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11/22/1980 (1980-1981)

Spartan Stadium [East Lansing, Michigan]

Iowa  @  Michigan State  Michigan State Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Michigan State on 11/22/1980 -

W     41 - 0 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 55,123
Kickoff Temp: 50° F
Start Time: 12:03 pm CST


In his final game as a Hawkeye, Keith Chappelle caught 10 passes from quarterback Pete Gales for 148 yards. He ended the season with 64 receptions for 1,028 yards. Gales passed for three touchdowns, going 17-32 for 249 yards. Lon Olejniczak caught one touchdown pass for 22 yards, kicked five points-after-touchdown, returned four punts (or 16 yards and averaged 32.8 yards on four punts. Reggie Roby kicked 2 FGs (39 and 48 yards).

The Iowa defense kept the Spartans out of the game, giving up 233 yards of total offense. The Spartan running game gained only 26 yards for the game. Iowa recorded 13 tackles and caused 93 yards in lost yardage.

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StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Total First Downs2117
Rushing Attempts3942
Rushing Yards13826
Rushing TDs20
Yards per Rush3.50.6
Passes Completed1715
Passes Attempts3237
Pass Completion %53.1%40.5%
Passing TDs30
Passing Yards249207
Passing Yards per Completion14.613.8
Passing Yards per Attempt7.85.6
Total Plays7179
% of Rushing Plays54.9%53.2%
% of Passing Plays45.1%46.8%
Total Offense387233
Yards per Play5.52.9
Lost Fumbles10
Penalty Yards82130
Yards per Penalty10.313.0
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