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Football Team Defense Records

Rushing Attempts | Rushing Yardage | Rushing Yards Per Game | Yards Per Rush | Pass Attempts | Pass Completions | Completion Percentage | Passing Yardage | Passing Touchdowns | Interceptions | Interception Return Yardage | Fewest Plays | Fewest Yards | Fewest Yards Per Game | First Downs – Rushing | First Downs – Passing | First Downs Total | Total Points Allowed | Most Sacks | Most Tackles For Loss

Rushing Attempts
RankRush Attempts (Game)OpponentYear
114Florida (12 yards)201
215at South Carolina (51 yards)2006
15South Florida (48 yards)2002
15Auburn (91 yards)1995
516at Texas A&M (32 yards)1966
617Baylor (89 yards)1964
17Missouri Mines (32 yards)1943
818Texas (2 yards)2014*
18at Rice (15 yards)1981
18North Texas (14 yards)1965
1119at Memphis (51 yards)1998
1220Texas A&M (65 yards)2015
20Troy (84 yards)2011
20Middle Tennessee (19 yards)1999
1522Kansas State (79 yards)2015
22Southwest Missouri State (47 yards)2000
22TCU (16 yards)1980
22Oklahoma State (-19 yards)1969
22SMU (-9 yards)1950
2023UT-Martin (139 yards)2015
23Tulsa (13 yards)1963
23Northwestern (La.) State (-2 yards)1947
*2014 Texas Bowl
RankRush Attempts (Season)Rush Yards AllowedYear
1355(765 yards)1965
2377(1,294 yards)1989
3382(907 yards)1962
4388(997 yards)1966
5390(1,050 yards)1998
6392(1,136 yards)1999
7393(1,198 yards)1987
8394(1,010 yards)1988
9400(970 yards)1964
10403(1,514 yards)2015
403(1,879 yards)2005
403(1,441 yards)1986
Rushing Yardage
RankRushing Yards Allowed (Game)OpponentYear
1-27Texas (25 rushes)*2000
2-25at Texas Tech (39 rushes)1981
3-23Tulsa (35 rushes)1973
4-20Pittsburg (Kan.) State (42 rushes)1936
5-19Oklahoma State (22 rushes)1969
6-15at Texas A&M (46 rushes)1970
7-9SMU (22 rushes)1950
8-5Wisconsin (28 rushes)**2007
9-2Northwestern (La.) State (23 rushes)1947
102Texas (18 rushes)***2014
115Louisiana-Lafayette (34 rushes)1995
128Kentucky (25 rushes)1998
1310at Ole Miss (34 rushes)2005
10TCU (34 rushes)1976
1511Louisiana-Monroe (24 rushes)1996
1611at TCU (26 rushes)1964
1712Florida (14 rushes)2016
1813Tulsa (23 rushes)1963
1914North Texas (18 rushes)1965
2016at TCU (22 rushes)1980
2118at SMU (24 rushes)1967
*2000 Cotton Bowl | **2007 Capital One Bowl
***2014 Texas Bowl
RankRushing Yards Allowed (Season)Rushing AttemptsYear
1756355 rushes1965
2907382 rushes1962
3970400 rushes1964
4997388 rushes1966
51,010394 rushes1988
61,050390 rushes1998
71,064420 rushes1982
81,131342 rushes1996
91,136392 rushes1999
101,145428 rushes1961
111,177421 rushes1963
121,198393 rushes1987
131,202408 rushes1969
Rushing Yards Per Game
RankRushing Yards Allowed Per Game (Season)Rushing Yards AllowedYear
175.6756 yards in 10 games1965
290.7907 yards in 10 games1962
391.81,010 yards in 11 games1988
495.51,050 yards in 11 games1998
596.71,064 yards in 11 games1982
697970 yards in 10 games1964
799.7997 yards in 10 games1966
899.81,198 yards in 12 games1987
9102.81,131 yards in 11 games1996
10103.31,136 yards in 11 games1999
11113.61,590 yards in 14 games2002
113.61,250 yards in 11 games1978
13114.51,145 yards in 10 games1961
Yards Per Rush
RankYards Per Rush Allowed (Game)OpponentYear
1-1.08Texas, (25 for -27 yards)*2000
2-0.86Oklahoma State (22 for -19 yards)1969
3-0.66Tulsa (35 for -23 yards)1973
4-0.64at Texas Tech (39 for -25 yards)1981
5-0.48Pittsburg (Kan.) State (42 for -20 yards)1936
6-0.41SMU (22 for -9 yards)1950
7-0.33Texas A&M (46 for -15 yards)1970
8-0.18Wisconsin (28 for -5 yards)**2007
9-0.09Northwestern (La.) State (23 for -2 yards)1947
100.11Texas (18 for 2 yards)***2014
110.15Louisiana-Lafayette (34 for 5 yards)1995
120.29at Ole Miss (34 for 10 yards)2005
0.29TCU (34 for 10 yards)1976
140.32Kentucky (25 for 8 yards)1998
150.42at TCU (26 for 11 yards)1964
160.46Louisiana-Monroe (24 for 11 yards)1996
170.48Tulsa (52 for 25 yards)1970
*2000 Cotton Bowl
**2007 Capital One Bowl
***2014 Texas Bowl
RankYards Per Rush Allowed (Season)Rushing Yards/AttemptsYear
12.13355 for 756 yards1965
22.37382 for 907 yards1962
32.43400 for 970 yards1964
42.53420 for 1,064 yards1982
52.56394 for 1,010 yards1988
62.57388 for 997 yards1966
72.66461 for 1,226 yards1951
82.67468 for 1,250 yards1978
92.68428 for 1,145 yards1961
102.69390 for 1,050 yards1998
Pass Attempts
RankFewest Pass Attempts (Game)OpponentYear
11at Rice (1 comp)1961
23at Texas (1 comp)1976
3at Texas (1 comp)1972
44at SMU (0 comp)1975
55at TCU (3 comp)1979
5at Texas (3 comp)1970
5Oklahoma State (0 comp)1953
86Texas A&M (5 comp)1976
6at Oklahoma State (3 comp)1975
6at Texas A&M (3 comp)1960
6TCU (4 comp)1955
RankFewest Pass Attempts (Season)CompletionsYear
112157 completions1961
12154 completions1960
312248 completions1954
414470 completions1957
14473 completions1953
614958 completions1955
716172 completions1948
816261 completions1950
916379 completions1947
1016484 completions1959
Pass Completions
RankPass Completions Allowed (Game)OpponentYear
10at SMU (4 attempts)1975
0Oklahoma State (5 attempts)1960
0at Texas A&M (8 attempts)1956
0Ole Miss (8 attempts)1956
0Oklahoma State (7 attempts)1953
0at Rice (8 attempts)1943
RankPass Completions Allowed (Season)Pass AttemptsYear
148122 attempts1954
254121 attempts1960
357121 attempts1961
458149 attempts1955
561162 attempts1950
670144 attempts1957
772161 attempts1948
873144 attempts1953
975192 attempts1974
1077166 attempts1964
Completion Percentage
RankCompletion Percentage Allowed (Season)Completions/AttemptsYear
10.37761 of 1621950
20.38958 of 1491955
30.39175 of 1921974
40.39348 of 1221954
50.41598 of 2361949
60.43080 of 1561951
70.43298 of 2271977
80.44187 of 1971975
90.44654 of 1211960
100.44772 of 1611948
110.455220 of 4842007
120.45790 of 1971972
Passing Yardage
RankPassing Yards Allowed (Game)OpponentYear
10at SMU (0-for-4)1975
0Oklahoma State (0-for-7)1960
0at Texas A&M (0-for-8)1956
0Ole Miss (0-for-8)1956
0Oklahoma State (0-for-5)1953
0NW Louisiana State (NA)1947
0at Rice (0-for-8)1943
83Pittsburg (Kan.) State (1-for-14)1936
96Houston (1-for-13)1977
6at Rice (1-for-1)1961
117Texas (1-for-12)1951
7Ole Miss (1-for-7)1945
RankPassing Yards Allowed (Season)Completions/AttemptsYear
153848 for 1221954
262957 for 1211961
364154 for 1211960
479758 for 1481955
583577 for 1661964
683972 for 1611948
786679 for 1631947
894984 for 1641959
995873 for 1441953
1096487 for 1851956
Passing Touchdowns
RankPassing Touchdowns Allowed (Season)Year
111977
221973
331975
31969
31964
31960
31959
841982
41979
41966
Interceptions
RankInterceptions (Game)OpponentYear
19SMU1970
28at SMU1951
37at Texas Tech1968
7Rice1966
56Mississippi State2003
6at Baylor1965
6at TCU1964
6Tulsa1963
95Florida International2007
5Louisiana-Monroe2006
5Wichita State1970
5Texas Tech1969
5Texas1955
5at Rice1949
Interception Return Yardage
RankInterception Return Yards (Game)OpponentYear
1136Ole Miss (3 returns)2014
2129at Mississippi State (2 returns)2006
3114Tulsa (6 returns)1963
4109at Texas (2 returns)1956
5105at Auburn (2 returns)2001
6100North Texas (2 returns)2007
794SMU (9 returns)1970
890at Texas Tech (7 returns)1968
Fewest Plays
RankFewest Plays (Game)OpponentYear
124Northwestern (La.) State1947
239at Rice1981
39at Rice1961
440Kentucky2012
40Baylor1964
40Abilene Christian1948
741Tulsa1961
842Southwest Missouri State2000
42at TCU1964
42Texas Tech1959
1143Texas*2014
1244Samford2013
44TCU1980
44at Texas A&M1962
1545TCU1982
45SMU1960
45Oklahoma State1960
*2014 Texas Bowl
RankFewest Plays (Season)Rush/PassYear
1549428 rush, 121 pass1961
2553432 rush, 121 pass1960
3566400 rush, 166 pass1964
4581382 rush, 199 pass1962
5592431 rush, 161 pass1948
6610446 rush, 164 pass1959
7616421 rush, 195 pass1963
8645496 rush, 149 pass1955
9646355 rush, 291 pass1965
10647461 rush, 186 pass1951
Fewest Yards
RankYards Allowed (Game)OpponentYear
1-17Pittsburg (Kan.) State (-20 rushing, 3 passing)1936
2-2Northwestern (La.) State (-2 rushing, 0 passing)1947
340Abilene Christian (26 rushing, 14 passing)1948
459Texas (2 rushing, 57 passing)*2014
564Northwestern (La.) State (32 rushing, 32 passing)1946
665TCU (28 rushing, 37 passing)1982
774Northwestern (La.) State (52 rushing, 22 passing)1961
877at Rice (71 rushing, 6 passing)1961
978Oklahoma State (-19 rushing, 97 passing)1969
1083Tulsa (62 rushing, 21 passing)1961
1186Rice (32 rushing, 54 passing)1982
1291Ole Miss (84 rushing, 7 passing)1945
1392at TCU, (55 rushing, 37 passing)1946
1493Tulsa (28 rushing, 65 passing)1974
*2014 Texas Bowl
RankYards Allowed (Season)Rushing/Passing YardsYear
11,7741145 rushing, 629 passing1961
21,805970 rushing, 835 passing1964
31,9711330 rushing, 641 passing1960
42,001907 rushing, 1094 passing1962
52,1361297 rushing, 839 passing1948
62,2091177 rushing, 1032 passing1963
72,4171468 rushing, 949 passing1959
82,4181226 rushing, 1192 passing1951
92,456756 rushing, 1700 passing1965
102,504997 rushing, 1507 passing1966
Fewest Yards Per Game
RankYards Per Game Allowed (Season)Yards/GamesYear
1177.41,774 in 10 games1961
2180.51,805 in 10 games1964
3197.11,971 in 10 games1960
4200.12,001 in 10 games1962
5213.62,136 in 10 games1948
6220.92,209 in 10 games1963
7241.72,417 in 10 games1959
8241.82,418 in 10 games1951
9244.12,685 in 11 games1978
10245.62,456 in 10 games1965
First Downs – Rushing
RankFewest First Downs Allowed -Rushing (Game)OpponentYear
10Northwestern (La.) State1947
21Florida2016
1Texas**2014
1Wisconsin*2007
1Southeast Missouri State2006
1Tulsa1966
1Texas A&M1965
1Texas A&M1963
1at TCU1964
92vs Kansas State***2015
2La.-Monroe2008
2at Ole Miss2005
2at Georgia2005
2at Mississippi State2000
2Southwest Missouri State2000
2TCU1982
2North Texas1965
2at Baylor1965
2Tulsa1965
*2007 Capital One Bowl | **2014 Texas Bowl | ***2016 Liberty Bowl
RankFewest First Downs Allowed - Rushing (Season)Year
1531965
2561962
3601964
601951
5651985
6661988
7681963
681961
681948
First Downs – Passing
RankFewest First Downs Allowed - Passing (Game)OpponentYear
10Chattanooga2007
0Tulsa1981
0Houston1977
0at SMU1975
0Rice1964
0Oklahoma St.1961
0Rice1960
0Oklahoma St.1960
0Texas A&M1956
0Ole Miss1956
0Oklahoma St.1953
0NW (La.) State1947
0Rice1943
141Vanderbilt2010
1Troy State2002
1Texas A&M1975
1Wichita State1964
First Downs – Total
RankFewest First Downs (Game)OpponentYear
10Northwestern (La.) State1947
22TCU1982
34at Rice1981
45at Texas A&M1962
5at Rice1961
5at Northwestern (La.) State1961
5Tulsa1961
RankFewest First Downs (Season)Rush/Pass/PenaltyYear
1104 60 rush, 38 pass, 6 penalty 1951
2106 68 rush, 32 pass, 6 penalty 1961
3114 68 rush, 41 pass, 5 penalty 1948
4117 60 rush, 43 pass, 14 penalty 1964
5121 56 rush, 56 pass, 9 penalty 1962
6122 81 rush, 32 pass, 9 penalty 1960
122 86 rush, 28 pass, 8 penalty 1950
8129 68 rush, 50 pass, 10 penalty 1963
9135 61 rush, 68 pass, 6 penalty 1982
135 NA rush, 46 pass, NA penalty1947
Total Points Allowed
RankFewest Points Allowed (Game) Year
10205 times (Most recent: Ole Miss, 2014)
RankFewest Points Allowed (Season)Total GamesYear
16111 games1933
26411 games1964
36910 games1924
47310 games1966
57610 games1934
68711 games1960
8710 games1936
88810 games1926
98910 games1937
109211 games1946
Most Sacks
RankMost Sacks (Season)Sack YardsYear
1403081998
239N/A1988
3372292010
372622006
372871995
6332482005
332491994
332481989
33N/A1985
10312241999
312001992
Most Tackles For Loss
RankMost Tackles For Loss (Season)TFL YardsYear
11034911998
2953782010
954702006
4913891999
913931978
6892622001
7873482002
8863732007
864052005
10853392009
852472003