Iowa Hawkeyes Recap logo
Personalize this site

620 highlight videos and 583 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,200 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1387 players and 51 coaches.

10/8/2022 Football @ Illinois

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Football discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

10/22/2022 Football @ Ohio State

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Football discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

10/29/2022 Football vs Northwestern

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Football discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

Check back after the game for videos! View all upcoming games or buy tickets (all sports)

11/22/1986 (1986-1987)
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome [Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Iowa  @  Minnesota  Minnesota Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Minnesota on 11/22/1986 -

W    30 - 27 

Vote as a Favorite Game Vote as a Hated Game
Like or hate this game?
Login above to cast your vote!

Did not attend this game, click to mark as attended
Did you attend this game?
Login above to keep track

Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 65,000


The first half started poorly for Iowa after an interception in the end zone, and fumbling deep in Gopher territory. Minnesota's Chip Lohmiller kicked a 62-yard FG at the end of the half to put Iowa behind 17-0 at half. The kick distance set a Minnesota record and was one yard short of the Big Ten record while being the fifth longest in NCAA history.

But the Hawks would rally, scoring all 30 points in the second half, instigated by Mark Vlasic who started the second half for a floundering Tom Poholsky. Rob Houghtlin kicked a 49-yard FG to get Iowa on the board, but the big spark was Peter Marciano, who had an 89-yard punt return to cut the deficit to 17-10.

Iowa's offense was effective moving the ball, with a combination of running and passing to score 2 short TDs. Rick Bayless (a Minnesota native) rushed 19 times for 79 yards and 1 TD, enough to become only the 3rd Hawkeye to go over 1,000 yards in a season.

The Hawks took the lead 27-24 late in the 4th quarter, but were unable to stop the Gopher offense. With one minute remaining, Lohmiller kicked a 49-yard FG to tie the game at 27. At the end of the game, Iowa drove within long FG range, but Houghtlin missed a 51-yard field goal with 5 seconds left. However, Minnesota had 12 men on the field, and he made the 36-yard field goal on the next play to win it.




Game Summary Articles

+ Daily Iowan Game Recap
+ The Hayden Fry Show - Video Recap
+ Hawk Rap #7 - Game Highlights from KCRG-TV

Audio/Podcast Recap Podcasts/Videos

No recap podcasts added yet.
Contact us if you have a link to share.

View Box Scores and Stats on
No box score available. Contact us if you find a link.


Click to let us know if this video link is broken


Click to let us know if this video link is broken


No interesting player quotes found. Contact us if you think we are missing one.


No interesting coach quotes found. Contact us if you think we are missing one.


Total First Downs2220
Rushing Attempts2550
Rushing Yards82181
Rushing TDs13
Yards per Rush3.33.6
Passes Completed2312
Passes Attempts3721
Pass Completion %62.2%57.1%
Passing TDs10
Passing Yards332161
Passing Yards per Completion14.413.4
Passing Yards per Attempt9.07.7
Total Plays6271
% of Rushing Plays40.3%70.4%
% of Passing Plays59.7%29.6%
Total Offense414342
Yards per Play6.74.8
Lost Fumbles11
Penalty Yards4045
Yards per Penalty8.011.3
Possession Time25:3834:22

MinnesotaView detailed games stats against Minnesota >>>

View detailed games stats from the 1986-1987 season >>>

View more games from the 1986-1987 Football season >>>

MinnesotaView more Football games against Minnesota >>>



True or False? Iowa Football Struggles in Games on the West Coast

As a lifelong Iowa fan, I always felt that the football team struggled winning games on the West Coast. I would bet most fans would agree with that statement. After setting up this website, it is n...8/26/2020

Movie Review of 'Kinnick: The Documentary'

A much-anticipated movie was released today "Kinnick: The Documentary." Here are my thoughts after watching the 90-minute movie about the life of Iowa football star, Nile Kinnick, and why you should...8/24/2022

When Iowa Graced the Cover of Sports Illustrated in the 50's and 60's

I was in an antique store today, and they had old editions of Sports Illustrated. I browsed through the old magazines from the 50's and 60's, and wondered if Iowa was ever on the cover. I did a qu...1/4/2020

View all articles >>>

Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Minnesota on 11/22/1986 - - Summary of Iowa football and basketball games