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Central Washington delivered one for the books

Tim Booth Associated Press

Central Washington coach John Zamberlin is a defensive guy. He played seven years in the NFL as a linebacker and takes great pride in how his defense plays.

When the Wildcats (6-2) scored 27 points in less than 90 seconds last weekend against Western Oregon – including three defensive touchdowns – it brought a smile to the coach’s face.

Turns out, it was an NCAA record as well.

The Division II Wildcats set the record in just 1 minute, 19 seconds of playing time in their 61-33 victory. The NCAA statistical service confirmed on Tuesday that the scoring blitz was a record for all NCAA divisions – no team has scored that many points in that short a period of time.

“You’re almost in disbelief,” Zamberlin told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “It was pretty exciting for the defense to score like that and demoralizing for the other team.”

The previous all-divisions record for “Most Points Scored in a Brief Period of Time” was held by Division III Mount Union, which scored 21 points in 33 seconds on Sept. 14, 1996, against Defiance.

The Division I record is held by Colorado State, which scored 20 points in 55 seconds against San Jose State in 1997. Kent State scored 21 points in 1:04 against Akron in 1996.

Pittsburg State held the previous Division II mark, scoring 21 points in 50 seconds against Missouri-Rolla last year.

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