Iowa Hawkeyes Recap logo
Personalize this site

774 highlight videos and 661 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 5,863 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1773 players and 72 coaches.

8/31/2024 Football vs  Illinois State

9/7/2024 Football vs  Iowa State

9/14/2024 Football vs  Troy

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


1980-1981 Iowa Football Year in Review

<< 1979-1980
1981-1982 >>


Contact us or Search YouTube >>>

Summary: The Hawkeyes took a small step backwards by dropping five of the first seven games. But a season-ending 41-0 win over Michigan State was a sign of things to come.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Hayden Fry

Wikipedia Page for 1980 Iowa Football Season SummaryWikipedia Season Summary Page
1980 Iowa Football Season Detailed Game StatsSeason Detailed Game Stats
Final Season Stats
1980 Iowa Football Team RosterFull Team Roster
Official 1980 Iowa Football Media Guide



Opponent / Score


Full Game


Iowa  @  Indiana  

W     16 - 7


Iowa  @  #6 Nebraska  

L     0 - 57  

Iowa State

Iowa  vs  Iowa State  

L     7 - 10


Iowa  vs  Arizona  

L     3 - 5  


Iowa  vs  Illinois  

L     14 - 20


Iowa  vs  Northwestern  

W     25 - 3


Iowa  @  Minnesota  

L     6 - 24


Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  

W     22 - 13


Iowa  @  #17 Purdue  

L     13 - 58  

Ohio State

Iowa  vs  #7 Ohio State  

L     7 - 41

Michigan State

Iowa  @  Michigan State  

W     41 - 0  

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %





Scoring Power with the Winged T Offense (
Forest Evashevski)

War On The Boards: A Rebounding Manual (
George Raveling)

Graced With Opportunity: A Self-Discovery Journal to Cultivate Your Dreams with Gratitude, Mindfulness, Intention and Strategy (
George Raveling)

Hayden Fry: A High Porch Picnic (
Hayden Fry)

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


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

John Alt

John Alt (OL)

Columbia Heights, Minnesota [High]

Marty Ball

Marty Ball (FB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Hempstead]

Phil Blatcher

Phil Blatcher (RB)

New Orleans, Louisiana [Saint Augustine]

Gordy Bohannon

Gordy Bohannon (QB)

Eagle Rock, California [South Pasadena]

Mark Bortz

Mark Bortz (DL)

Pardeeville, Wisconsin [High]

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley (DL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (WR)

Fremont, Ohio [High]

Glenn Buggs

Glenn Buggs (RB)

South Beloit, Illinois [High]

Keith Chappelle

Keith Chappelle (WR)

Inglewood, California [High]

Mel Cole

Mel Cole (LB)

Elgin, Illinois [High]

Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker (DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Kennedy]

Pat Dean

Pat Dean (DL)

West Islip , New York [High]

Kent Ellis

Kent Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Jim Frazier

Jim Frazier (DB, WR, RB)

Waterloo, Iowa [West]

Pete Gales

Pete Gales (QB)

Paterson, New Jersey [Kennedy ]

Norm Granger

Norm Granger (FB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Ron Hallstrom

Ron Hallstrom (OL, DL)

Moline, Illinois [High]

John Harty

John Harty (DT)

Sioux City, Iowa [Heelan]

Jay Hilgenberg

Jay Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Joel Hilgenberg

Joel Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Mike Hooks

Mike Hooks (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Mike Hufford

Mike Hufford (TE)

Mt Vernon, Iowa [High]

Jeff Jansen

Jeff Jansen (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Lou King

Lou King (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Bruce Kittle

Bruce Kittle (OL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Ed Langford

Ed Langford (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Joe Levelis

Joe Levelis

Columbus, Ohio [Lindenhurst Senior]

J.C. Love Jordan

J.C. Love Jordan (WR)

Robbins, Illinois [Richards]

Dave Mayhan

Dave Mayhan (OL)

Bellevue, Nebraska [High]

Dean McKillip

Dean McKillip (RB)

Galesburg, Illinois [High]

Dave Moritz

Dave Moritz (WR)

Chicago, Illinois [St. Rita]

Dave Oakes

Dave Oakes (OL)

Mason City, Iowa [High]

Lon Olejniczak

Lon Olejniczak (K, P, LB, TE)

Decorah, Iowa [High]

James Patten

James Patten (DL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Jefferson]

Jim Pekar

Jim Pekar (DL)

Cudahy, Wisconsin [High]

Matt Petrzelka

Matt Petrzelka (OL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Regis]

Eddie Phillips

Eddie Phillips (RB)

Chicago, Illinois [Simeon]

Paul Postler

Paul Postler (OL)

Madison, Wisconsin [High]

Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby (P, K)

Waterloo, Iowa [East]

Jon Roehlk

Jon Roehlk

Durant, Iowa [High]

Greg Schlickman

Greg Schlickman (DB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Wahlert]

Todd Simonsen

Todd Simonsen (LB)

Racine, Wisconsin [Case]

Bryan Skradis

Bryan Skradis (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Kevin Spitzig

Kevin Spitzig (LB)

Ankeny, Iowa [High]

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Phil Suess

Phil Suess (QB)

West Des Moines, Iowa [Dowling]

Andre Tippett

Andre Tippett (DL, RB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Clay Uhlenhake

Clay Uhlenhake (DL)

Moravia, Iowa [High]

Brad Webb

Brad Webb (DL)

Glen Ellyn, Illinois [Benet Academy ]

Ivory Webb

Ivory Webb (WR)

Carson, California [High]

Dwayne Williams

Dwayne Williams (RB)

Bayonne, New Jersey [High]


Articles republished from pre-internet or no longer available online
View all republished articles >>>

Sorry, no past articles available at this time. Contact us if you have access to articles we can post.

View all republished articles >>>

1980-1981 Season Summary for Iowa Hawkeyes | Football - Summary of Iowa football and basketball games