Iowa State University

1967 Cyclones
(Authentic Reproduction)




Prior to the start of the '67 season, Coach Stapleton announced that he would devote all of his time and attention to the Athletic Director post when the year was over. He began what turned out to be a difficult season, by adding a decal to each side of the gold helmet that depicted a walking Cardinal, the "Cy" mascot that was created in 1954 by members of the student body. The futility of the season was emphasized by his leading rusher, HB Ben King, tallying but 388 yards. The overmatched offense had problems and the Cyclones were shut out three times and scored only a field goal in a fourth game while posting a dismal 2-8 mark. QB John Warder had decent total yardage numbers with 1220 and WB Tom Busch finished his distinguished career before playing in the CFL for a year, but ISU just couldn't score. NG Willie Muldrew was the defensive star on a squad that gave up fifty-plus points twice. Stapleton later made a name for himself as an athletic director at Iowa State, Vanderbilt, and Florida State but in December of 1967, needed to hire a new football coach.

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