Football

    Top Games in Memorial Stadium - No. 9

    Go Hoosiers! The 1977 win over Purdue marked the first time in 30 years that Indiana won back-to-back Old Oaken Bucket games.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The 1977 win over Purdue marked the first time in 30 years that Indiana won back-to-back Old Oaken Bucket games.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 1, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2009 campaign marked the Indiana football program's 50th season in Memorial Stadium. IUHoosiers.com will count down 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 then emailed their votes from this list, resulting in the top 12 games in Memorial Stadium history. Here is No. 9:


    INDIANA 21, PURDUE 10
    NOVEMBER 19, 1977

    With the score 14-10 and 8:54 remaining the Hoosiers took over possession on their own 16-yard line after an interception by Dale Keneipp and drove to the clinching touchdown - 84 yards and 17 plays, a drive that consumed 7:44.

    The Hoosiers completely dominated the statistics with 28 first downs and 338 yards rushing. Tailback Darrick Burnett was named UPI's Midwest Offensive "Player-of-the-Week" after carrying a record 43 times for 195 yards, while quarterback Scott Arnett gained 91 yards in 20 carries and hit on 7-10 passes for 64 yards.

    The win was the first time in 30 years that Indiana won back-to-back Old Oaken Bucket games against Purdue.


     

     

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