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1968 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 1968 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1968 Big Ten Conference football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers played their home games at Seventeenth Street Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by John Pont, in his fourth year as head coach of the Hoosiers.

1968 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1968 record6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Pont (4th season)
MVPHarry Gonso, Al Gage
Home stadiumSeventeenth Street Stadium
(Capacity: 48,344)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 21Baylor*No. 15
  • Seventeenth Street Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 40–36-
September 28at No. 12 Kansas*No. 13L 20–38-
October 5Illinois
  • Seventeenth Street Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 28–14-
October 12at IowaABCW 38–34-
October 19No. 18 Michigan No. 19
  • Seventeenth Street Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
L 22–2751,951
October 26Arizona*
  • Seventeenth Street Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 16–13-
November 2at WisconsinW 21–2051,666
November 9at No. 17 Michigan StateW 24–22-
November 16MinnesotaNo. 19
  • Seventeenth Street Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
L 6–2049,234
November 23at No. 12 PurdueL 35–38-
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1968 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 71 John Andrews So
C 53 Steve Applegate Jr
QB 14 Greg Brown So
WR 40 Jade Butcher Jr
G 63 Don DeSalle Jr
TE 81 Al Gage Sr
QB 16 Harry Gonso Jr
HB 17 John Isenbarger Jr
WR 88 Ken Long Sr
RB 10 Bob Pernell So
QB 18 Mike Perry Sr
T 79 Rick Spickard Sr
WR 89 Eric Stolberg Jr
RB 15 Rick Thompson So
G 73 Bill Wood So
QB 13 George Wortley Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Mike Adams Jr
S 33 Mike Baughman Jr
DE 80 Tom Bilanus Sr
DB 22 Nate Cunningham Sr
DT 60 Jerry Grecco Sr
S 20 Jay Mathias Jr
DB 21 Benny Norman Jr
LB 54 Karl Pankratz Jr
LB 46 Dan Silas So
LB 83 Jim Sniadecki Sr
DE 61 Cal Snowden Sr
DT 75 Bob White So
DT 97 Bill Wolfe Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

1969 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jim Sniadecki Linebacker 4 86 San Francisco 49ers
Cal Snowden Defensive end 9 227 St. Louis Cardinals
Robert Kirk Guard 16 391 Buffalo Bills

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1968 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "1968 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1969.htm