Celebrating 125 Years: Top Games in IU FB History

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers will wear this patch celebrating the 125th year of Indiana University Football.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers will wear this patch celebrating the 125th year of Indiana University Football.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 10, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In celebration of the 125th year of football at Indiana University, will give Hoosier fans the opportunity to vote for the top 12 games in IU history. Each week during the regular season a game will be revealed, culminating in the No. 1 game in Hoosier lore the week of the Old Oaken Bucket Game.

    A panel consisting of former Hoosier players and current football directors of operations Mark Deal and Harold Mauro, former Indiana radio analyst Max Skirvin, current "Voice of the Hoosiers" Don Fischer, current IU pre-game, post-game and halftime voice Joe Smith, Herald-Times reporter Lynn Houser, long-time Hoosier sports information director and current IU assistant athletic director Kit Klingelhoffer and long-time Herald-Times sports editor Bob Hammel deliberated and came up with a list of the top 32 all-time games. Over the next two weeks, will reveal eight games at a time. After all 32 games are unveiled, fans will receive the opportunity to vote for their top 12.

    Here are the first eight games on the list:

    Indiana 6 Chicago 0
    Chicago, Ill.

    The Hoosiers first win over Amos Alonzo Stagg and the Maroons.

    Indiana 0 Purdue 0
    Nov. 21, 1925
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Inaugural Old Oaken Bucket Game played at the dedication of Memorial Stadium.

    Indiana 17 Purdue 6
    Nov. 24, 1934
    West Lafayette, Ind.
    In Bo McMillin's first Bucket Game, Don Veller's 82-yard touchdown run keeps Purdue from clinching the Big 10 championship.

    Indiana 54 Nebraska 13
    Oct. 9, 1943
    Lincoln, Neb.
    Bob Hoernschmeyer passes for six touchdowns and amasses 458 yards of total offense as the Hoosiers dominate the Cornhuskers.

    Indiana 13 Michigan 7
    Sept. 22, 1945
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Ben Raimondi throws two touchdown passes to Mel Groomes and Ted Kluszewski as the Hoosiers stun the sixth-ranked Wolverines in Ann Arbor.



    Indiana 7 Tulsa 2
    Oct. 27, 1945
    Bloomington, Ind.
    The Hoosiers defeat the undefeated and 14th-ranked Orange Bowl Champions at Memorial Stadium.

    Indiana 49 Minnesota 0
    Nov. 10, 1945
    Minneapolis, Minn.
    George Taliaferro scores three touchdowns in a romp over the 20th-ranked Golden Gophers.

    Indiana 26 Purdue 0
    Nov. 24, 1945
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Indiana finishes the 1945 season undefeated and wins the Big Ten championship with a whitewashing of the Boilermakers. The Hoosiers finish the year ranked fourth in the AP Poll.


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