GoBearkats.com – 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:
|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|
|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|