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1890-1891 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Summary: Following Iowa's inaugural season in 1889, two games were scheduled for the Hawkeyes to play in 1890. On October 18, the Hawkeyes played Iowa College in Iowa City, only to lose to the Pioneers for the second time in two games. It was this loss that triggered a dispute amongst people within the University. In an attempt to prove that the best football talent was not on the team, the S.U.I. Medics challenged the varsity squad to a game. Confident, the varsity squad accepted, and lost, 22–10. But the loss did not keep Iowa from challenging Iowa Wesleyan, who accepted, under the terms that the game be played in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Fifteen hundred fans, including John Marshall Harlan and Robert Todd Lincoln, were in attendance for the Thanksgiving Day game. Using rules that made touchdowns worth four points, the Hawkeyes easily won the game in a rout, 91–0. The Hawkeyes scored 19 touchdowns and five goals after touchdown while Arthur Smith kicked the first field goal in school history. Today, the game still stands as Iowa's third-largest margin of victory in school history.

Conference: Independent

Head Coach: No coach

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Iowa  vs  Iowa College  

L     6 - 14

Iowa Medical

Iowa  @  Iowa Medical  

L     10 - 22  

Iowa Wesleyan

Iowa  @  Iowa Wesleyan  

W     91 - 0  

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Arthur 'A.G.' Smith

Arthur 'A.G.' Smith (QB, OL)

Mount Pleasant, Iowa [Howe's Academy]


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