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 defensive leaderboard

Team season records

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

Interception return yards

No. Year Yards
1. 2007 462
2. 2000 336
3. 1982 302
4. 1997 299
5. 1984 296
6. 1998 289
7. 1986 285
8. 1999 276
9. 1994 256
10. 1988 247

 

Interceptions

No. Year Interceptions
1. 1998 29
2. 1984 28
3. 1986 25
4. (tie) 2007 24
  1997 24
6. 1985 22
7. (tie) 1982 21
  1999 21
  1987 21
10. 1990 20

 

Interception return touchdowns

No. Year Touchdowns
1. 2007 4
2. (tie) 1993 3
  1999 3
  1984 3
5. (tie) 1994 2
  2000 2
  1992 2
  1997 2
  1998 2
  1969 2

 

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. 1997 91
4. 2000 90
5. 2001 89
6. 1999 87
7. 1998 86
8. 2004 84
9. 2010 80
10. (tie) 1990 78
  1995 78

 

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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