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12/30/1986 (1986-1987)
Sea World Holiday Bowl

Jack Murphy Stadium [San Diego, California]

#19 Iowa  vs  San Diego State  San Diego State #19 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs San Diego State on 12/30/1986 -

W     39 - 38 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 59,473


Rob Houghtlin's 41-yard field goal as time expired culminated an 18-point blitz in the final 8:39 and helped Iowa down San Diego State 39-38 in the ninth annual Holiday Bowl. The Hawkeyes stormed back on a pair of Mark Vlasic TD throws in the final period to take a 36-35 lead. SDSU's Kevin Rahill booted a 21-yard FG with 0:47 left to give the Aztecs a 38-36 advantage.

Kevin Harmon returned the ensuing kickoff to the SDSU 37-yard line, and Houghtlin kicked the game winner four plays later. Iowa was able to win only after converting two-point conversions following two of its final three touchdowns.

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Rob Houghtlin Hayden Fry loves Iowa. His players love him. The state loves him. There ain't nothing in Los Angeles. What I'm saying is no university in the world can offer him what Iowa offers him. Money's not an issue with Coach Fry. He's such a genuine man. If they offer him so much money, he won't go.
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StatisticsIowaSan Diego State
Total First Downs2117
Rushing Attempts4136
Rushing Yards141117
Rushing TDs32
Yards per Rush3.43.3
Passes Completed1521
Passes Attempts2933
Pass Completion %51.7%63.6%
Passing TDs23
Passing Yards222298
Passing Yards per Completion14.814.2
Passing Yards per Attempt7.79.0
Total Plays7069
% of Rushing Plays58.6%52.2%
% of Passing Plays41.4%47.8%
Total Offense363415
Yards per Play5.26.0
Lost Fumbles10
Penalty Yards1770
Yards per Penalty4.310.0
Possession Time30:1329:47

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