1986 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1986 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Holiday Bowl champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
AP No. 16
1986 record 9–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder (8th season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (8th season)
MVP Rick Bayless
Captain Dave Croston
George Davis
Jeff Drost
Ken Sims
Mark Vlasic
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 67,700)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Season[edit]

The Hawkeyes non-conference games were against Iowa State, Northern Illinois, and Texas El-Paso.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 Iowa State* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Cy-Hawk Trophy) TBS W 43–7   67,700
September 20 Northern Illinois* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 57–3   66,930
September 27 UTEP* No. 15 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 69–7   67,500
October 4 at No. 17 Michigan State No. 11 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan CBS W 24–21   75,102
October 11 Wisconsin No. 10 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 17–6   67,700
October 18 at No. 4 Michigan No. 8 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan CBS L 17–20   105,879
October 25 Northwestern No. 11 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 27–20   67,250
November 1 No. 17 Ohio State No. 11 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa TBS L 10–31   67,640
November 8 at Illinois No. 16 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 16–20   75,190
November 15 Purdue Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 42–14   67,321
November 22 at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) TBS W 30–27   65,018
December 30 vs. San Diego State* No. 19 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 39–38   59,473
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster[edit]

1986 Iowa Hawkeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 55 Dave Alexander Sr
FB 23 Richard Bass So
RB 13 Rick Bayless Jr
OL 78 Malcolm Christie Jr
TE 49 Craig Clark Jr
TE 84 Marv Cook So
WR 82 Pat Coppinger Jr
FB 25 Marshall Cotton Jr
OT 61 Dave Croston Sr
OL 63 Jeff Croston So
OL 58 Greg Divis Jr
WR 1 Quinn Early Jr
TE 86 Mike Flagg Jr
OL 74 Chris Gambol Sr
RB 22 Grant Goodman So
WR 80 Steve Green Jr
WR 16 Deven Harberts So
RB 28 Kevin Harmon Jr
QB 8 Chuck Hartlieb So
WR 15 Jay Hess Sr
FB 20 David Hudson So
OG 70 Bob Kratch So
WR 81 Derrius Loveless Jr
WR 26 Peter Marciano So
WR 47 Jim Mauro Jr
TE 89 Dave Murphy Sr
TE 85 John Palmer So
QB 14 Tom Poholsky So
OL 67 Jim Poynton So
RB 33 Kevin Ringer So
FB 30 John Rudolph Sr
OL 60 Bob Schmitt Jr
C 56 Mark Sindlinger Sr
WR 2 Robert Smith Sr
OL 53 Mark Spranger Sr
QB 12 Mark Vlasic Sr
OL 71 Chuck Waggoner So
TE 88 Tom Ward Jr
WR 2 Travis Watkins Fr
OL 73 Herb Wester Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 68 Tim Anderson Jr
LB 93 Tim Batterson Jr
DE 92 Jeff Beard Jr
DE 48 Tyrone Berrie So
LB 43 Jeff Blake Jr
DB 19 Mike Bolan Sr
DE 5 Mike Burke Jr
DB 3 Kerry Burt Jr
LB 37 George Davis Sr
DL 76 Jeff Drost Sr
DE 83 Mike Ertz So
DE 94 Bruce Gear Sr
DE 96 Robert Grafton Sr
DL 64 Dave Haight So
DL 54 Eric Higgins So
DB 42 Tork Hook So
DB 19 Carl Jackson Jr
DL 77 Myron Keppy Sr
DB 4 Lloyd Kimber Sr
LB 34 Vernon Little So
DE 97 Joe Mott So
DE 71 Chris Pigott So
DE 99 Richard Pryor Sr
LB 32 J.J. Puk Sr
LB 35 Brad Quast Fr
LB 95 Jim Reilly So
LB 38 Shawon Respress So
DE 91 Sean Ridley So
DB 11 Rick Schmidt Sr
DL 72 Joe Schuster Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 44 Keaton Smiley Jr
DB 9 Ken Sims Sr
DB 41 Mark Stoops So
LB 39 Tyrone Taylor Jr
DL 95 Eric Underberg Sr
DL 57 Jon Vrieze Sr
LB 46 Dan Wirth Jr
DB 10 Anthony Wright So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 6 George Murphy So
K 7 Rob Houghtlin Jr
P 27 Gary Kostrubala Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final
AP NR NR NR 15 11 10 8 11 11 16 NR NR 20 19 16
Coaches' 18 20 14 13 11 11 8 12 12 16 RV RV RV RV 15

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Game summaries[edit]

Iowa State[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa St 0 007 7
Iowa 13 13107 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–12 1985 W 57–3
  • IOWA: Hudson 20 Rush, 120 Yds
  • IOWA: Mauro 5 Rec, 149 Yds

The victory over Iowa State was Hayden Fry's 53rd at Iowa, making him the winningest coach in Iowa history.[3]

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 234Total
Northern Illinois 0 003 3
Iowa 15 21147 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1985 W 48–20

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UTEP[edit]

1 234Total
UTEP 7 000 7
Iowa 21 201414 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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Michigan State[edit]

#11 Hawkeyes at #17 Spartans
1 234Total
Iowa 14 073 24
Michigan State 7 707 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–11–1 1985 W 35–31

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Wisconsin[edit]

Badgers at #10 Hawkeyes
1 234Total
Wisconsin 3 030 6
Iowa 7 037 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–34–2 1985 W 23–13
  • IOWA: Bass 22 Rush, 107 Yds

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Michigan[edit]

#8 Hawkeyes at #4 Wolverines
1 234Total
Iowa 7 307 17
Michigan 3 0143 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–27–3 1985 W 12–10

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Northwestern[edit]

Wildcats at #11 Hawkeyes
1 234Total
Northwestern 0 1073 20
Iowa 10 7100 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–14–3 1985 W 49–10

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Ohio State[edit]

#17 Buckeyes at #11 Hawkeyes
1 234Total
Ohio State 0 2173 31
Iowa 7 030 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–30–2 1985 L 13–22

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Illinois[edit]

#16 Hawkeyes at Fighting Illini
1 234Total
Iowa 3 706 16
Illinois 0 0713 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–30–2 1985 W 59–0

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Purdue[edit]

Boilermakers at Hawkeyes
1 234Total
Purdue 7 007 14
Iowa 14 7147 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–40–2 1985 W 27–24

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Minnesota[edit]

Hawkeyes at Golden Gophers
1 234Total
Iowa 0 01317 30
Minnesota 7 1073 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–52–2 1985 W 31–9
  • IOWA: Mauro 6 Rec, 100 Yds

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San Diego State[edit]

#19 Hawkeyes vs. Aztecs
1986 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl
1 234Total
Iowa 7 6818 39
San Diego State 6 15710 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the 1987 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris Gambol Tackle 3 58 Indianapolis Colts
Dave Croston Tackle 3 61 Green Bay Packers
Mark Vlasic Quarterback 4 88 San Diego Chargers
Jeff Drost Defensive Tackle 8 198 Green Bay Packers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iowa 1986 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Roundup : Iowa's Vlasic Picks Up Where Long Left Off". Los Angeles Times. September 14, 1986. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fumble Recoveries Fuel Iowa In Pasting Of Niu". Chicago Tribune. September 21, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hawkeyes unload on Miners, Cornhuskers crush the Ducks". Galveston Daily News. September 28, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "MIDWEST; IOWA HOLDS OFF MICHIGAN STATE, 24-21". The New York Times. October 5, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Iowa beats back upstart Badgers". Cincinnati Enquirer. October 12, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Michigan Beats Iowa Like Iowa Beat Michigan, 20-17". Los Angeles Times. October 19, 1986. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "NU Loses To Iowa But Wins Its Respect". Chicago Tribune. October 26, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ohio St. Thunders By Iowa". Chicago Tribune. November 2, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Illinois Remembers To Pay Back Iowa". Chicago Tribune. November 10, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Hawkeyes pummel Purdue". Indianapolis Star. November 16, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Darndest Things Hog The Spotlight In Archrival Trophy Games". Chicago Tribune. November 16, 1986. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Big Ten Roundup : Given a Second Chance, Iowa Beats Minnesota". Los Angeles Times. November 23, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ "HOLIDAY BOWL : SDSU vs. IOWA : 7 Days to Go : His Long Wait Was Worth It : Vlasic Had to Watch for Four Years Before Taking Over at Iowa". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1986. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Game History: The 1986 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl". sandiegobowlgames.com. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ "1987 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2015.