Iowa Hawkeyes Recap logo
Personalize this site

633 highlight videos and 596 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,214 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1417 players and 51 coaches.

12/6/2022 Basketball vs Duke

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

12/8/2022 Basketball vs Iowa State

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

12/11/2022 Basketball vs Wisconsin

Buy Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball discount tickets Buy Tickets >>

Check back after the game for videos! View all upcoming games or buy tickets (all sports)


9/22/1979 (1979-1980)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  #7 Nebraska  Nebraska Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #7 Nebraska on 9/22/1979 -

L    21 - 24 

Vote as a Favorite Game Vote as a Hated Game
Like or hate this game?
Login above to cast your vote!

Did not attend this game, click to mark as attended
Did you attend this game?
Login above to keep track

Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 60,055
Kickoff Temp: 65° F
Start Time: 1:05 pm CST


Iowa jumped out to an early lead on two Dean McKillip 2-yard TD runs, and forced 5 Nebraska fumbles, but couldn't pull the upset. Keith Chappelle caught a 29-yard TD pass from Pete Gales to put the Hawks up 21-7 in the 3rd quarter, but couldn't hang on, giving up 2 TDs and a 30-yard field goal with 5 minutes remaining.




Game Summary Articles

+ HuskerMax Recap
+ CR Gazette Recap

Audio/Podcast Recap Podcasts/Videos

No recap podcasts added yet.
Contact us if you have a link to share.

View Box Scores and Stats on
No box score available. Contact us if you find a link.


No interesting player quotes found. Contact us if you think we are missing one.


No interesting coach quotes found. Contact us if you think we are missing one.


Total First Downs1120
Rushing Attempts3669
Rushing Yards85244
Rushing TDs23
Yards per Rush2.43.5
Passes Completed106
Passes Attempts2513
Pass Completion %40%46.2%
Passing TDs10
Passing Yards15440
Passing Yards per Completion15.46.7
Passing Yards per Attempt6.23.1
Total Plays6182
% of Rushing Plays59%84.1%
% of Passing Plays41%15.9%
Total Offense239284
Yards per Play3.93.5
Lost Fumbles15
Penalty Yards6916
Yards per Penalty11.516.0
Possession Time

NebraskaView detailed games stats against Nebraska >>>

View detailed games stats from the 1979-1980 season >>>

View more games from the 1979-1980 Football season >>>

NebraskaView more Football games against Nebraska >>>



Did Iowa Women Suffer from Lack of Fouls in Loss to Creighton?

After the #2 seeded Iowa women's basketball team was upset by #10 seeded Creighton to end their 2022 season, head coach Lisa Bluder spoke at the press conference. “I'll say I do believe that game...4/1/2022

Chuck Long 'Destined for Greatness' Book Released

Chuck Long is one of the most famous and successful quarterbacks in Iowa football history. It's a little strange this book hasn't come out earlier. The full book title is "Chuck Long: Destined for...10/31/2019

The Last Time College Gameday was in Iowa City in 2006 for #1 Ohio State vs #13 Iowa

It seems like so long ago when College Gameday was in Iowa City. We thought the 2021 season would bring them back (specifically for #3 Iowa vs #4 Penn State), but it was not to be. The date was Se...11/16/2021

View all articles >>>

Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #7 Nebraska on 9/22/1979 - - Summary of Iowa football and basketball games