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9/26/1981 (1981-1982)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  #6 UCLA  UCLA Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #6 UCLA on 9/26/1981 -

W    20 - 7 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 60,004
Start Time: 1:05 pm CST


The Hawkeyes' 20-7 mastery over #6 UCLA Saturday in Kinnick Stadium was just another example of playing the role of "giant killer." The Bruins were ranked No. 7 in the country going into the game, but will fall in the polls, just as Nebraska did after Iowa's season opener. The format was also similar to the Nebraska game, a lot of defense, ball control by the offense and an excellent kicking game. Tom Nichol kicked two field goals, and defensive lineman Mark Bortz recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown after a sack from Dave Browne and Andre Tippett. It was the 100th career win for Hayden Fry, who received the game ball. The fans were so excited during the game that the UI athletic department had to pay $15,000 to fix damage to the fiberglass bleachers. The win allowed the Hawks to enter the Top 20 AP and UPI rankings for the first time since the early 1960's.




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Total First Downs217
Rushing Attempts6331
Rushing Yards27935
Rushing TDs11
Yards per Rush4.41.1
Passes Completed77
Passes Attempts1717
Pass Completion %41.2%41.2%
Passing TDs00
Passing Yards5786
Passing Yards per Completion8.112.3
Passing Yards per Attempt3.45.1
Total Plays8048
% of Rushing Plays78.8%64.6%
% of Passing Plays21.3%35.4%
Total Offense336121
Yards per Play4.22.5
Lost Fumbles32
Penalty Yards5026
Yards per Penalty7.18.7
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