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9/20/1986 (1986-1987)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Northern Illinois  Northern Illinois Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Northern Illinois on 9/20/1986 -

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 66,930
Start Time: 1:05 pm CST


Rick Bayless compiled 154 first half yards in seven carries, including an 87-yard touchdown, tying him for fourth place in Iowa history with Ed Podolak for the longest run from scrimmage. Iowa pounded out 465 total yards on offense, and the defense was also sound, limiting the Huskies to just 159 yards, and recovering five fumbles.

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StatisticsIowaNorthern Illinois
Total First Downs2012
Rushing Attempts4052
Rushing Yards32887
Rushing TDs60
Yards per Rush8.21.7
Passes Completed115
Passes Attempts2210
Pass Completion %50%50%
Passing TDs20
Passing Yards13772
Passing Yards per Completion12.514.4
Passing Yards per Attempt6.27.2
Total Plays6262
% of Rushing Plays64.5%83.9%
% of Passing Plays35.5%16.1%
Total Offense465159
Yards per Play7.52.6
Lost Fumbles15
Penalty Yards9640
Yards per Penalty8.78.0
Possession Time25:1834:42

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