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1956-1957 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Big Ten Champions and National Champions (Football Research)Big Ten Champions and National Champions (Football Research)

Summary: The Hawkeyes were champions of the Big Ten Conference and beat the Oregon State Beavers in the 1957 Rose Bowl, a rematch of a regular season game. They finished with a 9-1 record (5-1 in Big Ten), and ended the year ranked #3 in the nation. They were named National Champions by Football Research. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Ken Ploen with 386 passing yards, Ploen with 487 rushing yards, Ploen with 873 total yards, and Jim Gibbons with 255 receiving yards. Tackle Alex Karras was selected as a first-team All-American.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Forest Evashevski

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Opponent / Score


Full Game


Iowa  @  Indiana  

W     27 - 0

Oregon State

#20 Iowa  vs  Oregon State  

W     14 - 13  


Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  

W     13 - 7


#12 Iowa  vs  Hawaii  

W     34 - 0


#12 Iowa  @  Purdue  

W     21 - 20  


#7 Iowa  vs  #17 Michigan  

L     14 - 17  


#15 Iowa  @  #6 Minnesota  

W     7 - 0  

Ohio State

#7 Iowa  vs  #6 Ohio State  

W     6 - 0  

Notre Dame

#3 Iowa  vs  Notre Dame  

W     48 - 8  

Oregon State

#3 Iowa  vs  #10 Oregon State  

W     35 - 19  

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Vist the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame


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Don Ahlgren

Don Ahlgren

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [High]

Don Bowen

Don Bowen (OL)

East St. Louis, Illinois [High]

John Burroughs

John Burroughs (OL)

Washington, DC [High]

Bob Commings

Bob Commings (OL)

Youngstown, Ohio [East]

Dick Deasy

Dick Deasy

Chicago, Illinois [Lane Technical]

Don Dobrino

Don Dobrino (RB)

Mt. Olive, Illinois [High]

Hugh Drake

Hugh Drake (OL)

Shenadoah, Iowa [High]

Randy Duncan

Randy Duncan (QB)

Des Moines, Iowa [Roosevelt]

Kevin Furlong

Kevin Furlong (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [High]

Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons (WR)

Chicago, Illinois [Lindblom]

Frank Gilliam

Frank Gilliam (DE)

Steubenville, Ohio [High]

Gary Grouwinkel

Gary Grouwinkel (OL)

Columbus Junction, Iowa [Wapello]

Collins 'Mike' Hagler

Collins 'Mike' Hagler

Washington, DC [Armstrong]

Bob Hain

Bob Hain (OL)

Davenport, Iowa [High]

William Happel

William Happel (RB, WR, DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [McKinley]

Fred Harris

Fred Harris

Bannockburn, Illinois [High]

Toni Hatch

Toni Hatch

Lancaster, Wisconsin [High]

Don Horn

Don Horn (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [???]

Jon Janda

Jon Janda

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [High]

Ray Jauch

Ray Jauch (RB)

Mendota, Illinois [High]

Bob Jeter

Bob Jeter (RB)

Weirton, West Virginia [Weir]

Alex Karras

Alex Karras

Gary, Indiana [Emerson]

Paul Karras

Paul Karras

Gary, Indiana [Emerson]

Delmar Kloewer

Delmar Kloewer

Manilla, Iowa [High]

Melvin Knotts

Melvin Knotts

Burlington, Iowa [High]

George Kress

George Kress

Dubuque, Iowa [Loras Academy]

Jeff Langston

Jeff Langston (TE)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Bill Lapham

Bill Lapham (C)

Des Moines, Iowa [???]

Mac Lewis

Mac Lewis (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [Morgan Park]

Curt Merz

Curt Merz (TE)

Springfield, New Jersey [Jonathan Drayton Regional]

Ernest Mielke

Ernest Mielke (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

John Nocera

John Nocera

Youngstown, Ohio [High]

Don Norton

Don Norton (TE)

Anamosa, Iowa [High]

Orlando Pellegrino

Orlando Pellegrino

Chicago Heights, Illinois [High]

Ken Ploen

Ken Ploen (QB, DB)

Clinton, Iowa [High]

Bob Prescott

Bob Prescott

Sioux City, Iowa [East]

Frank Rigney

Frank Rigney (OL)

East St. Louis, Illinois [Senior]

John Sawin

John Sawin (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Bill Scott

Bill Scott

Iowa City, Iowa [High]

Geno Sessi

Geno Sessi (RB)

St. Clairsville, Ohio [High]

Don Shipanick

Don Shipanick (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Don Suchy

Don Suchy

Belle Plaine, Iowa [High]

Dick Theer

Dick Theer

Davenport, Iowa [Central]

Gene Veit

Gene Veit

Clinton, Iowa [Lyons]

Jim Willett

Jim Willett

Manson, Iowa [High]


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