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1958 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1958 record4–6 (0–6 Big 7)
Head coachClay Stapleton (1st season)
CaptainGale Gibson
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
Missouri 4 1 1     5 4 1
Colorado 4 2 0     6 4 0
Kansas 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Nebraska 1 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     4 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (renamed Iowa State University in 1959) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their first year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 4–6 record (0–6 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 127 to 88.[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 Jim Winstead, left tackle Charles Martin, left guard Ray Fauser, center Arden Esslinger, right guard Jerry Donohue, right tackle Larry Van Der Heyden, right end Gale Gibson, quarterback Cliff Rick, left halfback Dwight Nichols, right halfback Tom Watkins, and fullback Chuck Lamson.[2] Gale Gibson was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dwight Nichols with 815 rushing yards and 357 passing yards, Gale Gibson with 148 receiving yards, and Bob Harden with 42 points scored (seven touchdowns).[3][4] Dwight Nichols was selected as a first-team all-conference player.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20Drake*W 33–0
September 27at Arizona*W 14–0
October 4at NebraskaL 6–7
October 11Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–7
October 18Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–20
October 25at MissouriL 6–14
November 1South Dakota*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 53–0
November 8No. 6 Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–20
November 15at Kansas StateL 6–14
November 21at San Jose State*W 9–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1958 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1958-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 151. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. "1958 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1958.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.
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