184 points scored in a college football game
- Published: Sunday, 13 November 2011 10:18
- by Doug Samuels
Faulkner and Union College met yesterday in an NAIA shootout that ended in a 95-89 Faulkner triple OT win.
The two teams ended regulation tied at 75, already eclipsing the previous NAIA record for scoring at 141 points (set by Union last season). The two teams also combined for 1,489 yards.
To put things in perspective, the 184 points scored during yesterday's contest is more than Minnesota, Boston College, UAB, Kentucky, Memphis, Kent State, Akron, New Mexico and FAU have scored all season.
The game was the second highest scoring college football game ever, surpassed only by Georgia Tech's 222-0 beating of Cumberland nearly a century ago (insert your own Paul Johnson joke here).
Ironically, it was a defensive hold by Faulkner that won the game in the third OT, stopping Union's Rob Brown (who had been nearly unstoppable all game) short on 4th and 2 from the 17.
Faulkner's quarterback Josh Hollingsworth threw for 637 yards and seven touchdowns (and he caught one as well).
Faulkner's 14 total touchdowns set an NAIA record.
Congratulations to Faulkner head coach Gregg Baker, offensive coordinator Corey Fipps and the entire staff.