Football records by the numbers

During the Bisons 49-10 victory over Southern Nazarene Oct. 9, senior fullback Cole Chancey becomes Harding’s career rushing leader, breaking the mark of 4,214 yards held by the late Alan “Snake” Dixon since 1973. Dixon’s widow, Belinda, and son, Jad, are presented with a football by Coach Simmons during a brief ceremony at halftime to honor Dixon and Chancey.


Rushing yards by Bison Hall of Famer Joe David Smith in a 25-15 win over Arkansas-Monticello in 1975, the school record for a single game.


Passing yards thrown by David Knighton when he shredded Arkansas Tech with seven touchdowns in a 62-55 victory in 2007, becoming only the second Harding quarterback to pass for more than 500 yards in a game.


Yardage hauled in by Gerald Payne with 13 receptions and two touchdowns at NCAA Division I opponent Tennessee Tech in 2000. He is the only Bison receiver to have two games with more than 200 receiving yards. 


The number of rushing yards by West Georgia in 30 attempts during a Harding 13-0 road victory in 2002. The Bison defense sacked the Braves seven times.


The most touchdowns the Bisons have rushed for in a game, happening four times with three of those coming in the 2015 season. In fact, the team rushed for nine touchdowns in back-to-back games against Southeastern Oklahoma on Oct. 17, 2015, and East Central on Oct. 24, 2015.


The most Harding touchdowns in a game, occurring six times, the first in a 64-0 victory over Jonesboro Baptist on Oct. 26, 1928, and the most recent in a 70-42 victory over Southern Arkansas in 2015.

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