1983 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1983 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Gator Bowl, L 14-6 vs. Florida
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 14
1983 record 9–3 (7–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (5th year)
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Illinois $ 9 0 0     10 2 0
#8 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
#14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
#9 Ohio State 6 3 0     9 3 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 4 0
Purdue 3 5 1     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 1     4 6 1
Indiana 2 7 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 0 9 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Hawkeyes, led by legendary head coach Hayden Fry, were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Kinnick Stadium.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Iowa State* No. 16 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa (Cy-Hawk Trophy) ABC W 51–10   54,066
September 17 at Penn State* No. 13 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania W 42–34   84,628
September 24 No. 3 Ohio State No. 7 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa CBS W 20–14   66,175
October 1 at Illinois No. 4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 0–33   73,351
October 8 Northwestern No. 15 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 61–21   66,125
October 15 Purdue No. 14 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 31–14   66,105
October 22 at No. 10 Michigan No. 12 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan ABC L 13–16   104,559
October 29 Indiana No. 17 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 49–3   66,055
November 5 at Wisconsin No. 15 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) W 34–14   78,105
November 12 at Michigan State No. 12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan W 12–6   72,528
November 19 Minnesota No. 11 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) W 61–10   66,160
December 30 vs. No. 11 Florida* No. 10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) ABC L 6–14   81,293
*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 14 Final
AP 16 16 13 7 4 15 14 12 17 15 12 11 10 10 10 14
Coaches' 3 14

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Game summaries[edit]

Iowa State[edit]

#16 Iowa at Iowa State
Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 17 14 6 14 51
Cyclones 0 3 0 7 10

This was the first of 15 straight wins for the Hawkeyes in the series.

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Penn State[edit]

#13 Iowa at Penn State
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 14 0 21 7 42
Nittany Lions 7 14 7 6 34

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Ohio State[edit]

#3 Ohio State at #7 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Buckeyes 7 0 0 7 14
Hawkeyes 3 0 10 7 20

The Hawkeyes earned their first win over the Buckeyes since 1962.

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Illinois[edit]

#4 Iowa at Illinois
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 0 0 0 0
Fighting Illini 17 10 0 6 33

The Hawkeyes – ranked #3 in the Coaches poll and #4 in the AP poll – could not break through on this day in Champaign. Illinois would go on to win the outright Big Ten title by finishing 9-0 in conference play.

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Northwestern[edit]

Northwestern at #15 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 7 7 21
Hawkeyes 17 17 14 13 61

The Hawkeyes set a Big Ten record with 713 yards of total offense.

  • Chuck Long: 23-33, 420 yards, 4 TD (1 rushing)

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Purdue[edit]

Purdue at #14 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 7 7 0 0 14
Hawkeyes 7 17 7 0 31

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Michigan[edit]

#12 Iowa at #10 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 3 0 10 13
Wolverines 3 3 7 3 16
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game attendance: 104,559
  • TV announcers (ABC): Keith Jackson & Frank Broyles

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Indiana[edit]

Indiana at #17 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 3 0 0 3
Hawkeyes 21 7 7 14 49

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Wisconsin[edit]

#15 Iowa at Wisconsin
Rivalry Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 14 13 7 0 34
Badgers 0 0 0 14 14
  • Chuck Long – 4 TD passes
  • Eddie Phillips – 162 Rush yards, TD

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Michigan State[edit]

#12 Iowa at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 3 9 0 12
Spartans 0 0 0 6 6

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Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at #11 Iowa
Battle for Floyd of Rosedale
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 7 0 3 10
Hawkeyes 17 17 7 20 61

The Hawkeyes rolled up 517 yards rushing against the Gophers. Three Iowa backs went over 100 yards, led by Eddie Phillips with 172 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ronnie Harmon had 75 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 4 carries, and also caught a touchdown pass.

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Gator Bowl[edit]

#10 Iowa vs. #11 Florida
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 3 3 0 6
Gators 7 7 0 0 14

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Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at Iowa Alma mater
Hayden Fry Head coach 5th Baylor (1951)
Bill Brashier Defensive Coordinator 5th
Bill Snyder Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 5th William Jewell (1963)
Dan McCarney Defensive Line 7th Iowa (1975)
Barry Alvarez Linebackers 5th Nebraska (1969)
Don Patterson Tight Ends 5th Army
Carl Jackson Running Backs 5th
Kirk Ferentz Offensive Line 3rd Connecticut (1978)
Del Miller Offensive assistant 6th Central (IA) (1972)
Bernie Wyatt Defensive Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 10th Iowa
Bill Dervich Strength and Conditioning
Bob Stoops Graduate Assistant 1st Iowa (1983)

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the 1984 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1984 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Alt Tackle 1 21 Kansas City Chiefs
Joel Hilgenberg Center 4 97 New Orleans Saints
Norm Granger Running Back 5 137 Dallas Cowboys
Joe Levelis Guard 6 166 Dallas Cowboys
Dave Moritz Wide Receiver 10 275 San Francisco 49ers

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References[edit]

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  6. ^ "No. 7 Iowa's Passes Beat No. 3 Ohio State, 20-14". Washington Post. September 24, 1983. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Illinois shocks No. 3 Iowa, 33-0". The Salina Journal. October 2, 1983. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
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  10. ^ "MICHIGAN EDGES IOWA ON LATE KICK". New York Times. October 23, 1983. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Inept Indiana humiliated at Iowa". Indianapolis Star. October 30, 1983. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Moritz triggers Iowa romp: Hawkeyes hit Indiana early in 49-3 triumph". The Gazette. October 30, 1983. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Iowa rolls by Wisconsin". The Pantagraph. November 6, 1983. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Big 10 roundup: Iowa 12, Michigan State 6". Chicago Tribune. November 13, 1983. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Iowa rushes to Gator Bowl berth". Chicago Tribune. November 20, 1983. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gator Bowl to Florida, 14-6". New York Times. December 31, 1983. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  17. ^ "THE BASE OF THE TREE: HAYDEN FRY'S 1983 COACHING STAFF". blackheartgoldpants.com. SB Nation. June 20, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  18. ^ "1984 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com.