IU Football's Greatest Games - No. 10
Sept. 18, 2009
b>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In celebration of the 125th year of football at Indiana University, IUHoosiers.com 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. 10 on the list, where Anthony Thompson carried IU to a 45-17 win over Wisconsin on a record day.
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.
GREATEST GAME NO. 10 - INDIANA 45, WISCONSIN 17
On November 11, 1989, history was made at Camp Randall Stadium. In a 45-17 win over the Wisconsin Badgers, All-American tailback Anthony Thompson rushed 52 times for an NCAA single game record 377 yards. Thompson also scored four touchdowns on the day, as IU scored the final 21 points of the game. So dominant was AT that he carried the ball on 52 of IU's 81 plays in the game and the Hoosiers threw the ball just once in the second half
The game capped off a brilliant career that saw AT score an NCAA record 67 touchdowns and win back-to-back Big Ten Most Valuable player awards. Thompson finished second in the 1989 Heisman Trophy balloting and is the only player in any sport at IU to have his jersey number retired.
Indiana 45 Wisconsin 17 - No. 10 of the greatest games in 125 years of IU Football.
No. 10 - Indiana 45, Wisconsin 17
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