Coach Dick Colman, left, with Cosmo Iacavazzi â65 in 1964. (PAW Archives)
At halftime of this weekendâs Princeton-Harvard game, the University will honor the 1964 Tigers football team, which completed the programâs last perfect season 50 years ago this fall. The team included a trio of All-Americans â running back Cosmo Iacavazzi â65, linebacker Stas Maliszewski â66, and kicker Charlie Gogolak â66 â as well as future College Football Hall of Fame coach Dick Colman.
[caption id="attachment_9964" align="alignright" width="300"] Bill Bradley â65, left, with Iacavazzi at Commencement. (PAW Archives)[/caption]
The 1964 Tigers beat Harvard 16-0 in the last game of a four-week shutout streak. Princetonâs defense surrendered just 53 points in the nine-game season. In the final game, a 17-12 win over Cornell, Iacavazzi scored a touchdown to raise his career scoring total to 186 points, breaking a 51-year-old record previously held by Hobey Baker 1914. Iacavazzi had the rare distinction of appearing on PAWâs cover twice in his senior year, first in the fall, alongside Colman, and also in July, next to basketball star Bill Bradley â65 at Commencement. (Bradley, not to be outdone, was on PAWâs cover three times that year.)