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10/25/1986 (1986-1987)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#11 Iowa  vs  Northwestern  Northwestern #11 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Northwestern on 10/25/1986 -

W     27 - 20 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 67,250


It was the closest scoring game in the series since 1976, when Iowa squeaked by the Wildcats 13-10. Mark Vlasic hit a 93-yard touchdown pass to Quinn Early, the longest touchdown pass in Iowa history, boosting Iowa's lead in the second quarter to 17-0. Northwestern's Stanley Davenport rushed for 155 yards (including an 89-yard touchdown run). It was the first time the Hawks stingy defense has given up over 100 yards rushing this season.




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Total First Downs2214
Rushing Attempts5236
Rushing Yards295175
Rushing TDs11
Yards per Rush5.74.9
Passes Completed1313
Passes Attempts2532
Pass Completion %52%40.6%
Passing TDs11
Passing Yards201158
Passing Yards per Completion15.512.2
Passing Yards per Attempt8.04.9
Total Plays7768
% of Rushing Plays67.5%52.9%
% of Passing Plays32.5%47.1%
Total Offense496333
Yards per Play6.44.9
Lost Fumbles22
Penalty Yards6912
Yards per Penalty8.66.0
Possession Time32:0827:52

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