1988 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1988 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988 record 6–4–3 (4–1–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Michigan 7 0 1     9 2 1
Michigan State 6 1 1     6 5 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 1 3     6 4 3
#20 Indiana 5 3 0     8 3 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Northwestern 2 5 1     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     1 10 0
Minnesota 0 6 2     2 7 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Hawkeyes played their home games at Kinnick Stadium and were led by legendary coach Hayden Fry. The 1988 season marked the 100th season of Iowa Hawkeyes football.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at Hawaii* #9 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 24-27   46,721
September 10 at Kansas State* #17 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 45-10   21,000
September 17 Colorado* #19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 21-24   67,700
September 24 Iowa State* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Cy-Hawk Trophy) W 10-3   67,700
October 1 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC T 10-10   76,348
October 8 Wisconsin Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 31-6   67,700
October 15 #15 Michigan Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ABC T 17-17   67,700
October 22 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 31-7   62,264
October 29 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC L 34-45   52,128
November 5 Northwestern Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 35-10   67,700
November 12 Ohio State Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA T 24-24   67,700
November 19 at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) W 31-22   63,894
December 31 vs. North Carolina State* Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) Mizlou L 23-28   44,635
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Iowa 7 14 0 3 24
Hawaii 7 7 0 13 27

After surrendering a 23-yard field goal by freshman Jason Elam with 1:36 left in the game, Iowa quickly drove to the Hawaii 20 yardline with 48 seconds remaining. A false start penalty pushed the Hawkeyes back five yards, then a devastating holding penalty wiped out a potential go-ahead touchdown from Chuck Hartlieb to Travis Watkins with 40 seconds left. Freshman kicker Jeff Skillett left a 44-yard field goal attempt short that would have tied the game with 17 seconds on the clock.


Kansas State[edit]

The Hawkeyes' 35-point victory extended the Wildcats' winless streak to 18 consecutive games. Iowa Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder would be hired as Head coach at Kansas State following the regular season.


Colorado[edit]

Colorado coach Bill McCartney indicated this win over the Hawkeyes was a major win for the Colorado football program. The Buffaloes finished the 1988 season with an 8-4 record before consecutive 11-win seasons in 1989 and 1990, the latter capped by an AP National Championship.


Iowa State[edit]

The win over the Cyclones was the Hawkeyes sixth consecutive over their in-state rivals.


Michigan State[edit]


Wisconsin[edit]


Michigan[edit]

A 17-17 tie at Kinnick Stadium was the lone blemish on an otherwise perfect Big Ten season for the Wolverines. After opening the season with consecutive losses, 19-17 at eventual National Champion Notre Dame and 31-30 at home to the team that would finish #2 in the final polls, Miami (a game Michigan led 30-14 in the 4th quarter), Michigan went 9-0-1 the rest of the season including a Rose Bowl victory to finish with a #4 ranking.


Purdue[edit]


Indiana[edit]

Though Iowa would only finish 4th in the final Big Ten standings, this was their lone conference loss. Chuck Hartlieb set the Iowa single game passing record with 558 yards through the air.


Northwestern[edit]


Ohio State[edit]


Minnesota[edit]


NC State[edit]

Peach Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 3 7 7 6 23
NC State 7 21 0 0 28

In a game played through a steady rain, the teams combined for 14 turnovers (7 each) and 12 fumbles (8 lost). NC State opened up a 28-3 second quarter lead by converting three Hawkeye fumbles into touchdowns. Iowa fought until the end behind Chuck Hartlieb's 428 passing yards.


Team players in the 1989 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Marv Cook Tight End 3 63 New England Patriots
Bob Kratch Guard 3 64 New York Giants
Joe Mott Linebacker 3 70 New York Jets
Chuck Hartlieb Quarterback 12 325 Houston Oilers

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