Football

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

All-time defensive leaderboard

Team season records

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

Interceptions

No. Year Interceptions
1. 1998 29
2. (tie) 1984 25
  1986 25
4. (tie) 1997 24
  2007 24
6. (tie) 1982 21
  1987 21
  1988 21
9. (tie) 1967 20
  1990 20
  2012 20

Interception return yards

No. Year Yards
1. 2007 462
2. 2012 459
3. 2000 336
4. 1982 302
5. 1997 299
6. 1998 289
7. 1986 285
8. 1999 276
9. 1984 263
10. 1994 256

 

Total tackles

No. Year Tackles
1. 1987 1,064
2. 2007 1,024
3. 1986 952
4. 1995 845
5. 1997 830
6. 2005 806
7. 2004 803
8. 1991 791
9. 1996 787
10. 1994 780

 

Tackles for loss

No. Year Tackles for loss
1. 1987 124
2. 1986 116
3. 2013 101
4. 1997 91
5. 2000 90
6. 2001 89
7. 1999 87
8. 1998 86
9. 2004 84
10. 2010 80

 

Quarterback sacks

No. Year Sacks
1. 1987 63
2. 1993 61
3. 1986 53
4. 1988 46
5. 1989 44
6. 1995 41
7. 2002 37
8. (tie) 1991 36
  2001 36
10. 2009 34
  2010 34

 

Shutouts

Times Central shut out since 1961 - 13
Central shutouts since 1961 - 105

No. Year Shutouts
1. (tie) 1971 5
  1974 5
  1987 5
  1994 5
5. (tie) 1964 4
  1967 4
  1981 4
  1985 4
  1986 4
  1995 4
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