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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  

Rose Bowl

W     35 - 19 

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %






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Alex Karras

Alex Karras

Gary, Indiana [Emerson]

Bill Lapham

Bill Lapham (C)

Des Moines, Iowa [???]

Bill Scott

Bill Scott

Iowa City, Iowa [High]

Bob Commings

Bob Commings (OL)

Youngstown, Ohio [East]

Bob Hain

Bob Hain (OL)

Davenport, Iowa [High]

Bob Jeter

Bob Jeter (RB)

Weirton, West Virginia [Weir]

Bob Prescott

Bob Prescott

Sioux City, Iowa [East]


Collins "Mike" Hagler

Washington, DC [Armstrong]

Curt Merz

Curt Merz (TE)

Springfield, New Jersey [Jonathan Drayton Regional]

Delmar Kloewer

Delmar Kloewer

Manilla, Iowa [High]

Dick Deasy

Dick Deasy

Chicago, Illinois [Lane Technical]

Dick Theer

Dick Theer

Davenport, Iowa [Central]

Don Ahlgren

Don Ahlgren

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [High]

Don Bowen

Don Bowen (OL)

East St. Louis, Illinois [High]

Don Dobrino

Don Dobrino (RB)

Mt. Olive, Illinois [High]

Don Horn

Don Horn (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [???]

Don Norton

Don Norton (TE)

Anamosa, Iowa [High]

Don Shipanick

Don Shipanick (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Don Suchy

Don Suchy

Belle Plaine, Iowa [High]

Ernest Mielke

Ernest Mielke (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Frank Gilliam

Frank Gilliam

Steubenville, Ohio [High]

Frank Rigney

Frank Rigney (OL)

East St. Louis, Illinois [Senior]

Fred Harris

Fred Harris

Bannockburn, Illinois [High]

Gary Grouwinkel

Gary Grouwinkel (OL)

Columbus Junction, Iowa [Wapello]

Gene Veit

Gene Veit

Clinton, Iowa [Lyons]

Geno Sessi

Geno Sessi (RB)

St. Clairsville, Ohio [High]

George Kress

George Kress

Dubuque, Iowa [Loras Academy]

Hugh Drake

Hugh Drake (OL)

Shenadoah, Iowa [High]

Jeff Langston

Jeff Langston (TE)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons (WR)

Chicago, Illinois [Lindblom]

Jim Willett

Jim Willett

Manson, Iowa [High]

John Burroughs

John Burroughs (OL)

Washington, DC [High]

John Nocera

John Nocera

Youngstown, Ohio [High]

John Sawin

John Sawin (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Jon Janda

Jon Janda

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [High]

Ken Ploen

Ken Ploen (QB)

Clinton, Iowa [High]

Kevin Furlong

Kevin Furlong (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [High]

Mac Lewis

Mac Lewis (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [Morgan Park]

Melvin Knotts

Melvin Knotts

Burlington, Iowa [High]

Orlando Pellegrino

Orlando Pellegrino

Chicago Heights, Illinois [High]

Paul Karras

Paul Karras

Gary, Indiana [Emerson]

Randy Duncan

Randy Duncan (QB)

Des Moines, Iowa [Roosevelt]

Ray Jauch

Ray Jauch (RB)

Mendota, Illinois [High]

Toni Hatch

Toni Hatch

Lancaster, Wisconsin [High]

William Happel

William Happel (RB, WR, DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [McKinley]


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