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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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.