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1951 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1951 record4–4–1 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coachAbe Stuber (5th season)
CaptainStan Campbell
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Oklahoma 6 0 0     8 2 0
Colorado 5 1 0     7 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0     8 2 0
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 4 1
Missouri 2 4 0     3 7 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     0 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1951 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 4–4–1 record (2–4 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 216 to 211.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Mal Schmidt, left tackle Jack Lessin, left guard Stan Campbell, center Rollie Arns, right guard Carl Brettschneider, right tackle Bob Mateson, right end Bob Voetberg, quarterback Dick Mann, left halfback Dick Cherpinsky, right halfback Frank Congiardo, and fullback Maury Schnell.[2] Stan Campbell was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Frank Congiardo with 315 rushing yards, Rich Mann with 1,296 passing yards, Mal Schmidt with 547 receiving yards, and Stan Cozzi with 36 points (six touchdowns) each.[3] Three Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: Stan Campbell, Rich Mann, and Mal Schmidt.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22[[{{{school}}}|Wayne State]]*W 53–21
September 29at KansasL 33–53
October 6at Marquette*T 6–6
October 13Kansas State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 32–6
October 20Missouri
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 21–14
October 27at Drake*W 13–0
November 3at ColoradoL 20–47
November 10Nebraska
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 27–34
November 17at No. 12 OklahomaL 6–35
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "1951 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1951-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 144. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.
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