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1958-1959 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Big Ten Champions and National Champions (Football Writers Association)Big Ten Champions and National Champions (Football Writers Association)

Summary: Iowa finished 8-1-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten Conference in 1958. The Hawkeyes won the 1958 Big Ten football championship and the 1959 Rose Bowl Game. The Football Writers Association of America named Iowa the 1958 college football national champion by awarding the team the 1958 Grantland Rice Award. It is the only national championship in Iowa football history. The Hawkeyes finished No. 2 in the final AP and UPI polls, which were released before the bowl games, behind LSU.

The final AP Poll ranking is the highest in school history. Iowa also finished No. 2 in the final UPI Poll in 1960. The Hawkeyes led the nation in total offense (405.9 yards per game), were ranked second in passing offense (170.0 yards per game), ninth in rushing offense (235.9 yards per game) and ninth in scoring offense (26.0 points per game).

Quarterback Randy Duncan was named the 1958 Big Ten Most Valuable Player and was selected to the 1958 All-Big Ten first team and the 1958 All-America first team (unanimous). He finished second in the 1958 Heisman Trophy voting behind Pete Dawkins of Army. In 1997 Duncan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. End Curt Merz was selected to the 1958 All-America first team. Halfback Willie Fleming was selected to the 1958 All-Big Ten first team. Thirty-four Iowa Hawkeyes, including Duncan, Merz and Fleming, won letters in 1958.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Forest Evashevski

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Opponent / Score


Full Game

Texas Christian

Iowa  vs  #6 Texas Christian  

W     17 - 0 

Air Force

#8 Iowa  vs  Air Force  

T     13 - 13


#17 Iowa  vs  Indiana  

W     34 - 13


#13 Iowa  @  #4 Wisconsin  

W     20 - 9 


#7 Iowa  vs  #8 Northwestern  

W     26 - 20 


#2 Iowa  @  Michigan  

W     37 - 14 


#2 Iowa  @  Minnesota  

W     28 - 6

Ohio State

#2 Iowa  vs  #16 Ohio State  

L     28 - 38 

Notre Dame

#6 Iowa  vs  #15 Notre Dame  

W     31 - 21 


#2 Iowa  vs  #16 California  

Rose Bowl

W     38 - 12 

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Vist the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame


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Alfred 'Al' Hinton

Alfred 'Al' Hinton (OL, DE)

Saginaw, Michigan [High]

Bernie Wyatt

Bernie Wyatt (RB)

Amityville, New York [High]

Bill DiCindio

Bill DiCindio (OL)

Dunmore, Pennsylvania [High]

Bill Lapham

Bill Lapham (C)

Des Moines, Iowa [???]

Bill Scott

Bill Scott

Iowa City, Iowa [High]

Bill Whisler

Bill Whisler (WR)

Yankton, South Dakota [High]

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]

Charles Lee

Charles Lee (OL)

Fair Oaks, California [High]

Curt Merz

Curt Merz (TE)

Springfield, New Jersey [Jonathan Drayton Regional]

David Watkins

David Watkins (TE)

Washington, DC [???]

Don Horn

Don Horn (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [???]

Don Norton

Don Norton (TE)

Anamosa, Iowa [High]

Don Shipanick

Don Shipanick (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Donald Tucker

Donald Tucker (RB, DB)

Chicago, Illinois [Tilden Technical]

Emery Pudder

Emery Pudder (OL)

Englishtown, New Jersey [High]

Ernest Mielke

Ernest Mielke (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Eugene Mosley

Eugene Mosley (RB)

East St. Louis, Illinois [High]

Gary Grouwinkel

Gary Grouwinkel (OL)

Columbus Junction, Iowa [Wapello]

Geno Sessi

Geno Sessi (RB)

St. Clairsville, Ohio [High]

Hugh Drake

Hugh Drake (OL)

Shenadoah, Iowa [High]

Jeff Langston

Jeff Langston (TE)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams (OL)

Tacoma, Washington [Lincoln]

Jess Vargo

Jess Vargo (C)

Lorain, Ohio [High]

John Brown

John Brown (RB)

Kansas City, Missouri [???]

John Burroughs

John Burroughs (OL)

Washington, DC [High]

John Nocera

John Nocera

Youngstown, Ohio [High]

John Sawin

John Sawin (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [???]

Kevin Furlong

Kevin Furlong (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [High]

Lloyd 'Buck' Humphreys

Lloyd 'Buck' Humphreys (C, LB)

Chicago, Illinois [Calumet]

Mac Lewis

Mac Lewis (OL)

Chicago, Illinois [Morgan Park]

Mark Manders

Mark Manders (OL)

Des Moines, Iowa [???]

Maurice Hanson

Maurice Hanson (TE)

Watertown, South Dakota [High]

Olen Treadway

Olen Treadway (QB)

Muskogee, Oklahoma [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]

Richard 'Dick' Clauson

Richard 'Dick' Clauson (TE)

Strawberry Ppint, Iowa [???]

Robert Yauck

Robert Yauck (OL)

Saginaw, Michigan [???]

Sherwyn Thorson

Sherwyn Thorson (OL)

Fort Dodge, Iowa [High]

Tom Moore

Tom Moore (QB, K)

Rochester, Minnesota [High]

Wilburn Hollis

Wilburn Hollis (QB)

Boys Town, Nebraska [High]

Willie Fleming

Willie Fleming (RB)

Detroit, Michigan [Hamtramck]


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