In the record book; three road games which were not kind to the Wildcats
The two biggest leads Linfield has blown in its football history were both against Californian Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., at Cal Luth’s Mt. Clef Stadium.
- The first was at the end of the 1977 season. On Nov. 19, 1977, in the NAIA playoffs, Linfield lost, 29-28. In this game, Linfield’s biggest lead – in the second quarter -- was by 21 points when the score was 21-0. It also led by 21-3 and 28-10 scores.
- The second was the 2010 season opener. In a non-conference game on Sept. 11, 2010, Linfield lost, 47-42. Linfield's biggest lead was 21 points at 28-7 with 5:23 left in the first half.
In summary, the Linfield Wildcats led the Cal Luth Kingsmen by at many as 21 points in their 1977 and 2010 games, but lost.
For the record, the third biggest blown lead for Linfield was in the Sept 29, 2007, Northwest Conference game in Salem, Ore., at Willamette. Linfield’s Wildcats lost, 33-32, to the Willamette Bearcats. In this game, Linfield’s biggest lead was by 19 points when the score was 19-0, at 14:40 in the second quarter after the Wildcats scored a touchdown but failed on a points-after-touchdown conversion run.