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1962 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1962 record5–5 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coachClay Stapleton (5th season)
CaptainJim Clapper
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oklahoma 7 0 0     8 3 0
Missouri 5 1 1     8 1 2
Nebraska 5 2 0     9 2 0
Kansas 4 2 1     6 3 1
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Colorado 1 6 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1962 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 5–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and scored the same number of points (235) as they allowed on defense.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Larry Schreiber, left tackle John Van Sicklen, left guard Tim Brown, center Ray Steffy, right guard Dick Walton, right tackle Norm Taylor, right end John McGonegle, quarterback Larry Switzer, halfbacks Dave Hoppmann and Otis Williams, and fullback Tim Vaughn. Larry Schreiber was the placekicker.[2] Jim Clapper was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Hoppmann with 798 rushing yards, 679 passing yards, and 66 points (11 touchdowns), and Dick Limerick with 296 receiving yards.[3][4] Hoppman was selected as a first-team all-conference player.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15Drake*W 14–7
September 22at Oregon State*L 35–39
October 6at NebraskaL 22–36
October 13Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 8–29
October 20Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 57–19
October 27at MissouriL 6–21
November 3at Oklahoma StateW 34–7
November 10Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–41
November 17at Kansas StateW 28–14
November 24Ohio*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 31–22
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1962 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1962-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 155. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. "1962 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1962.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.
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