IU Football's Greatest Games - No. 11

    Go Hoosiers! Marv Woodson's interception return for a TD set the tone in a 12-7 IU victory.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Marv Woodson's interception return for a TD set the tone in a 12-7 IU victory.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 11, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In celebration of the 125th year of football at Indiana University, will reveal the top 12 games in IU history, voted on by Hoosier fans. Each week during the regular season a game will be revealed. This week we bring you No. 11 on the list, a dramatic, 12-7 victory over Purdue in 1962.

    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 33 all-time games.

    Fans then emailed their votes from this list, resulting in the top 12 games in Hoosier lore. The list will culminate with the top game in IU history being revealed the week of the Old Oaken Bucket game in November.


    On November 17, 1962, Coach Phil Dickens led his Indiana Hoosiers into Ross Ade Stadium for the annual Old Oaken Bucket clash. Indiana had not beaten Purdue in 15 years going into the game, but this year would be different.

    In one of the most spectacular plays in IU Football history, Marv Woodson's 92-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Hoosiers a thrilling 12-7 victory and possession of the Old Oaken Bucket. The jubilant Hoosiers gave Coach Dickens a well-deserved victory ride off the field. Indiana 12, Purdue 7 - No. 11 of the greatest games in the 125-year history of IU Football.

    No. 11 - Indiana 12, Purdue 7 - 11/17/62
    No. 12 - Indiana 6, Chicago 0 - 10/8/10
    Greatest Opener - INDIANA 30, IOWA 26 - 9/8/79




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