1968 Ohio Valley Ironmen (COFL) 2nd place Atlantic Division 9-3-0 .750
Head Coach: Lou Blumling
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/17/1968HMichigan Arrows45-7WMoundsville, WVMoundsville Stadium4800
Sat8/24/1968ACharleston Rockets21-20WCharleston, WVLaidley Field8500
Sun9/1/1968HQuad Cities Raiders63-6WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium6684
Sun9/8/1968HNorfolk Neptunes35-33WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium7852
Sat9/14/1968AArkansas Diamonds27-14WLittle Rock, ARQuigley Stadium5513
Sat9/21/1968ANorfolk Neptunes7-45LNorfolk, VAForeman Field16102
Sun9/29/1968HCharleston Rockets28-17WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium6413
Sat10/5/1968AAlabama Hawks28-7WHuntsville, ALMilton Frank Stadium4000
Sat10/12/1968ACharleston Rockets17-37LCharleston, WVLaidley Field8155
Sun10/20/1968HOklahoma City Plainsmen65-7WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium4714
Sat10/26/1968AOrlando Panthers7-52LOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl9874
Sun11/3/1968HChicago Owls35-24WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium3679
Sat11/9/1968AMichigan Arrows62-6WMidland, MI3250
Sun11/17/1968HOrlando Panthers14-9WWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium4320
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Ernie AdamsLOG5-1126323Central State (Ohio)
Jim AlcornQB6-019023Bethany (West Virginia); Pittsburgh; Clarion
Ted AndrickOG6-024024Ohio State
Bob BenjaminFL5-918025Northwood
Fred BristoDB6-018424Tennessee State
Hubie BryantFL5-1016822Minnesota
Ed ChlebekQB5-1117528Western Michigan
Jim CunninghamMLB5-1122129Pittsburgh
Dave DiceOG6-024023Miami (Florida)
Don DonatelliC6-225028Florida State
John EmbreeSE6-420124Compton CC
John FerraroDB5-1019022Edinboro
Chuck ForrestLCB-K5-1119025Murray State
Bill GlennonLDE6-324023Washington
Darryl LesserROT6-224524Washburn
Curt LucasTE6-524731none
Jerry MarionWR5-1017524Wyoming
Bill MessickK6-120023Lafayette
Larry MiddlebrooksDT6-728024Jackson State
Pete MillsRCB5-1118526Coffeyville CC; Wichita State
Jerry MooreROG6-025527Bethune-Cookman
Bill OlsavskyTE-P6-021029Indiana
Joe PabianRDT6-328025West Virginia
Dennis PenzaFS5-1018531St. Norbert
Don PettisFS6-118024Allen
Buddy PfaadtSS6-119024Eastern Kentucky
Mel RaineOB5-820021none
Joe RoundyRLB6-323022Puget Sound
Jim RussellLOT6-424625none
Jim SettlesLLB6-122222Central State (Ohio)
Ron SkosnikQB-P6-219825North Carolina State
Roger SmithLDT6-325524Fresno State
John SykesRB6-021024Florida A&M
Clyde ThomasHB5-1018729Ohio University
Bob TubbsRDE6-125027none
Bob TubbsMLB6-223523Northwestern
Merlin WaletFB5-1122525Louisiana State; McNeese State
Larry ZunichHB6-121023Richmond
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals
Opponents Totals
TEAM STATS1ST DOWNSRushPassPenPENYDS
Team Totals21292952572699
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Benjamin2000012
Hubie Bryant7000042
Ed Chlebek100006
John Embree9000054
Chuck Forrest0252366.7031
Curt Lucas3000018
Jerry Marion711100.000043
Bill Messick026070.0026
Buddy Pfaadt2000012
Mel Raine2000012
Ron Skosnik100006
John Sykes100006
Clyde Thomas2000012
Merlin Walet14000084
Larry Zunich4000024
Team Totals55525594.521020.00388
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Merlin Walet1586964.42111
Clyde Thomas823404.1241
John Sykes522554.9652
Larry Zunich301705.7373
Hubie Bryant56813.6490
Jerry Marion35217.3201
Mel Raine26481.8212
Jim Alcorn3103.390
Ron Skosnik500.061
Ed Chlebek6-7-1.221
Team Totals36815894.36522
Opponents Totals1273
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ed Chlebek16910964.55015329.114.1522011.8105.9108.4
Ron Skosnik472042.6233256.916.35236.448.552.2
John Sykes5240.027715.438.55100.0120.047.9
Merlin Walet100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals29817157.410926138.815.375268.7186.020201241290.4
Opponents Totals2173
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Hubie Bryant4584118.7516
John Embree4375217.5699
Jerry Marion1722513.2753
Clyde Thomas171589.3261
Curt Lucas1526417.6753
Merlin Walet1213511.3262
John Sykes7679.6230
Larry Zunich6579.5201
Bill Olsavsky55711.4260
Bob Benjamin45714.3311
Team Totals171261315.326
Opponents Totals2173
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Pfaadt611018.3552
Chuck Forrest58216.4270
Joe Roundy362.060
John Ferraro23015.0300
Jim Cunningham22010.0160
Dennis Penza2157.5150
Jerry Marion100.000
Don Pettis100.000
Pete Mills1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals2326011.3552
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bill Olsavsky29113639.2550
Ron Skosnik1875141.7531
Team Totals4839.3551
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Marion2330013.0711
Bob Benjamin1013213.2521
Team Totals3343213.1712
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Hubie Bryant1336628.2821
Jerry Marion2967923.4992
John Sykes12020.0200
Dave Dice11111.0110
Clyde Thomas11010.0100
Curt Lucas200.000
Darryl Lesser100.000
Team Totals48108622.6993
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals26190
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