The 2011 Linfield College Wildcats finished the season with a 10-1 record and a final Division III ranking of #6 in the country. The 'Cats scored 39.9 points per game (11th best in NCAA) while only giving up 16.4 points per game (24th). The Linfield defense also led in the county with 47 sacks on the year and 115 tackles for loss.
Linfield won their 35th Northwest Conference Championship with an average margin of victory of 32 points per game vs NWC foes, had 20 players named All-NWC, Head Coach Joe Smith was named NWC coach of they year for the 3 season in a row, and the 'Cats Drew Fisher was named the NWC's defensive player of the year. 4 players selected All-West Region, and 3 players tapped as All-Americans.
The 'Cats also extended their All-Level record of consecutive winning seasons to 56 seasons (1956-Present) and made their 23rd playoff appearance (8th in Division III since joining in 1998).