|1965 Iowa State Cyclones football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1965 record||5–4–1 (3–3–1 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Clay Stapleton (8th season)|
|Captain||Dick Kasperek, Jimmy Wipert|
|Home stadium||Clyde Williams Field|
|1965 Big 8 football standings|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1965 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1965 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 178 to 147. They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.
The regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Eppie Barney, left tackle John Chism, left guard Dennis Storey, right guard Rick Burchett, right tackle Larry Brazon, right end George Maurer, quarterback Tim Van Galder, halfbacks Les Webster and Tom Busch, and fullback Tony Baker.
The regular starting lineup on defense consisted of defensive ends Dennis Esselmann and Ernie Kennedy, defensive tackles Wayne Lueders and Sam Ramenofsky, defensive guards Bob Evans and Frank Belichick, linebackers Jim Wipert and Ron Halda, cornerbacks Doug Robinson and Larry Carwell, and safety Cal Lewis.
Steve Balkovec was the punter and placekicker.
|September 18||Drake*||W 21–0|
|September 25||Pacific*||W 38–13|
|October 2||at No. 3 Nebraska||L 0–44|
|October 9||at Kansas||W 21–7|
|October 16||at Colorado||T 10–10|
|October 23||Missouri||L 7–23|
|October 30||Oklahoma State||W 14–10|
|November 6||at Oklahoma||L 20–24|
|November 13||Kansas State||W 38–6|
|November 20||at New Mexico*||L 9–10|
- "1965 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1965-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 158. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
- 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.