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1981-1982 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Big Ten Co-ChampionsBig Ten Co-Champions

Summary: The Hawks were 6-2 in conference play and were Big Ten Conference co-champions. Iowa went to the Rose Bowl for the first time in 23 years. Their previous appearance in the 1958 season, when Iowa won the 1959 Rose Bowl. This time Iowa had a more difficult time, shutout by Don James's Washington Huskies, 28-0. It was also Iowa's first winning season since 1961. The Hawkeyes finished the 1981 season at 8-4.

Several Iowa players ranked among the Big Ten leaders. Lou King led the conference with eight interceptions. Phil Blatcher ranked fourth in the conference with 708 rushing yards. Tom Nichol ranked fourth in the conference with 11 field goals made. Jeff Brown ranked fourth in the conference with 137 punt return yards and 6.5 yards per punt return.Quarterback Gordy Bohannon ranked 10th in the conference with 1,303 total yards.

Flashback to 1981

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Hayden Fry

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Opponent / Score


Full Game


Iowa  vs  #7 Nebraska  

W     10 - 7  

Iowa State

Iowa  @  Iowa State  

L     12 - 23


Iowa  vs  #6 UCLA  

W     20 - 7  


#18 Iowa  @  Northwestern  

W     64 - 0


#15 Iowa  vs  Indiana  

W     42 - 28


#12 Iowa  @  #5 Michigan  

W     9 - 7  


#6 Iowa  vs  Minnesota  

L     10 - 12  


#16 Iowa  @  Illinois  

L     7 - 24  


Iowa  vs  Purdue  

W     33 - 7  


Iowa  @  Wisconsin  

W     17 - 7  

Michigan State

#19 Iowa  vs  Michigan State  

W     36 - 7  


#13 Iowa  vs  #12 Washington  

L     0 - 28  

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %





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John Alt

John Alt (OL)

Columbia Heights, Minnesota [High]

Jay Bachman

Jay Bachman (DB)

Whitewater, Wisconsin [High]

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey (C)

Ypsilanti, Michigan [High]

Norm Balke

Norm Balke (DL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Marty Ball

Marty Ball (FB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Hempstead]

Kirk Banks

Kirk Banks (DL)

Iowa City, Iowa [High]

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]

Bill Broghamer

Bill Broghamer (Wr)

Decorah, Iowa [High]

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (WR)

Fremont, Ohio [High]

Dave Browne

Dave Browne (DL)

Shaker Heights , Ohio [Marmion Military Academy]

Glenn Buggs

Glenn Buggs (RB)

South Beloit, Illinois [High]

Vince Campbell

Vince Campbell (wr)

Alachua, Florida [Santa Fe]

John Carroll

John Carroll (OL)

Downey, California [High]

Dave Chambers

Dave Chambers (QB)

Iowa City, Iowa [High]

Mel Cole

Mel Cole (LB)

Elgin, Illinois [High]

Zane Corbin

Zane Corbin (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Nate Creer

Nate Creer (DB)

Brooklyn, New York [Tilden]

Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker (DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Kennedy]

Pat Dean

Pat Dean (DL)

West Islip , New York [High]

Matt Duncan

Matt Duncan (OL)

Des Moines, Iowa [High]

James Erb

James Erb (LB)

Wellman, Iowa [Mid-Prarie]

Jeff Forte

Jeff Forte (FB)

Rutland, Virginia [High]

Jim Frazier

Jim Frazier (DB, WR, RB)

Waterloo, Iowa [West]

Pete Gales

Pete Gales (QB)

Paterson, New Jersey [Kennedy ]

Loren Gerleman

Loren Gerleman (OL)

Decorah, Iowa [High]

Owen Gill

Owen Gill

Brooklyn, New York [Tilden]

Norm Granger

Norm Granger (FB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Tom Grogan

Tom Grogan (QB)

Kansas City, Kansas [Turner]

Mike Haight

Mike Haight

Manchester, Iowa [Beckman]

Ron Hallstrom

Ron Hallstrom (OL, DL)

Moline, Illinois [High]

Gregg Hammann

Gregg Hammann (WR)

Bellevue, Iowa [High]

Tim Hanna

Tim Hanna (OL)

Forest City, Iowa [High]

John Hardt

John Hardt (DL)

Charles City, Iowa [High]

Craig Hartman

Craig Hartman (DB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Jefferson]

Ron Hawley

Ron Hawley (DB)

West Covina, California [South Hills]

Joel Hilgenberg

Joel Hilgenberg (OL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Mike Hooks

Mike Hooks (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Walt Housman

Walt Housman (OL)

Merrimack, New Jersey [High]

Mike Hufford

Mike Hufford (TE)

Mt Vernon, Iowa [High]

Paul Hufford

Paul Hufford (DL)

Mt Vernon, Iowa [High]

Charlie Humphreys

Charlie Humphreys (QB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Mt. Harmon]

Keith Hunter

Keith Hunter (DB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Jeff Jansen

Jeff Jansen (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Straun Joseph

Straun Joseph (DL)

Newton, Iowa [High]

Lou King

Lou King (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Bruce Kittle

Bruce Kittle (OL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Dennis Klapperich

Dennis Klapperich (QB)

Stacyville, Iowa [St. Ansgar]

Ed Langford

Ed Langford (DB)

Davenport, Iowa [Assumption]

Joe Levelis

Joe Levelis

Columbus, Ohio [Lindenhurst Senior]

George Little

George Little (DL)

Duquesne, Pennsylvania [High]

Chuck Long

Chuck Long (QB)

Wheaton, Illinois [North]

J.C. Love Jordan

J.C. Love Jordan (WR)

Robbins, Illinois [Richards]

Dave Mayhan

Dave Mayhan (OL)

Bellevue, Nebraska [High]

Devon Mitchell

Devon Mitchell

Brooklyn, New York [Tilden]

Dave Moritz

Dave Moritz (WR)

Chicago, Illinois [St. Rita]

Tom Nichol

Tom Nichol (K)

Green Bay, Wisconsin [Preble]

Jay Norvell

Jay Norvell (DB)

Madison, Wisconsin [Memorial]

Kelly O'Brien

Kelly O'Brien (TE)

Sterling, Illinois [High]

Dave Oakes

Dave Oakes (OL)

Mason City, Iowa [High]

Lon Olejniczak

Lon Olejniczak (K, P, LB, TE)

Decorah, Iowa [High]

Carl Peiffer

Carl Peiffer (OL)

Harper, Iowa [Keota]

Jim Pekar

Jim Pekar (DL)

Cudahy, Wisconsin [High]

Hap Peterson

Hap Peterson (DL)

Bettendorf, Iowa [High]

Eddie Phillips

Eddie Phillips (RB)

Chicago, Illinois [Simeon]

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips (DL)

Des Moines, Iowa [Roosevelt]

Paul Postler

Paul Postler (OL)

Madison, Wisconsin [High]

Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby (P, K)

Waterloo, Iowa [East]

Jon Roehlk

Jon Roehlk

Durant, Iowa [High]

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose (OL)

Brooklyn, New York [High]

Jack Rutenberg

Jack Rutenberg (WR)

Waunakee, Wisconsin [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]

Tom Stemlar

Tom Stemlar (WR)

Davenport, Iowa [High]

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Mike Stoops

Mike Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Eddie Sullivan

Eddie Sullivan (DL)

Cambridge, Massachusetts [High]

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]

Mike Yacullo

Mike Yacullo (LB)

Deerfield, Illinois [Loyola Academy]


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