Celebrating 125 Years: Top Games in IU FB History

    Go Hoosiers! Fans will get the chance to vote for the top 12 games in IU football history to celebrate the program's 125th year.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Fans will get the chance to vote for the top 12 games in IU football history to celebrate the program's 125th year.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 14, 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 second eight games on the list:

    Indiana 16 Purdue 14
    Nov. 22, 1947
    Bloomington, Ind.

    In Bo McMillin's final game at Indiana, Rex Grossman kicks a 30-yard field goal to give IU a fourth straight Old Oaken Bucket victory and a winning season.

    Indiana 20 Notre Dame 7
    Oct. 21, 1950
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Don Luft catches a touchdown pass and Bobby Robertson scores twice as IU defeats the defending national champion Fighting Irish in Notre Dame's last trip to Bloomington.

    Indiana 32 Ohio State 10
    Oct. 20, 1951
    Columbus, Ohio

    Gene Gedman scores two touchdowns as the Hoosiers upset Woody Hayes and the 17th-ranked Buckeyes.

    Indiana 6 Michigan State 0
    Nov. 8, 1958
    Bloomington, Ind.

    All-American Earl Faison blocks a field goal and runs 92 yards for a touchdown enabling the Hoosiers to win the Old Brass Spittoon for the first time.



    Indiana 12 Purdue 7
    Nov. 17, 1962
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Marv Woodson returns an interception 92 yards for a touchdown to give the Hoosiers the Old Oaken Bucket for the first time in 15 years.

    Indiana 27 Michigan 20
    Oct. 21, 1967
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    John Isenbarger passes for a touchdown and rushes for two more, including the game-winner with 1:10 to play.

    Indiana 19 Purdue 14
    Nov. 25, 1967
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Indiana wins the Big Ten championship and earns a trip to the Rose Bowl behind 155 yards rushing from Terry Cole.

    Indiana 20 Washington 13
    Sept. 25, 1976
    Seattle, Wash.

    Indiana defeats the Rose Bowl champions in Seattle behind the rushing of freshman Mike Harkrader.

    To see a list of the first eight games click here.


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