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12/26/1984 (1984-1985)
Freedom Bowl

Anaheim Stadium [Anaheim, California]

Iowa  vs  #19  Texas  Texas Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #19 Texas on 12/26/1984 - HawkeyeRecap.com

W     55 - 17 


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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 24,093
Kickoff Temp: 55° F
Start Time: 7:26 pm CST

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The inaugural edition of the Freedom Bowl had Iowa leading 24-17 at halftime, then they blew the game open with 31 unanswered points in the third quarter to win 55-17. Chuck Long's passing performance surpassed all previous bowl games. Long completed 29-39 passes for 461 yards and six TDs despite a steady rain throughout the game. Iowa scored 31 unanswered points in the third quarter. Long's third quarter totals were 12-14 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns. Both Robert Smith (4 catches, 115 yards) and Bill Happel (8, 104) had over 100 yards receiving.

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Hayden Fry This is definitely the biggest win of my career. Being from Texas, you don't get the chance to beat the U of T very often. I have never had a victory more meaningful to me.
-- Hayden Fry


DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaTexas
Total First Downs2815
Rushing Attempts4135
Rushing Yards94115
Rushing TDs10
Yards per Rush2.33.3
Passes Completed3017
Passes Attempts4034
Pass Completion %75%50%
Passing TDs62
Passing Yards469185
Passing Yards per Completion15.610.9
Passing Yards per Attempt11.75.4
Touchdowns72
Total Plays8169
% of Rushing Plays50.6%50.7%
% of Passing Plays49.4%49.3%
Total Offense563300
Yards per Play7.04.3
Lost Fumbles23
Interceptions02
Turnovers25
Penalties46
Penalty Yards2750
Yards per Penalty6.88.3
Possession Time33:3226:28


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