Aug. 22, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2009 campaign marked the Indiana football program's 50th season in Memorial Stadium. IUHoosiers.com will give Hoosier fans the opportunity to vote for the top 12 games in Memorial Stadium history this season.
A panel consisting of former Hoosier player and Director of Operations Harold Mauro, former player and current Athletic Director for Football Operations Mark Deal, former IU 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 all-time games.
Fans can vote for their top 12 by emailing their selections to firstname.lastname@example.org. IUHoosiers.com will count down the greatest games in Memorial Stadium history during the regular season.
Here are the all-time top games as selected by the panel:
Indiana 27 Purdue 24
November 17, 2007
Austin Starr kicks a 49-yard field goal with 30 seconds to play to send IU to the Insight Bowl in front of a packed house at Memorial Stadium.
Indiana 31 Iowa 28
October 14, 2006
Will Meyers halts Iowa's final drive with an acrobatic interception in the final minutes to preserve the victory. James Hardy caught three TD's as Terry Hoeppner's Hoosiers knocked off the 13th-ranked Hawkeyes.
Indiana 32 Wisconsin 29
October 12, 2002
The Hoosiers upset the 23rd-ranked Badgers behind Gibran Hamdan.
Indiana 13 Purdue 7
November 24, 2001
Goal-line stand secures the Bucket victory.
Indiana 51 Minnesota 43
October 21, 2000
Antwaan Randle El becomes the only player in Big Ten history to rush for 200 yards and pass for 200 yards in a single game.
Indiana 34 Illinois 31
October 2, 1999
The Hoosiers cap their fourth-quarter comeback with the first overtime win in school history.
Indiana 45 Western Michigan
September 12, 1998
Antwaan Randle El racks up 467 yards of total offense in his collegiate debut.
Indiana 24 Purdue 22
November 23, 1991
The Hoosiers clinch a Copper Bowl bid.
Indiana 13 Kentucky 10
September 21, 1991
Vaughn Dunbar's late touchdown wins the Bourbon Barrel.
Indiana 58 Missouri 7
September 22, 1990
This remains the largest margin of victory in Memorial Stadium history.
Indiana 46 Iowa 34
October 29, 1988
Anthony Thompson rushes for three touchdowns and 168 yards.
Indiana 36 Kentucky 15
September 17, 1988
"Lock the Gates"
The Hoosiers pound Kentucky in lopsided rivalry victory.
Indiana 41 Ohio State 7
October 8, 1988
"Darkest Day II"
Anthony Thompson rushes for 191 yards and four first half touchdowns as the Hoosiers pound the Buckeyes.
Indiana 35 Purdue 14
November 21, 1987
The 1987 Hoosiers became the only team in IU history to defeat Ohio State, Michigan and Purdue in the same season.
Indiana 14 Michigan 10
October 24, 1987
Bill Reisert's blocked punt sets up Indiana's first touchdown and Dave Schnell punches in the winning score. The 15th-ranked Hoosiers knock off the 20th-ranked Wolverines in front of a raucous crowd of 51,240 at Memorial Stadium.
Indiana 20 Purdue 17
November 21, 1981
Babe Laufenberg guides IU offense and Steve Mitchell's interception in the end zone with one minute to play foils Purdue.
Indiana 14 Washington 7
September 23, 1978
Joe Norman and Darrick Burnett lead the win over the 15th-ranked Huskies.
Indiana 21 Purdue 10
November 19, 1977
Indiana wins consecutive Bucket games for first time in 30 years.
Indiana 34 Minnesota 22
October 29, 1977
Ric Enis rushes for 210 yards to lead the Hoosiers over No. 19 Golden Gophers.
Indiana 24 LSU 21
September 17, 1977
Trailing 21-10 in the fourth quarter, IU rallies behind Ric Enis and quarterback Scott Arnett for the come-from-behind victory.
Indiana 38 Purdue 31
November 20, 1971
"The Bucket Brawl"
Considered the most intense Bucket game in Memorial Stadium.
Indiana 40 Baylor 36
September 21, 1968
The Hoosiers win a wild season opener.
Indiana 19 Purdue 14
November 25, 1967
Indiana wins the Big Ten championship and earns a trip to the Rose Bowl behind 155 yards rushing from Terry Cole.
Indiana 21 Iowa 17
October 14, 1967
Harry Gonso's first down on a fake field goal sets up his game-winning TD pass to Jade Butcher with 50 seconds left.
Indiana 12 Kentucky 10
September 23, 1967
Fourth-quarter touchdown sets the tone for a magical year.
Indiana 27 Michigan State 20
October 17, 1964
Indiana upsets the 20th-ranked Spartans behind Tom Nowatzke and Bill Malinchak.
Indiana 34 Marquette 8
October 15, 1960
The Hoosiers first win at Memorial Stadium.