All-Time Hope College Football Records

Updated thru September 28, 2019

Chronology of Hope College Football
Hope's Overtime Football Games
Hope's Single-Season Leaders
Hope's Career Leaders

Single Game Rushing/Receiving Records

TEAM

Single Season Record Year
Most victories 9 1984
Most losses 8 2015
Most ties 3 1940, 1941
Most points 392 (10 games) 2018
Most points by opponent 327 2008
Most times held scoreless 5 1928, 1937
Most shutouts scored 5 1936, 1946
Most first downs 264 2003
Most yards rushing 2,808 2017
Most yards passing 3,654 2003
Most yards total offense 5,211 2003
Most offensive plays 884 2003
Most rushing plays 542 1971
Most passes attempted 444 2003
Most passes completed 241 2003
Fewest passes had intercepted 2 2018
Most opponent passes intercepted 26 1984
Fewest rushing yards allowed opponents 462 1979
Best total defense 1,664 1979
Most touchdowns scored 52 (9 games) 1984
  52 (11 games) 2003
Most touchdowns from passes 36 2003
Most touchdowns from rushes 36 2017
Most touchdowns from returns (KR, PR, INT, FR) 5 2004
Most point-after-touchdown kicks (PATs) 45 2017
Best point-after-touchdown kick accuracy (32 of 32) 100% 1978


Single Game

Most points 80 (Hope 80, Defiance 6) 2019
Most points in an MIAA game 70 (Hope 70, Finlandia 6) 2018
Most points by opponent 70 (Carthage 70, Hope 46) 2008
Most points by both teams 116 (Carthage 70, Hope 46) 2008
Most points in a half 49 (1st - Hope 70, Finlandia 6) 2018
  42 (2nd - Hope 69, Wisc Lutheran 10) 2001
Largest winning margin 74 (Hope 80, Defiance 6 2019
Largest losing margin 65 (WMU 65, Hope 0) 1921
Most points in defeat 47 (Concordia-Chicago 63, Hope 47) 2012
Most points by a losing opponent - regulation 43 (Hope 49, Alma 43) 2006
Most points by a losing opponent - overtime 43 (Hope 49, Alma 43) 2006
Most yards rushing 564 (Hope 70, Concordia, Wis. 6) 2017
Most yards total offense (both teams) 1,304 (Hope 654, Concordia-Chicago 650) 2012
Best pass defense yards 10 (Wheaton, 3/8) 1967
Most turnovers 11 (Kalamazoo 31, Hope 0) 1969
Most fumbles lost 6 (Franklin 28, Hope 13) 1968
Most opponent turnovers 9 (Hope 19, Adrian 7) 1967
Most opponent fumbles recovered 8 (Hope 47, Albion 7) 1957
Most opponent passes intercepted 7 (Hope 19, Adrian 7) 1967


Streaks

Consecutive victories 17 1973-74
Consecutive losses 12 1960-61
Consecutive shutouts 6 1936-37
Consecutive away games without a loss 12 1973-75
Consecutive home games without a loss 17 1981-85
Consecutive victories at Holland Municipal Stadium 17 1981-85
Consecutive victories against MIAA opponents 14 2005-07


Other Records

Average home attendance 4,070 (four home games) 1982
  4,305 (five home games) 2000
Single game attendance 6,421 (Hope 27, Benedictine, Ill. 0) 1997


INDIVIDUAL

Single Season

Most rushing carries Dan Bloemers 314 2003
  Brandon Graham 275 1997
Most yards rushing Brandon Graham 1,525 1996
Best average per rushing carry Tom Van Heest 7.0 1984
  Brandan Campbell 7.0 2017
Most total offense Phil Butler 3,628 2003
All-purpose running Brandon Graham 1,569 1997
Most passes attempted Phil Butler 442 2003
Most passes completed Phil Butler 241 2003
Most yards passing Phil Butler 3,654 2003
Most touchdown passes thrown Phil Butler 36 2003
Best pass completion percentage Chris Mendels (144/ 233) 62% 1986
Fewest passes had intercepted Mason Opple 1 2018
Most passes caught Joe Verschueren 69 2003
Most yards pass receiving Joe Verschueren 1,157 2003
Most touchdown passes caught Joe Verschueren 17 2003
Average yards per catch Jake Schrock 26.1 (40) 2004
Most points scored Brandon Graham 126 1996
Most touchdowns scored Brandon Graham 21 1996
Most touchdowns scored by a QB Mason Opple 18 2018
Most field goals kicked Darren Ford 14 2016
Most extra point conversions kicked Darren Ford 45 2017
Extra point kicking success rate Greg Bekius (32 of 32) 100% 1978
Consecutive PAT kicks without a miss Greg Bekius 32 1978
Best punting average Dean DeVries 42.7 2014
Most pass interceptions Joe Diekevers 9 2004


Single Game

Most yards rushing Brandon Graham (vs. Kalamazoo) 302 1996
Most yards rushing by QB Mason Opple (vs. Olivet) 244 2018
Most rushing carries Greg Voss (vs. Kalamazoo, reg.) 47 1970
  Brandon Graham (vs. Valpo, 2 ot) 48 1997
Most pass reception yardage Kyle Dietrich (vs. Trine) 285 (14 rec) 2008
Longest TD run from scrimmage Tom Van Heest (vs. Alma) 97 1984
Longest TD pass reception Christian Bos from Mason Opple (vs. Concordia, Wis.) 93 2017
Longest TD return with a kickoff Andy Snyder (vs. Tri-State) 90 2004
Longest TD with a punt return Sherwood VanderWoude (vs. Albion) 79 1959
Longest TD run with an intercepted pass Randy Ames (vs. Adrian) 100 1996
  Santino DiCesare (vs. Olivet) 100 2011
Longest TD run with fumble recovery Dana Snoap (vs. Wheaton) 49 1969
Most touchdowns scored Brandon Graham ( vs. Kalamazoo, all reg.) 6 1996
  David Booko ( vs. Alma), 5 reg., 1 ot 6 2006
Most yards passing Phil Butler (vs. Wheaton) 500 2003
Most touchdown passes thrown Phil Butler (vs. Wheaton) 7 2003
Longest punt Gary Frens (vs. Olivet) 96 1966
Most opponent punts blocked Dave Simila (vs. Olivet) 2 1958
Passes Intercepted in a game Andy Snyder (vs. Albion) 3 2002
  Joe Diekevers (vs. Albion) 3 2003
  Joe Diekevers (vs. Kalamazoo) 3 2004
Extra points kicked Ian Fish (vs. Wisconsin Lutheran) 9/10 2001


Career (minimum three seasons)

Rushing carries David Booko 844 2004-07
Most yards rushing Brandon Graham 4,362 1994-97
Best average per rushing carry Todd Holstege 5.9 1979-82
Most touchdowns scored rushing Brandon Graham 49 1994-97
  David Booko 46 2004-07
All-purpose running Brandon Graham 4,635 1994-97
Passes attempted Phil Butler 1,100 2000-03
Passes completed Phil Butler 609 2000-03
Yards passing Phil Butler 8,510 2000-03
Touchdown passes thrown Phil Butler 90 2000-03
Fewest passes intercepted Tim Van Heest 11 1972-75
Most passes caught Brian Adloff 211 1998-01
Most pass receiving yardage Kyle Dietrich 2,685 2007-10
Most touchdown passes caught Matt Kroll 26 2012-15
Best average per pass caught Jake Schrock 24.7 (72/1775) 2001-04
Most offensive plays (rushes/passes) Phil Butler 1,313 2000-03
Most total offense Phil Butler 8,810 2000-03
Most touchdowns scored David Booko 48 2004-07
Most extra point conversions Nate Barnett 111 2002-05
Extra point kicking success rate Greg Bekius 95% 1977-80
Most field goals kicked Duy Dang 28 1988-90
Field goal success rate Aaron Mick (13/16) 82% 2011-14
Punting average Dean DeVries 40.5 2012-15
Most pass interceptions Kelly Clark 18 1989-92

 

Other Career Records

Consecutive PAT kicks without a miss Greg Bekius 53 1977-78

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