1968 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1968 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1968 record 5–5 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Ray Nagel (3rd season)
MVP Ed Podolak
Captain Ed Podolak, Steve Wilson
Home stadium Iowa Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     10 0 0
No. 12 Michigan 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 5 2 0     6 4 0
Indiana 4 3 0     6 4 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 5 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     5 5 0
Illinois 1 6 0     1 9 0
Northwestern 1 6 0     1 9 0
Wisconsin 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1968 Big Ten Conference football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 21 No. 8 Oregon State* Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 21–20  
September 28 at TCU* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 17–28  
October 5 No. 5 Notre Dame* Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 28–51  
October 12 Indianadagger Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 34–38  
October 19 Wisconsin Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 41–0  
October 26 at No. 7 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 14–44  
November 2 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) W 35–28  
November 9 Northwestern Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 68–34  
November 16 No. 2 Ohio State Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 27–33  
November 23 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 37–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 8 Beavers 14 600 20
Hawkeyes 7 707 21

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Northwestern[edit]

Northwestern at Iowa
1 234Total
Wildcats 7 7146 34
Hawkeyes 14 28719 68
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Iowa Stadium
    Iowa City, IA
  • Game attendance: 44,876

It was a record-setting day for the Hawkeyes. Iowa established a Big Ten record for total offense with 639 yards (431 rushing). Ed Podolak rushed for 286 yards (setting Iowa and Big Ten records) and two touchdowns on 17 carries. His performance still ranks #2 on Iowa's single-game rushing list.[3] [4]

Illinois[edit]

After winning only 4 games combined over the previous three seasons, the Hawkeyes earned their 5th victory of the season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Hawk Sophs Prove Determination Can Be Valued over Experience" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 24, 1968. p. 4. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Podolak Captures Lead in Big 10 Rushing" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 12, 1968. p. 4. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Iowa Sets Mark". The Times (Shreveport). November 10, 1968. p. 39. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Seniors Close Careers on a Happy Note" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 26, 1968. p. 4. Retrieved January 7, 2018.