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683 highlight videos and 651 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,336 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1587 players and 57 coaches.

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 2023-2024 Football Record: 3 - 1 (8 games remaining)

 2022-2023 Basketball Record: 19 - 14

 2022-2023 Women’s Basketball Record: 31 - 7

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1977-1978 Iowa Football Year in Review
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Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Bob Commings

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Players, Aaron Leonard, Barry Tomasetti, Bill Dolan, Bobby Commings Jr., Bobby Hill, Brad Reid, Bruce Kittle, Bryan Skradis, Cedric Shaw, Dan Schultz, Dave Becker, Dean McKillip, Dean Moore, Dennis Mosley, Doug Benschoter, Doug Dunham, Ernest (Ernie) Sheeler, Greg Gilbaugh, James Arkeilpane, Jay Hilgenberg, Jeff Green, Jerry Runta, Jesse Cook, Jim Frazier, Jim Hilgenberg, Jim Molini, Jim Swift, Joe Hufford, John Harty, Jon Lazar, Kent Ellis, Kevin Ellis, Mario Pace, Mark Callaghan, Mark Mahmens, Matt Petrzelka, Mike Brady, Mike Steverson, Phil Suess, Rod Morton, Rod Sears, Scott Schilling, Steve Vazquez, Tim Gutshall, Tom McLaughlin, Tom Renn, Tom Rusk
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Iowa  vs  Michigan State   Michigan State

L    16 - 22 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

After battling back from a 17-0 deficit to get within 22-16 with just over two minutes to go, Iowa's last effort was halted on downs. The MSU defense stopped Iowa's QB Tom McLaughlin to no gain on a f...more


Iowa  @  Wisconsin   Wisconsin

W    24 - 8 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

Rod Sears had a huge game in the victory over Wisconsin. He blocked a punt and recovered it, and recovered two of the 5 fumbles on the day. He intercepted a pass, and returned a punt, and was the hold...more


Iowa  vs  Indiana   Indiana

L    21 - 24 

Head Coach: Bob Commings


#1 - vs.  Ohio State (2017) Football
#2 - vs.  Louisiana State (2005) Football
#3 - vs.  Michigan (1985) Football
#4 - vs.  Penn State (2021) Football
#5 - vs.  Michigan State (2016) Basketball
#6 - vs.  Indiana (2001) Basketball
#7 - vs.  Kansas (1998) Basketball
#8 - vs.  Connecticut (1999) Basketball
#9 - vs.  Minnesota (1986) Football
#10 - vs.  Michigan (1993) Basketball

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#1 - vs.  North Dakota State (2016) Football
#2 - vs.  Stanford (2016) Football
#3 - vs.  Michigan State (2015) Football
#4 - vs.  Wisconsin (2010) Football
#5 - vs.  Ohio State (2009) Football
#6 - vs.  UCLA (1986) Football
#7 - vs.  Northwestern State (2006) Basketball
#8 - vs.  Nevada-Las Vegas (1987) Basketball
#9 - vs.  Northwestern (2020) Football
#10 - vs.  Michigan (2021) Football

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Iowa  @  #6 Michigan   Michigan

L    6 - 23 

Head Coach: Bob Commings


Iowa  @  Purdue   Purdue

L    21 - 34 

Head Coach: Bob Commings


Iowa  vs  #5 Ohio State   Ohio State

L    6 - 27 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

Ohio State gained 464 yards of offense to validate their #5 ranking. Iowa showed promise with an early goal line stand early in the game, and recovered 4 fumbles, but couldn't maintain that level of d...more


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Iowa  vs  Minnesota   Minnesota

W    18 - 6 

Head Coach: Bob Commings


Iowa  @  UCLA   UCLA

W    16 - 34 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

Iowa arrived a day early into Los Angeles to help with jet-lag, but it didn't seem to work. The Hawks fell behind 17-0 in the first quarter. Iowa finally got on the board with a 42-yard FG by Dave H...more


Iowa  vs  Arizona   Arizona

L    7 - 41 

Head Coach: Bob Commings


Iowa  vs  #19 Iowa State   Iowa State

W    12 - 10 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

This game in 1977 was the first time that Iowa and Iowa State played since 1934. Bob Commings' Hawkeyes upset Earl Bruce's 19th ranked Cyclones inside Kinnick Stadium. It was a big game with big pla...more


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Iowa  vs  Northwestern   Northwestern

W    24 - 0 

Head Coach: Bob Commings

Freshman Bob Commings Jr. filled in early in the 3rd quarter for both injured QBs with a pair of touchdown strikes. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 68 yards. The shutout was the first one in 77 game...more


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