1939 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Team - Game Notes - Purdue


1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 0 0 4 4
Boilermakers 0 0 0 0 0

The Boilermakers had practiced all week to shut down Kinnick's passing, and Purdue's Jack Brown intercepted four Kinnick passes in the game. Iowa had an apparent touchdown negated by a false start on Ken Pettit in the first half, and turnovers killed the other Iowa drives. A fumble ended Purdue's only serious scoring threat of a scoreless first half.

The defensive struggle continued until early in the fourth quarter, when Iowa forced a punt deep in Purdue territory. Enich blocked the kick, and Prasse recovered to give Iowa field position. Though Iowa turned the ball over on downs, the Hawkeyes soon forced another Purdue punt, this time from Purdue's end zone. A bobbled snap allowed Iowa to tackle Brown for the safety and the game's first points.

A Kinnick punt late in the fourth quarter pinned Purdue deep in their own territory, and Iowa again forced Purdue to punt from their own end zone. Enich came crashing through the line for his second blocked punt of the game, and Brown recovered it in the end zone for another Iowa safety. Iowa then ran out the clock on one of the most bizarre final scores in Hawkeye football history.

Box Score - Iowa vs. Purdue, 11/4/1939
IA - Brown tackled for safety IA 2-0
IA - Brown tackled for safety IA 4-0
  • The Hawkeyes started Snider, Ken Pettit, Andruska, Bergstrom, and Enich on the line, Prasse and Evans at end, and Couppee, McLain, Murphy, and Kinnick in the backfield.
  • Ken Pettit, Andruska, Bergstrom, Enich, Prasse, Evans, Couppee, and Kinnick played all 60 minutes.
  • Dean injured his shoulder in the game and had to wear a brace for the remainder of the season.
  • The Hawkeyes were a road underdog for the third straight game, as Purdue had been an early favorite to win the Big Ten title.
  • Iowa held Purdue to 75 total yards for the game.
  • It was Homecoming in West Lafayette.
  • Anderson blasted Couppee at halftime, screaming, "When we get down on the goal line, there's just one guy on this football team that should get that football! Do you even know who he is? Why don't you meet Nile Kinnick!" Anderson then forced Couppee to walk over to Kinnick and "introduce" himself and shake his hand.
  • When the team returned to Iowa City, they were greeted by thousands of Hawkeye fans who led the team downtown in a spontaneous parade.
  • After the game, line coach Jim Harris quipped, "Enich hit a home run with the bases loaded."

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