The most punts in college football history happened in 1939
Texas Tech and Centenary faced off in one of the craziest games in college football history on Nov. 11, 1939.
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A driving rainstorm turned the field into a sloppy mess and neither offense could move the ball by running or passing. Each team repeatedly punted the ball in hopes the other would fumble the return and they would be able to recover it with good field position.
The teams combined for an NCAA record 77 punts. Yes, 77 punts, 67 of which came on first down.
There were 14 fumbles but neither team could turn those mistakes into a score. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Texas Tech finished the game with -1 total yards while Centenary gained a whopping 31.
Thirteen NCAA records were set during the game, the most for any contest in history, according to Steve Boda, a retired associate director of NCAA statistics. Among the most incredible records from the game: Texas Tech punter Charlie Calhoun had 1,318 yards punting.