Season - 1,864, 2007
Season avg. - 186.2, 1996

First downs allowed

Game - 35, vs. Dubuque, Sept. 29, 2012
Rushing, game - 26, vs. Augustana ( Ill. ), Sept. 4, 2004
Season--266, 2007

Total plays allowed

Game - (tie)100, vs. Luther, Oct. 16, 2004; vs. Dubuque, Sept. 29, 2012
Season - 1,005, 2007
Avg. per game - 77.3, 2007

Fewest points allowed

Season - 43, 1964
Season avg. - 4.8 (43 pts., 9 games), 1964

Lowest total offense allowed

Game - 32 yds., vs. Upper Iowa , 1986
Season - 1,173 yds. (144.6 yd. avg.), 1964

Fewest field goals allowed

Season - 0, tie, 1985, 1994

Most interceptions

Game - 6, tie, vs. Wartburg, 1972; vs. Loras, 1990; vs. Carleton
(Minn.), 1992; vs. Coe, 1999; vs. William Penn, 2000
Season - 29, 1998

Most interception yards

Game - 151, vs. Dubuque, Sept. 29, 2012
Season - 296, 1984

Most safeties

Quarter - 2, vs. Dubuque , 1995
Game - 2, vs. Dubuque , 1995
Season - 8, tie, 1992, 1994

Most consecutive shutout quarters

Season - 17, Oct. 30, 1993-Sept. 24, 1994

Most shutouts

Season - 5, tie, 1971, 1987, 1994

Central's overtime games

Won 10, lost 3
Dec. 3, 1988 Central 23, Augustana 17 (2 OT)
Nov. 9, 1991 Central 22, Luther 21
Nov. 25, 2000 Central 20, Linfield ( Ore. ) 17
Nov. 17, 2001 Pacific Lutheran ( Wash. ) 27, Central 21
Sept. 11, 2004 Central 21, Bethel ( Minn. ) 20
Oct. 16, 2004 Luther 30, Central 24 (2 OT)
Sept. 3, 2005 Central 25, Augustana (Ill.) 24
Sept. 30, 2006 Central 13, Wartburg 7
Oct. 7, 2006 Central 19, Luther 13
Nov. 4, 2006 Central 31, Coe 28 (2 OT)
Oct. 20, 2007 Central 37, Dubuque 34 (3 OT)
Oct. 25, 2008 Central 29, Cornell 22
Nov. 15, 2008 Simpson 24, Central 17

Winning streak

Overall - 17, 1983-84
Regular season - 36, 1983-87
Home - 20 games, Oct. 15, 1983-Nov. 8, 1986
Home regular-season - 30, Oct. 15, 1983-Sept. 8, 1990
Most consecutive wins over an opponent - 25, Upper Iowa , 1979-
Most years without a loss against an opponent - 25, tie, Simpson, 1957-82; Upper Iowa , 1979-

Losing streak

Longest - 8 games, 1928-29

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