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1978-1979 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Summary: Check back at the end of the season, or contact us if you find a short summary

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Bob Commings

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Official 1978 Iowa Football Media Guide



Opponent / Score


Full Game


Iowa  vs  Northwestern  

W     20 - 3

Iowa State

Iowa  vs  #20 Iowa State  

L     0 - 31


Iowa  @  Arizona  

L     3 - 23


Iowa  vs  Utah  

L     9 - 13


Iowa  @  Minnesota  

L     20 - 22

Ohio State

Iowa  @  Ohio State  

L     7 - 31


Iowa  vs  #17 Purdue  

L     7 - 34


Iowa  vs  #8 Michigan  

L     0 - 34 


Iowa  @  Indiana  

L     14 - 34


Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  

W     38 - 24

Michigan State

Iowa  @  #14 Michigan State  

L     7 - 42 

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

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Evy and the Hawkeyes: The Glory Years (
Forest Evashevski)

Scoring Power with the Winged T Offense (
Forest Evashevski)

Dan Gable's Wrestling Essentials DVD (
Dan Gable)

A Season on the Mat: Dan Gable and the Pursuit of Perfection (
Dan Gable)

Hayden Fry: A High Porch Picnic (
Hayden Fry)


Note: List may be incomplete, please contact us with additional information

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley (DL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Bobby Commings Jr.

Bobby Commings Jr. (QB)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Brad Webb

Brad Webb (DL)

Glen Ellyn, Illinois [Benet Academy ]

Bruce Kittle

Bruce Kittle (OL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Bryan Skradis

Bryan Skradis (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Cedric Shaw

Cedric Shaw (DB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Dan Schultz

Dan Schultz (DL)

Detroit, Michigan [St. Ladislaus]

Dave Becker

Dave Becker (DB)

Atlantic, Iowa [High]

Dave Holsclaw

Dave Holsclaw (P, K)

Clinton, Iowa [High]

Dave Mayhan

Dave Mayhan (OL)

Bellevue, Nebraska [High]

Dave Oakes

Dave Oakes (OL)

Mason City, Iowa [High]

Dean McKillip

Dean McKillip (RB)

Galesburg, Illinois [High]

Dennis Mosley

Dennis Mosley (RB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Rayen]

Doug Benschoter

Doug Benschoter (DT)

Waverly, Iowa [Waverly-Shell Rock]

Greg Schlickman

Greg Schlickman (DB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Wahlert]

James Arkeilpane

James Arkeilpane (RB)

Williamsville, New York [Sweet Home]

Jay Hilgenberg

Jay Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (WR)

Fremont, Ohio [High]

Jim Frazier

Jim Frazier (DB, WR, RB)

Waterloo, Iowa [West]

Jim Molini

Jim Molini

Norfolk, Nebraska [Senior]

Jim Swift

Jim Swift (TE)

Des Moines, Iowa [Dowling]

Joe Hufford

Joe Hufford (DL)

Mount Vernon, Iowa [High]

John Harty

John Harty (DT)

Sioux City, Iowa [Heelan]

Jon Lazar

Jon Lazar (RB)

Tama, Iowa [South Tama]

Kent Ellis

Kent Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Lou King

Lou King (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Mark Mahmens

Mark Mahmens (OL)

Goose Lake, Iowa [???]

Matt Petrzelka

Matt Petrzelka (OL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Regis]

Mel Cole

Mel Cole (LB)

Elgin, Illinois [High]

Mike Brady

Mike Brady (WR)

Canoga Park, California [Carmelite]

Mike Steverson

Mike Steverson (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Central]

Pat Dean

Pat Dean (DL)

West Islip , New York [High]

Paul Postler

Paul Postler (OL)

Madison, Wisconsin [High]

Pete Gales

Pete Gales (QB)

Paterson, New Jersey [Kennedy ]

Phil Blatcher

Phil Blatcher (RB)

New Orleans, Louisiana [Saint Augustine]

Phil Suess

Phil Suess (QB)

West Des Moines, Iowa [Dowling]

Rod Morton

Rod Morton (RB)

Neptune, New Jersey [High]

Tim Gutshall

Tim Gutshall (LB)

Masillon, Ohio [Washington]

Todd Simonsen

Todd Simonsen (LB)

Racine, Wisconsin [Case]

Tom Renn

Tom Renn (RB)

Lowell, Indiana [High]

Tom Rusk

Tom Rusk (LB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Hempstead]

Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker (DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Kennedy]


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