Iowa Hawkeyes Recap logo
Personalize this site

619 highlight videos and 582 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,199 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1384 players and 51 coaches.

10/1/2022 Football vs Michigan

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Football discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

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 >>

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

12/30/1983 (1983-1984)
Gator Bowl
Gator Bowl Stadium [Jacksonville, Florida]

#10 Iowa  vs  #11 Florida  Florida #10 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #11 Florida on 12/30/1983 -

L    6 - 14 

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: 81,293
Kickoff Temp: 35° F
Start Time: 7:13 pm CST


Cold weather stalled a couple of high-powered offenses in the 39th annual Gator Bowl as Florida defeated Iowa 14-6. The wind chill at game time was 13 degrees below zero. The Hawkeyes and Gators combined for six interceptions, 19 penalties and only seven of 31 third down conversions in the ragged contest. The play of the game took place with 1:08 left in the first half. Tom Nichol, attempting to punt out of his own end zone, misplayed a high snap and Florida's Doug Drew covered it for a touchdown. Nichol scored the Hawkeyes' only points on a pair of short field goals. Owen Gill led the Hawkeye offense with 83 yards rushing.




Game Summary Articles

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

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


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 Downs1614
Rushing Attempts4044
Rushing Yards114168
Rushing TDs01
Yards per Rush2.93.8
Passes Completed139
Passes Attempts3023
Pass Completion %43.3%39.1%
Passing TDs00
Passing Yards16792
Passing Yards per Completion12.810.2
Passing Yards per Attempt5.64.0
Total Plays7067
% of Rushing Plays57.1%65.7%
% of Passing Plays42.9%34.3%
Total Offense281260
Yards per Play4.03.9
Lost Fumbles10
Penalty Yards44105
Yards per Penalty6.38.8
Possession Time32:3027:30

FloridaView detailed games stats against Florida >>>

View detailed games stats from the 1983-1984 season >>>

View more games from the 1983-1984 Football season >>>

FloridaView more Football games against Florida >>>



Chuck Long 'Destined for Greatness' Book Released

Chuck Long is one of the most famous and successful quarterbacks in Iowa football history. It's a little strange this book hasn't come out earlier. The full book title is "Chuck Long: Destined for...10/31/2019

Legacy of Hayden Fry at Iowa

After Hayden Fry's death on December 18th, 2019, there was an amazing response on social media and in the news outlets about the impact he had on college football and the University of Iowa. Here a...12/19/2019

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 >>>

#10 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #11 Florida on 12/30/1983 - - Summary of Iowa football and basketball games