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10/17/1981 (1981-1982)
Michigan Stadium [Ann Arbor, Michigan]

#12 Iowa  @  #5 Michigan  Michigan #12 Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ #5 Michigan on 10/17/1981 -

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 105,915
Kickoff Temp: 60° F


Hayden Fry and the Hawks get a huge win at #5 Michigan to keep Iowa's Rose Bowl hopes alive. This was Bo Schembechler's first loss to Iowa as the Michigan head coach. Tom Nichol kicked 3 field goals for the Hawkeyes. Another video of the game is available through the University of Michigan.




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Hayden Fry One thing is for sure. There are 105,000 fans cheering at the University of Michigan, but they don't make half as much noise at the 60,000 fans in Kinnick Stadium. It's just great to be back, and to see so many people. I've said it before. The Iowa fans are the greatest.
-- Hayden Fry

Hayden Fry Man, that was one great football game. I thought I fouled up a jillion times by playing it too close to the vest. But we put a lot of faith in our defense. Nobody expected us to win this football game except those guys over there in the next room. Nobody's heard of Iowa football for 20 years.
-- Hayden Fry


Total First Downs1915
Rushing Attempts5636
Rushing Yards171155
Rushing TDs00
Yards per Rush3.14.3
Passes Completed106
Passes Attempts1920
Pass Completion %52.6%30%
Passing TDs01
Passing Yards127108
Passing Yards per Completion12.718.0
Passing Yards per Attempt6.75.4
Total Plays7556
% of Rushing Plays74.7%64.3%
% of Passing Plays25.3%35.7%
Total Offense298263
Yards per Play4.04.7
Lost Fumbles11
Penalty Yards5033
Yards per Penalty8.311.0
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