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1957 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1957 record4–5–1 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coachJim Myers (1st season)
CaptainJohn Falter, Marv Walter
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
Kansas 4 2 0     5 4 1
Colorado 3 3 0     6 3 1
Missouri 3 3 0     5 4 1
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 5 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 6 1
Nebraska 1 5 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 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 1957 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Jim Myers, the Cyclones compiled a 4–5–1 record (2–4 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 160 to 142.[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 Brian Dennis, left tackle Andris Poncius, left guard Bob Bird, center Jack Falter, right guard Dave Munger, right tackle Don Metcalf, right end Jim Stuelke, quarterback Marv Walter, left halfback Dwight Nichols, right halfback Jim Lary, and fullback Bob Harden.[2] John Falter and Marv Walter were the team captains.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dwight Nichols with 668 rushing yards and 751 passing yards, Brian Dennis with 252 receiving yards, and Dwight Nichols and Terry Ingram with 24 points each.[3][4] Dwight Nichols was selected as a first-team all-conference player.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21Denver*W 10–0
September 28at Syracuse*T 7–7
October 5at No. 1 OklahomaL 14–40
October 12at KansasW 21–6
October 19Missouri
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
L 13–35
October 26Kansas State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
L 10–14
November 2at Drake*L 0–20
November 9Nebraska
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 13–0
November 16South Dakota*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 33–0
November 23at ColoradoL 21–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1957 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1957-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 150. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. "1957 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1957.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.
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