List of 100-point games in college football

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In 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland by a score of 222 to 0.

In college football, games in which 100 points are scored by a single team are a rarity, especially since 1940; in lopsided games, several deterrents exist to prevent running up the score. Of current Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams, only Arizona, Bowling Green, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma and Tulsa have eclipsed 150 points in a game. Neglecting games in the early 1900s, the Houston Cougars are the only Division I FBS football team to score 100 points against another FBS team, against Tulsa in 1968. The most lopsided game in college football history occurred in a 1916 contest when Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222–0.[1] King College (TN), now King University, scored 206 points against Lenoir in 1922 and the former St. Viator College (IL) put up 205 points against Lane in 1916.

On September 25, 1884, Yale defeated Dartmouth 113–0, becoming not only the first game where one team scored over 100 points but also first time one team scored over 100 points and the opposing team scored zero points.[2] The next week, Princeton outscored Lafayette by 140 to 0.[3]

It is rare for a team to have scored in a game when the opponent scored over 100 points, but several cases exist. One is the Rice–Southern Methodist game of 1916 when SMU scored an early field goal but Rice "came back" to win 146–3.

Early records are often incomplete and sometimes contradictory. Scores listed in the table below have been confirmed in at least two sources[4] except when there is a footnote to the score. A footnote by the date indicates a third reference source. The table includes not only scores from NCAA programs but also from those that compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and from games played before the advent of the NCAA or NAIA.

The November 23, 1968, meeting between the Houston Cougars and Tulsa Golden Hurricane holds the distinction of being the only football game between major football programs in the past 50 years in which a team scored 100 points. The 1968 Houston Cougars, led by coach Bill Yeoman, had introduced the veer offense two seasons prior and were known for scoring at will. Earlier in the 1968 season Houston played the University of Texas to a 20–20 tie, two weeks before the Longhorns began a nearly 3-year winning streak that included the 1969 National Championship.

List of 100-point games[edit]

Team Opponent Score Year
Albion River Rouge NTS 178–0 1919
Appalachian State Piedmont 115–0[5] 1936
Alabama Marion Military Institute 110–0 1922[6]
Arkansas State Central Arkansas 101–0 1917
Arizona New Mexico Military Institute 110–0 1921
Arizona Camp Harry Jones 167–0 1920
Arkansas Fourth District Normal[7] 100–0 1911
Austin College Daniel Baker College 109–0 1920
Baldwin-Wallace Kent State 118–0 1923
Baylor Hardin-Simmons 103–0 1917
Beloit Northern Illinois 115–0 1913
Bowling Green Findlay 151–0 1921
Butler Hanover 122–6[8] 1921
Butler Indiana State 101–0 1905
California St. Mary's (CA) 127–0 1920
Carlisle Indians Albright 100–0 1904
Central Oklahoma Oklahoma City 183–0 1916[9]
Central Oklahoma Oklahoma Baptist 157–0 1919
Central Oklahoma East Central (OK) 104–0 1921
Centre Kentucky Military Institute 104–0 1917
Centre Howard (AL)[10] 120–0 1920
Centre Georgetown (KY) 103–0 1920
Chemawa Indians Pacific U. (OR)[11] 104–0[12] 1923
Chicago Great Lakes Naval Station 123–0 1919
Chicago Monmouth 108–0 1903
Cincinnati Transylvania 124–0 1912
Cincinnati Kentucky Wesleyan 115–0 1921
Clemson Guilford 122–0 1901
Coe Highland Park 115–0[13] 1914
Colgate RPI 107–0 1915
Colorado Regis 109–0 1905
Colorado Mines Colorado 103–0 1890
Connecticut Newport NTS 125–0 1949
Cornell Rochester 124–0 1889
Cornell Western Reserve 110–0 1921
Dayton Central Normal (IN) 161–0 1923
Defiance Findlay 118–0[14] 1921
Detroit Toledo 145–0 1917
Eastern Washington Spokane Univ. 114–0[15] 1914
Emporia (College of) Pittsburg Normal 107–0 1910
Emporia (College of) Olathe 105–0[12] 1914
Emporia State Friends 134–0 1912
Florida Florida Southern 144–0 1913
Fordham Washington (MD) 101–0 1920
Fort Hays State Salina All Stars 125–7[16] 1913
Fort Valley State Knoxville 106–0 1969
Georgia Alabama Presbyterian 108–0 1913
Georgia Dahlonega[17] 101–0[13] 1914
Georgia Locust Grove 101–0 1910
Georgia Tech Mercer 105–0 1914
Georgia Tech Cumberland 222–0 1916
Georgia Tech NC State 128–0 1918
Georgia Tech 11th Cavalry 123–0 1918
Georgia Tech Furman 118–0 1918
Harvard Exeter 158–0 1886
Harvard Wesleyan 110–0[18] 1887
Harvard Amherst 102–0 1888
Harvard Wesleyan 124–0 1891
Hawaii National Guard 101–0 1926
Hawaii Field Artillery 101–0 1926
Hendrix Draughon Practical Business Col. 112–0[19] 1912
Hendrix Henderson 128–0 1919
Houston Tulsa 100–6 1968
Idaho State Western Montana 111–0[20] 1931
Idaho State Western Montana 103–0[20] 1930
Idaho State Gooding (Idaho) 106–0[20] 1922
Illinois College Carthage 111–0[21] 1915
King (TN) Lenoir 206–0[22] 1922
Lehigh Penn State 106–0 1889
Louisiana Tech Clarke (MS) 100–0[23] 1922
Louisville Washington (TN) 100–0 1913
Marion Military Howard (AL)[10] 101–0[24] 1918
Marquette UW-Oshkosh 103–0 1917
Marshall Kentucky Wesleyan 101–0 1916
Memphis Somerville High School 115–0 1916
Michigan West Virginia 130–0 1904
Michigan Buffalo 128–0 1901
Michigan Michigan State 119–0 1902
Michigan Iowa 107–0 1902
Michigan State Olivet 109–0 1920
Michigan State Hillsdale 104–0 1904
Michigan State Kalamazoo 103–0 1928
Michigan State Ripon 100–0 1931
Millikin Indiana State 158–6 1920
Millikin Illinois State 107–0 1920
Minnesota Grinnell 102–0 1902
Minnesota Macalester 112–0 1903
Minnesota Grinnell 146–0 1904
Minnesota Twin Cities High School 107–0 1904
Mississippi SW Baptist 114–0[25] 1904
Mississippi Valley State Rust 101–0[26] 1956
Missouri School of Mines Kirksville Osteopaths 150–0[13] 1914
Missouri School of Mines Pittsburg Normal 104–0 1914
Montana Mt. St. Charles 133–0 1920
Montana Montana Tech 106–6 1924
Morehead State Rio Grande (OH) 104–0[27] 1941
Murray State Louisville 105–0 1933
Murray State Will Mayfield 119–6[28] 1928
Navy Ursinus 127–0 1918
Navy Colby 121–0 1919
Nebraska Haskell 119–0 1910
Nebraska Kearney State 117–0 1911
Nebraska Creighton 102–0 1905
Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan 100–0 1917
Nevada College of Pacific (CA)[29] 134–0 1919
Nevada Mare Island Marines 102–0 1919
New Mexico Northern Arizona 108–0 1916
New Mexico State 2nd Cavalry-Fort Bliss 116–0[30] 1912
New Mexico State New Mexico Mines 108–0[30] 1932
New Mexico State New Mexico 110–3 1917
NC State Hampton Roads 100–0 1919
North Central Lewis Institute 116–0[31] 1915
North Dakota State Wahpeton Indians 123–0[32] 1912
North Dakota State Flandreau Indians 105–0[32] 1903
North Park North Central 104–32[31] 1968
Northern Illinois Wheaton (IL) 114–7 1912
Northwestern State (LA) Monroe High School (LA) 134–0[33] 1915
Notre Dame American Medical 142–0 1905
Notre Dame Rose Poly 103–0 1914
Ohio State Oberlin 128–0 1916
Ohio Wesleyan Miami (OH) 104–0 1891
Oklahoma Kingfisher 179–0 1917[34]
Oklahoma Kingfisher 157–0 1919[34]
Oklahoma SW Oklahoma 140–0 1916
Oklahoma Oklahoma Baptist 107–0 1916[34]
Oklahoma Kingfisher 104–0 1911[34]
Oklahoma Arkansas 103–0 1918[34]
Oklahoma NW Oklahoma 102–0 1915[34]
Oklahoma NW Oklahoma 101–0 1913[34]
Oklahoma State Phillips 134–0 1914
Oklahoma State Phillips 112–3[35] 1913
Oklahoma State SW Oklahoma 117–0 1916
Oregon Puget Sound 115–0 1910
Pacific U. (OR)[11] Pacific College[11] 118–0[12] 1923
Penn State Lebanon Valley 109–7 1920
Pittsburg State (KS) Fourth District Normal[7] 150–0 1912
Portland State Delaware State 105–0 1980[36]
Princeton Lafayette 140–0 1884
Princeton Johns Hopkins 108–0[37] 1885
Princeton Johns Hopkins 104–0 1888
Princeton Virginia 115–0 1890
Rice SMU 146–3 1916
Rockford Trinity Bible 105–0 2003
St. Louis Blackburn 104–0[13] 1914
St. Viator Lane College (IL) 205–0[38] 1916
San Jose State University of Mexico 103–0 1949
Sewanee Florence State 101–0 1912[39]
Southern University Football Bishop (TX) 105–0[40] 1952
Southern Illinois International Univ. Arts & Sci. 118–0[41] 1914
Southern Miss Smith County High School 113–0 1921
Southwestern Louisiana[42] Patterson High School 107–6 1918
S. F. Austin Center High School 120–0[43] 1923
S. F. Austin College of Marshall (TX) 108–0[43] 1926
Susquehanna Lyken AC 104–0[44] 1902
Syracuse Manhattan 144–0 1904
Temple Blue Ridge 110–0 1927
Tennessee American 104–0 1905
Tennessee Cumberland 101–0 1915
Tennessee King 101–0 1912
Tennessee Carson-Newman 101–0 1915
Texas A&M Daniel Baker 110–0[45] 1920
Texas Tech Wayland Baptist 120–0 1925
Third District Normal[46] Will Mayfield 110–0[47] 1916
Third District Normal[46] DeSoto Athletic Club 107–0[47] 1916
Tulsa Missouri School of Mines 117–0 1916
Tulsa Oklahoma Baptist 152–0 1919
Tulsa St. Gregory's 121–0 1920
Tulsa NE Oklahoma 151–0 1920
Utah Fort Douglas 107–0 1904
Utah Fort Douglas 129–0 1905
Utah College of Idaho 105–3 1923
Utah State Crimsons 100–0 1907
Utah State Idaho State 136–0 1919
Valparaiso Lewis 110–0[48] 1923
Vanderbilt Bethel 105–0 1912
Vanderbilt Henderson-Brown 101–0 1915
Vanderbilt Maryville 100–3 1912
Virginia Randolph-Macon 136–0 1890
Virginia Fort Monroe 102–0 1894
Virginia Military Hampden-Sydney 136–0 1920
Xavier Lees 132–0 1927
Xavier Fort Thomas 121–0 1919
Washington Whitworth 100–0 1913
Washington Whitman 120–0 1919
Washington Willamette 108–0 1925
Washington & Jefferson Grove City 100–0[49] 1913
Washington & Jefferson Dickinson 105–0[13][49] 1914
Washington & Lee Rose Poly 103–0[13] 1914
West Liberty State Cedarville 137–0[50] 1932
Western Michigan Hillsdale 103–0[51] 1918
Whittier UCLA 103–0 1920
Wisconsin Wisconsin-Whitewater 106–0 1890
Wisconsin-Stevens Point St. Norbert 108–0[52] 1921
Wyoming Northern Colorado 103–0 1949
Yale Dartmouth 113–0 1884[53]
Yale Wesleyan 136–0 1886[54]
Yale Wesleyan 106–0 1887[55]
Yale Wesleyan 105–0 1888[55]

Breakdown of list[edit]

As a supplement to the list, the following summarizations are provided.

Team appearances on list[edit]

Oklahoma leads the pack of most 100+ point victories with 8, followed by Georgia Tech with 5. Wesleyan holds the distinction of losing the most 100+ point games with 5, where Kingfisher College and Oklahoma Baptist are second with three each.

A total of 15 teams appear on both the winning and losing side of 100+ point games: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho State, Louisville, Marion Military Inst, Michigan State, Missouri School of Mines (now Missouri S&T), NC State, New Mexico, North Central, Northern Illinois, Pacific, Penn State, Tulsa, and Virginia.

Games by decade[edit]

The 1920 season produced the most 100 point games in a single year with 16, but the 1910s proved to be the decade with the most 100 point games with 92. From 1910 to 1929, a total of 139 games were played with 100 points scored by one side. This is 35% of all such games being in this 20-year period.

Decade # games Percent of total
1880s 12 6.03
1890s 7 3.52
1900s 24 12.06
1910s 92 46.23
1920s 47 23.62
1930s 6 3.02
1940s 4 2.01
1950s 2 1.01
1960s 3 1.51
1970s 0 0.00
1980s 1 0.50
1990s 0 0.00
2000s 1 0.50
2010s 0 0.00

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Parke H. (1916-10-15). "Yellow Jackets-Cumberland Score Was Record One; Tops the List According to Statistics Compiled Showing All Scores Past the Century Mark". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. pp. A3. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Yale Yearly Results (1880–1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on February 13, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Princeton Yearly Results (1880–1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ The sources were usually The Football Thesaurus and the football media guide of one of the corresponding schools.
  5. ^ Appalachian State Football Media Guide.
  6. ^ "1922 Season" (PDF). University of Alabama Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  7. ^ a b Now Missouri State.
  8. ^ Butler University Football Media Guide.
  9. ^ http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ii/miaa/central_oklahoma/most_points.php
  10. ^ a b Now Samford.
  11. ^ a b c Not to be confused with the University of the Pacific in California.
  12. ^ a b c The Football Thesaurus, 1954 edition.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Statistical Review of 1914, Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide, 1914, p. 289.
  14. ^ Findlay records have the score as 119–0.
  15. ^ Eastern Washington 2010 Football Media Guide.
  16. ^ Fort Hays State 2012 Football Media Guide.
  17. ^ Now North Georgia.
  18. ^ The Football Thesaurus has the score as 118–0.
  19. ^ Hendrix football results, http://www.hendrixwarriors.com/custompages/Football/History/FootballResults.pdf (retrieved 2014 Nov. 6) .
  20. ^ a b c Idaho State University Football Media Guide.
  21. ^ Carthage College Football Media Guide.
  22. ^ http://kingtornado.com/index.php?id=4997 (retrieved 2010 Nov. 4) and the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Media Guide.
  23. ^ Louisiana Tech Football Media Guide.
  24. ^ Samford 2009 Football Media Guide.
  25. ^ The Football Thesaurus lists score as 115–0.
  26. ^ Mississippi State 2010 Football Media Guide.
  27. ^ Morehead State 2008 Football Media Guide.
  28. ^ 2011 Murray State Football Media Guide.
  29. ^ Not to be confused with the Oregon school now known as Pacific University, or another Oregon school formerly known as Pacific College, now George Fox.
  30. ^ a b New Mexico State Football Media Guide.
  31. ^ a b North Central College Football Record Book (http://northcentralcollege.edu/Documents/athletics/fb_record_book.pdf).
  32. ^ a b 2008 NDSU Football Media Guide.
  33. ^ 2011 Northwestern State Football Media Guide.
  34. ^ a b c d e f g "Game Points Scored Records". SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  35. ^ Oklahoma State Football Media Guide, but score not in The Football Thesaurus.
  36. ^ Portland State A 105–0 Winner, Ocala Star-Banner, November 10, 1980.
  37. ^ Princeton records have score at 10–0.
  38. ^ Chicago Tribune, Oct. 15, 1916.
  39. ^ Goens, Mike (February 24, 1989). "What it wasn't was football for early Lions". TimesDaily. Florence, AL. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  40. ^ Southern University 2007 Football Media Guide.
  41. ^ Southern Illinois Football Media Guide.
  42. ^ Now Louisiana–Lafayette.
  43. ^ a b Stephen F. Austin State University Football Media Guide.
  44. ^ Susquehanna University Football Media Guide.
  45. ^ "Texas A&M:50+ Delta Points Scored In A Game". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  46. ^ a b Now Southeast Missouri State.
  47. ^ a b Southeast Missouri State Football Media Guide.
  48. ^ Valparaiso 2009 Football Media Guide.
  49. ^ a b "Presidents Football 2009" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  50. ^ Football at Cedarville?, December 12, 2010.
  51. ^ Hillsdale records have the score as 102–0.
  52. ^ "UW Stevens Point Football records" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  53. ^ Yale Game by Game Results, 1880 Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine., College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved March 14, 2009.
  54. ^ William Wallace (November 14, 1998). "Football: Big Plays Reside at a Small College". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  55. ^ a b Yale Game by Game Results 1885, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved March 14, 2009.

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