As you may know from reading our site, Mass-Dartmouth and WPI played to five overtimes last Friday night. Unfortunately, it’s not yet known if this is an NCAA record, because the NCAA does not track such a record at the Division III level.
What we know for sure is that there have been no five-overtime games in the 10-year history of D3football.com — there have been 18 games recorded as going to four overtimes but none longer. That leaves only the 1996, 1997 and 1998 seasons as possible years in which games could have gone to five overtimes. (Overtime was instituted for college football after the 1995 season.)
Anyone knowing of a five-overtime game involving a Division III school in those seasons, let us know, and we’ll check it out.