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1979-1980 Iowa Football Year in Review

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Summary: Hayden dropped his first three games as coach of the Hawkeyes before putting together a three-game winning streak. Iowa finished 4-4 in the Big Ten, but lost two league games by less than a touchdown. Dennis Mosley became the first 1,000-yard rusher in Iowa history.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Hayden Fry

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Opponent / Score


Full Game


Iowa  vs  Indiana  

L     26 - 30


Iowa  @  #3 Oklahoma  

L     6 - 21


Iowa  vs  #7 Nebraska  

L     21 - 24  

Iowa State

Iowa  vs  Iowa State  

W     30 - 14


Iowa  @  Illinois  

W     13 - 7


Iowa  @  Northwestern  

W     58 - 6


Iowa  vs  Minnesota  

L     7 - 24


Iowa  @  Wisconsin  

W     24 - 13


Iowa  vs  #15 Purdue  

L     14 - 20

Ohio State

Iowa  @  #3 Ohio State  

L     7 - 34

Michigan State

Iowa  vs  Michigan State  

W     33 - 23

Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %





Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life (
William 'Bill' Perkins III)

Ronnie #12 (

Chuck Long: Destined for Greatness: The Story of Chuck Long and Resurgence of Iowa Hawkeyes Football (
Chuck Long)

The Way of Nile C. Kinnick Jr.: Insights, Images, and Stories of Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy Winner (
Nile Kinnick)

Unstoppable (
Simone Edwards)


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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]

Mike Brady

Mike Brady (WR)

Canoga Park, California [Carmelite]

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (WR)

Fremont, Ohio [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 ]

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]

Dave Holsclaw

Dave Holsclaw (P, K)

Clinton, Iowa [High]

Lou King

Lou King (DB)

Jersey City, New Jersey [Snyder]

Bruce Kittle

Bruce Kittle (OL)

Cedar Falls, Iowa [High]

Mark Mahmens

Mark Mahmens (OL)

Goose Lake, Iowa [???]

Dave Mayhan

Dave Mayhan (OL)

Bellevue, Nebraska [High]

Dean McKillip

Dean McKillip (RB)

Galesburg, Illinois [High]

Jim Molini

Jim Molini

Norfolk, Nebraska [Senior]

Rod Morton

Rod Morton (RB)

Neptune, New Jersey [High]

Dennis Mosley

Dennis Mosley (RB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Rayen]

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]

Matt Petrzelka

Matt Petrzelka (OL)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Regis]

Paul Postler

Paul Postler (OL)

Madison, Wisconsin [High]

Tom Renn

Tom Renn (RB)

Lowell, Indiana [High]

Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby (P, K)

Waterloo, Iowa [East]

Greg Schlickman

Greg Schlickman (DB)

Dubuque, Iowa [Wahlert]

Cedric Shaw

Cedric Shaw (DB)

Newark, New Jersey [Barringer]

Todd Simonsen

Todd Simonsen (LB)

Racine, Wisconsin [Case]

Bryan Skradis

Bryan Skradis (DL)

Omaha, Nebraska [South]

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops (DB)

Youngstown, Ohio [Cardinal Mooney]

Phil Suess

Phil Suess (QB)

West Des Moines, Iowa [Dowling]

Jim Swift

Jim Swift (TE)

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 ]

Dwayne Williams

Dwayne Williams (RB)

Bayonne, New Jersey [High]


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