IU Football's Greatest Games - No. 8
Oct. 3, 2009
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. 8, a 20-7 win over Notre Dame.
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. 8 - INDIANA 20, NOTRE DAME 7
On October 21, 1950 Indiana hosted Coach Frank Leahy and the defending National Champion Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Don Luft caught a touchdown pass from Lou D'Achille and Bobby Robertson had touchdown runs of 83 and three yards to propel the Hoosiers to a 20-7 upset of the 11th ranked Irish.
Indiana's defense limited the Fighting Irish to just 93 yards rushing and snared an interception as well. On special teams, the play of the day was a brilliant 61-yard punt return by Gene Gedman, giving IU the ball at the Notre Dame 19 en route to Luft's TD reception. The game would mark the final time Notre Dame would travel to Bloomington to play the Hoosiers.
Indiana 20, Notre Dame 7 - No. 8 of the greatest games in the 125 year history of IU Football.
No. 8 - Indiana 20, Notre Dame 7
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