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The highest scoring game in D-III history (74-68) took place Saturday

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Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN) and Illinois College had a battle for the ages over the weekend, taking their game into three overtimes and scoring a total of 146 points between the two of them.

The point total tied the previous Division III scoring record, which took place in 2007 between Hartwick and Utica. That game ended in a 72-70 four-overtime battle.

As you might expect in such a high scoring affair, both teams went well over the 100 offensive play mark. Illinois College finished the day with 117 plays, while Rose-Hulman had 114, and the rest of the stat sheet follows that same neck-and-neck trend in nearly every statistical category.

If Randy Edsall had a problem with West Virginia's 108 plays, I wonder what he'd have to say about these play totals.

Illinois College quarterback Michael Bates attempted 73 passes, completing 42 of them for 535 yards and 6 touchdowns (no interceptions), while also rushing for 91 yards. Rose Hulman quarterback Austin Swenson went 37-59 for 603 with 7 touchdowns and a pick (and completed passes to 8 different guys) and teammate Greg Lee had 30 rushes for 162 and two touchdowns.

Those are quite the stat lines.

The actual drive chart (courtesy of D3Football.com) is every bit as ridiculous as you'd think it would be.

PRD

TIME

SCORING SUMMARY

ILLINOIS COLLEGE - ROSE-HULMAN

1

10:48

Rose-Hulman - Craig Larew 33 yd field goal.
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards in 2:11.

0 - 3

1

09:53

Illinois College - Heaton 19 yd pass from Bates. (Uyetake kick failed).
Drive: 4 plays, 76 yards in 0:50.

6 - 3

1

06:06

Illinois College - Heaton 27 yd pass from Bates. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards in 1:27.

13 - 3

2

14:32

Illinois College - Gentile 16 yd pass from Bates. (2pt conversion rush by Uyetake failed).
Drive: 12 plays, 85 yards in 2:46.

19 - 3

2

11:28

Rose-Hulman - Joe Moehrle 15 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (2pt conversion pass by Austin Swenson failed).
Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards in 2:50.

19 - 9

2

08:41

Rose-Hulman - Alec Fisher 67 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 4 plays, 92 yards in 0:53.

19 - 16

2

04:15

Rose-Hulman - Alec Fisher 34 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards in 2:15.

19 - 23

2

01:22

Rose-Hulman - Alec Fisher 20 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards in 1:07.

19 - 30

2

00:12

Illinois College - Bates 24 yd run. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards in 1:10.

26 - 30

3

11:07

Rose-Hulman - Aaron Abbott 14 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 3:49.

26 - 37

3

09:24

Illinois College - Gentile 62 yd pass from Bates. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards in 1:15.

33 - 37

3

03:12

Rose-Hulman - Joe Moehrle 22 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards in 3:03.

33 - 44

4

14:56

Illinois College - Lammy 1 yd run. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 13 plays, 82 yards in 3:09.

40 - 44

4

13:10

Rose-Hulman - Austin Swenson 3 yd run. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 5 plays, 52 yards in 1:42.

40 - 51

4

11:06

Illinois College - Gentile 6 yd pass from Bates. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards in 2:04.

47 - 51

4

07:37

Illinois College - Heaton 8 yd pass from Bates. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards in 2:06.

54 - 51

4

04:56

Rose-Hulman - Craig Larew 23 yd field goal.
Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards in 2:34.

54 - 54

4

01:34

Rose-Hulman - Greg Lee 45 yd run. (Craig Larew kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 65 yards in 0:47.

54 - 61

4

01:11

Illinois College - Lammy 53 yd run. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 60 yards in 0:14.

61 - 61

OT

15:00

Illinois College - Lammy 6 yd run. (Uyetake kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 25 yards in .

68 - 61

OT

15:00

Rose-Hulman - Joe Moehrle 13 yd pass from Austin Swenson. (Craig Larew kick is good).

68 - 68

OT

15:00

Rose-Hulman - Greg Lee 3 yd run. ().

68 - 74

Illinois College will surely enjoy their bye week this weekend, followed next weekend by a trip up to St. Norbert, and Rose-Hulman will be traveling to Hanover this weekend.

Something tells me that both defensive coordinators are glad this game is behind them.