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26 School Records Fell In 2011
Release: 01/12/2012
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The Sam Houston State Bearkat football team set 26 school records during their march to the NCAA Division I National Championship Game.

The list of school records marks one more indication of what an outstanding season the 2001 campaign was for the Bearkat football program.

During the 14-1 season, Sam Houston earned it highest Football Championship Subdivision ranking ever, standing No. 1 in the FCS poll from November 20 to January 9.

The Bearkats were the only squad out of 126 FCS teams to finish the regular season 11-0. Sam Houston ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation in nine NCAA statistics categories, standing No. 1 in rushing defense, No. 2 in scoring defense and turnover margin and No. 3 in total defense.

The 14 victories, the most ever in one season by the Bearkats, included a perfect 7-0 Southland Conference record as SHSU earned its first undisputed Southland football championship. Sam Houston posted wins over five nationally-ranked opponents and went 9-0 at home at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium, one of 26 school records set during the 2011 campaign.

Seven Sam Houston players received All-America honors. Fifteen Bearkats earned All-Southland Conference honors with Flanders, Sincere and Taylor sweeping league honors as Player-of-the-Year, Offensive Player-of-the-Year and Defensive Player-of-the-Year, respectively.

The complete list of school records set during 2011:

Team Records      
Victories, one season   14 Old mark: 11, 2004
Home victories, one season   9 Old mark: 8, 2004
Winning streak   16 Old mark: 12, 1955-57
Points, one season   554 Old mark: 518, 2004
Rushing Yards, one season   3,839 Old mark: 2,683, 1987
Rushing Average Per Game   256 Old mark: 254.2, 1952
Fewest Plays Allowed, One Game   43 vs. Nicholls Old mark: 49 at Lamar, 2010
Individual Records      
Rushing yards, game   287 Tim Flanders vs. Montana
Rushing yards, season   1,644 Tim Flanders
Rushing yards by sophomore   1,644 Tim Flanders
Rushing attempts, season   298 Tim Flanders
100-yard rushing games, season   8 Tim Flanders
Rushing touchdowns, season   22 Tim Flanders
Rushing touchdowns, career   35 Tim Flanders
100-yard rushing games, career   15 Tim Flanders
Touchdowns, game   5 Tim Flanders
Touchdowns, season   24 Tim Flanders
Touchdowns, career   37 Tim Flanders
Passing yards, sophomore   2,069 Brian Bell
All-purpose yards, season   2,058 Tim Flanders
Points, game   30 Tim Flanders
Points, season   144 Tim Flanders
Punt returns, game   6 Brandon Closner
Kickoff return yards, career   1,734 Brandon Closner
Solo tackles, season   88 Darnell Taylor
Interceptions, season   8 Dax Swanson

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