1979 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1979 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1979 record 5–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (1st year)
MVP Dennis Mosley
Captain
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
#10 Purdue 7 1 0     10 2 0
#18 Michigan 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19 Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa 4 4 0     5 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 1     4 6 1
Michigan State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Illinois 1 6 1     2 8 1
Northwestern 0 9 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season for new head coach Hayden Fry, who arrived in Iowa City after spending the previous six years at North Texas State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Indiana Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 26–30   59,700
September 15 at No. 3 Oklahoma* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 6–21   72,531
September 22 No. 7 Nebraska* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA L 21–24   60,055
September 29 Iowa State* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Cy-Hawk Trophy) W 30–14   60,100
October 6 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 13–7   51,044
October 13 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 58–6   27,224
October 20 Minnesota Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) L 7–24   60,050
October 27 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 24–13   79,026
November 3 Purdue Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA L 14–20   59,940
November 10 at No. 3 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7–34   87,835
November 17 Michigan State Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 33–23   58,320
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Iowa at #3 Oklahoma
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 6 0 0 0 6
#3 Sooners 0 7 0 14 21

Nebraska[edit]

#7 Nebraska at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Cornhuskers 0 7 7 10 24
Hawkeyes 7 0 14 0 21

For the second week in a row, the Hawkeyes faced a Big 8 opponent ranked in the top 10. Iowa led 21-14 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but Nebraska tied the game then recovered a fumble before kicking the winning field goal late.

Iowa State[edit]

This game marked Hayden Fry's first win as head coach of the Hawkeyes.

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Iowa 0 6 7 0 13
Illinois 0 7 0 0 7

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Team players in the 1980 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1980 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dennis Mosley RB 9 232 Minnesota Vikings
Jim Swift OT 9 238 Seattle Seahawks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1979 Oct 7. Retrieved 2015-Nov-11.
  3. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com.