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1980-1981 Iowa Football Year in Review

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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

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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

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Vist the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame


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Andre Tippett

Andre Tippett

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley (DL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

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]

Clay Uhlenhake

Clay Uhlenhake (DL)

Moravia, Iowa [High]

Dave Mayhan

Dave Mayhan (OL)

Bellevue, Nebraska [High]

Dave Moritz

Dave Moritz (WR)

Chicago, Illinois [St. Rita]

Dave Oakes

Dave Oakes (OL)

Mason City, Iowa [High]

Dean McKillip

Dean McKillip (RB)

Galesburg, Illinois [High]

Dwayne Williams

Dwayne Williams (RB)

Bayonne, New Jersey [High]

Ed Langford

Ed Langford (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Eddie Phillips

Eddie Phillips (RB)

Chicago, Illinois [Simeon]

Glenn Buggs

Glenn Buggs (RB)

South Beloit, Illinois [High]

Gordy Bohannon

Gordy Bohannon

Eagle Rock, California [South Pasadena]

Greg Schlickman

Greg Schlickman (DB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Wahlert]

Ivory Webb

Ivory Webb (WR)

Carson, California [High]

J.C. Love Jordan

J.C. Love Jordan (WR)

Robbins, Illinois [Richards]

James Patten

James Patten (DL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Jefferson]

Jay Hilgenberg

Jay Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (WR)

Fremont, Ohio [High]

Jeff Jansen

Jeff Jansen (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Jim Frazier

Jim Frazier (DB, WR, RB)

Waterloo, Iowa [West]

Jim Pekar

Jim Pekar (DL)

Cudahy, Wisconsin [High]

Joe Levelis

Joe Levelis

Columbus, Ohio [Lindenhurst Senior]

Joel Hilgenberg

Joel Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

John Alt

John Alt (OL)

Columbia Heights, Minnesota [High]

John Harty

John Harty (DT)

Sioux City, Iowa [Heelan]

Jon Roehlk

Jon Roehlk

Durant, Iowa [High]

Keith Chappelle

Keith Chappelle (WR)

Inglewood, California [High]

Kent Ellis

Kent Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis (DB)

DeWitt, Iowa [DeWitt-Clinton]

Kevin Spitzig

Kevin Spitzig (LB)

Ankeny, Iowa [High]

Lon Olejniczak

Lon Olejniczak (K, P, LB, TE)

Decorah, Iowa [High]

Lou King

Lou King (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Mark Bortz

Mark Bortz (DL)

Pardeeville, Wisconsin [High]

Marty Ball

Marty Ball (FB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Hempstead]

Matt Petrzelka

Matt Petrzelka (OL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Regis]

Mel Cole

Mel Cole (LB)

Elgin, Illinois [High]

Mike Hooks

Mike Hooks (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Mike Hufford

Mike Hufford (TE)

Mt Vernon, Iowa [High]

Norm Granger

Norm Granger (FB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

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]

Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby

Waterloo, Iowa [East]

Ron Hallstrom

Ron Hallstrom (OL, DL)

Moline, Illinois [High]

Todd Simonsen

Todd Simonsen (LB)

Racine, Wisconsin [Case]

Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker (DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Kennedy]


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