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10/3/1981 (1981-1982)
Ryan Field [Evanston, Illinois]

#18 Iowa  @  Northwestern  Northwestern #18 Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Northwestern on 10/3/1981 -

W    64 - 0 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 30,113
Start Time: 1:00 pm CST


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Hayden Fry Do you think those guys [voters] were drunk over the weekend? Super - that's great. It's been a long time, hasn't it? There's no accurate way to rank teams, but I guess if it's a prestigious thing, I'm grateful to be in the top 20. They [Iowa players] probably appreciate the ranking like I do - zip.
-- Hayden Fry
Jokingly said after hearing about Iowa being ranked in the Top 20 for the first time in about 20 years.


Total First Downs258
Rushing Attempts5131
Rushing Yards2776
Rushing TDs50
Yards per Rush5.40.2
Passes Completed1012
Passes Attempts1825
Pass Completion %55.6%48%
Passing TDs20
Passing Yards16772
Passing Yards per Completion16.76.0
Passing Yards per Attempt9.32.9
Total Plays6956
% of Rushing Plays73.9%55.4%
% of Passing Plays26.1%44.6%
Total Offense44478
Yards per Play6.41.4
Lost Fumbles02
Penalty Yards9555
Yards per Penalty9.56.9
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