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1986-1987 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Summary: While reloading in 1986, the Hawkeyes spent much of the year in the nation’s Top Ten. Iowa won its first five games and posted a 9-3 overall record. Iowa won its final three games, including a 39-38 thriller over San Diego State in the Holiday Bowl.

Season recap video is in 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Hayden Fry

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Official 1986 Iowa Football Media Guide



Opponent / Score


Full Game

Iowa State

Iowa  vs  Iowa State  

W     43 - 7

Northern Illinois

Iowa  vs  Northern Illinois  

W     57 - 3

Texas-El Paso

#15 Iowa  vs  Texas-El Paso  

W     69 - 7

Michigan State

#11 Iowa  @  #17 Michigan State  

W     24 - 21 


#10 Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  

W     17 - 6


#8 Iowa  @  #4 Michigan  

L     17 - 20 


#11 Iowa  vs  Northwestern  

W     27 - 20

Ohio State

#11 Iowa  vs  #17 Ohio State  

L     10 - 31 


#16 Iowa  @  Illinois  

L     16 - 20 


Iowa  vs  Purdue  

W     42 - 14


Iowa  @  Minnesota  

W     30 - 27 

San Diego State

#19 Iowa  vs  San Diego State  

Sea World Holiday Bowl

W     39 - 38 

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %





Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph (
C. Vivian Stringer)

Coaching Wrestling Successfully (
Dan Gable)

A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable (
Dan Gable)

Dan Gable's Wrestling Essentials DVD (
Dan Gable)

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


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Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright (DB)

Dallas, Texas [High]

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson (OL)

Columbia Heights, Minnesota [High]

Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt (OL)

Waterloo, Iowa [Columbus]

Brad Quast

Brad Quast (LB)

Arlington Heights, Illinois [Forest View]

Chris Gambol

Chris Gambol (TE, OL)

Oxford, Michigan [High]

Chuck Hartlieb

Chuck Hartlieb

Woodstock, Illinois [Marian Central Catholic]

Craig Clark

Craig Clark (TE)

Columbus Junction, Iowa [High]

Dan McGwire

Dan McGwire

Claremont, California [High]

Dave Alexander

Dave Alexander (OL/DL)

Sterling, Illinois [High]

Dave Croston

Dave Croston

Sioux City, Iowa [East]

Dave Haight

Dave Haight

Dyersville, Iowa [Beckman]

David Hudson

David Hudson (RB)

Waxahachie, Texas [High]

Deven Harberts

Deven Harberts (WR)

Walnut, Iowa [High]

Dwight Sistrunk

Dwight Sistrunk (DB)

Trotwood, Ohio [Trotwood-Madison]

Gary Kostrubala

Gary Kostrubala (P)

Oak Lawn, Illinois [Marist]

Grant Goodman

Grant Goodman (RB)

West Des Moines, Iowa [???]

Greg Divis

Greg Divis (OL)

Saint Louis, Missouri [???]

Greg Fedders

Greg Fedders (OL)

Le Mars, Iowa [High]

J.J. Puk

J.J. Puk (LB)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Washington]

James Pipkins

James Pipkins (DB)

Dallas, Texas [Kimball]

Jeff Beard

Jeff Beard (DL)

Iowa City, Iowa [City]

Jeff Croston

Jeff Croston (OL)

Sioux City, Iowa [East]

Jeff Drost

Jeff Drost (DL)

Indianola, Iowa [High]

Jeff Koeppel

Jeff Koeppel

Urbandale, Iowa [High]

Jim Mauro

Jim Mauro (WR)

West Des Moines, Iowa [Dowling]

Jim Poynton

Jim Poynton (OL)

Chicago Heights, Illinois [Marian Central Catholic]

Jim Reilly

Jim Reilly (LB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Wahlert]

Joe Mott

Joe Mott

Endicott, New York [Union]

Joe Schuster

Joe Schuster

Faribault, Minnesota [High]

Jon Vrieze

Jon Vrieze (DL)

Forest City, Iowa [High]

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson (DB)

Urbandale, Iowa [High]

Kerry Burt

Kerry Burt (DB)

Waterloo, Iowa [West]

Kevin Harmon

Kevin Harmon (RB)

New York City, New York [Bayside]

Kyle Crowe

Kyle Crowe (DB)

Ankeny, Iowa [High]

Malcolm Christie

Malcolm Christie

Jersey City, New Jersey [Dickinson]

Marc Mazzeri

Marc Mazzeri (WR)

Park Ridge, Illinois [High]

Mark Stoops

Mark Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Mark Vlasic

Mark Vlasic

Rochester, Pennsylvania [Center]

Marshall Cotton

Marshall Cotton (RB)

Davenport, Iowa [Central]

Marv Cook

Marv Cook

West Branch, Iowa [High]

Mike Bolan

Mike Bolan (DB)

Glencoe, Illinois [New Trier]

Mike Burke

Mike Burke (DE)

Davenport, Iowa [Central]

Mike Flagg

Mike Flagg (TE)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Mike Miller

Mike Miller (OL)

Plainfield, Illinois [???]

Myron Keppy

Myron Keppy (DL)

Durant, Iowa [High]

Pat Coppinger

Pat Coppinger (WR)

Kansas City, Missouri [Rockhurst]

Peter Marciano

Peter Marciano (WR)

Brockton, Massachusetts [High]

Quinn Early

Quinn Early (WR)

West Hempstead, New York [Great Neck South]

Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless (RB)

Hugo, Minnesota [Forest Lake]

Rob Houghtlin

Rob Houghtlin

Winnetka, Illinois [New Trier]

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas (DL)

Denver, Colorado [High]

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson (DL)

Webster City, Iowa [High]

Tom Poholsky

Tom Poholsky (QB)

Kirkwood, Missouri [High]

Tork Hook

Tork Hook (DB)

Corydon, Iowa [High]

Travis Watkins

Travis Watkins (WR)

Claremont, California [High]

Willie Bishop

Willie Bishop (DB)

West Chicago, Illinois [Community #94]


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