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11/14/1981 (1981-1982)
Camp Randall Stadium [Madison, Wisconsin]

Iowa  @  Wisconsin  Wisconsin Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Wisconsin on 11/14/1981 - HawkeyeRecap.com

W    17 - 7 


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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 78,731

RECAP

Iowa's surprising 1981 march to the Rose Bowl included a defensive masterpiece. Wisconsin had an edge in that race to Pasadena when it hosted Iowa on Nov. 14, 1981. Madison had been awash in Rose Bowl hype the week of the game. But the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, on a Tom Nichol field goal and a pair of short touchdown runs by Phil Blatcher.

That's when Iowa coach Hayden Fry put all his chips on the shoulders of his defense and the leg of all-America punter Reggie Roby.

Wisconsin had just one first down and 29 yards of offense in that first half of the 17-7 loss. Iowa finished the game with just seven first downs, but moved the ball well enough to keep it out of Wisconsin's hands. And Roby averaged 53.7 yards on seven punts. One of his two 55-yarders went out-of-bounds on the Wisconsin 3.

The Badgers didn't score until quarterback Jess Cole connected with Thad McFadden on a 55-yard score with just more than 2 minutes remaining.

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DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaWisconsin
Total First Downs715
Rushing Attempts4036
Rushing Yards12343
Rushing TDs20
Yards per Rush3.11.2
Passes Completed1118
Passes Attempts1739
Pass Completion %64.7%46.2%
Passing TDs21
Passing Yards118190
Passing Yards per Completion10.710.6
Passing Yards per Attempt6.94.9
Touchdowns41
Total Plays5775
% of Rushing Plays70.2%48%
% of Passing Plays29.8%52%
Total Offense241233
Yards per Play4.23.1
Lost Fumbles12
Interceptions23
Turnovers35
Penalties143
Penalty Yards10115
Yards per Penalty7.25.0
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