A Look at the Top Games in Memorial Stadium History

    Go Hoosiers! Antwaan Randle El had his hand in a few of the top games in Memorial Stadium history.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Antwaan Randle El had his hand in a few of the top games in Memorial Stadium history.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 22, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2009 campaign marked the Indiana football program's 50th season in Memorial Stadium. 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 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
    30 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.


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