Iowa State University

1968 - 74 Cyclones
(Authentic Reproduction)




Johnny Majors was a genuine football hero. Runner-up to Paul Hornung in the 1956 Heisman vote, he was the SEC MVP for two seasons, national back of the year, and had led the Tennessee Volunteers to an undefeated season his senior year. In the Tennessee Single Wing, Majors ran, passed, kicked, caught, blocked, punted, and did everything but clean the concession stands. He became an assistant at Mississippi State and then at Arkansas, and the Cyclones were glad to have him, their third consecutive former Vol, because of his reputation and the pedigree of being part of Frank Broyles' great staff in Fayettville. There would be no instant miracles utilizing the Arkansas monster defense as the Cyclones went 3-7, a "usual" mark for them, and every opponent scored in double-digits. John Warder was again a solid QB with 1539 total yards and WB Jeff Allen averaged 5.4 yards per carry. DT George Dimitri was an All Conference defender with little help. As most new head coaches are wont to do, Majors introduced a new uniform that included a Sunflower gold helmet with a white one-inch center stripe. He flanked the center stripe with three-quarter-inch Cardinal stripes and on each side of the helmet, placed a Cardinal "ISU" logo that was arranged diagonally.

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