1987 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1987 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 20–19 vs. Wyoming
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 16
1987 record 10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (9th season)
Offensive coordinator Bill Snyder (9th season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (9th season)
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan State $ 7 0 1     9 2 1
No. 16 Iowa 6 2 0     10 3 0
Indiana 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 19 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 4 4 0     6 4 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     3 7 1
Illinois 2 5 1     3 7 1
Northwestern 2 6 0     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Hawkeyes played their home games at Kinnick Stadium and were led by head coach Hayden Fry.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 vs. No. 17 Tennessee* No. 16 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 22–23   54,681
September 12 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona W 15–14   57,284
September 19 at Iowa State* Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa (Cy-Hawk Trophy) W 48–9   54,101
September 26 Kansas State* No. 19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 38–13   67,700
October 3 Michigan State No. 17 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 14–19   67,700
October 10 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 31–10   74,645
October 17 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan ABC L 10–37   105,406
October 24 Purdue Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ABC W 38–14   67,700
October 31 No. 11 Indiana Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 29–21   67,700
November 7 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 52–24   38,694
November 14 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 29–27   90,090
November 21 Minnesota No. 18 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) W 34–20   67,700
December 30 vs. Wyoming* No. 18 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 20–19   61,892
*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 16 RV RV 19 17 NR RV NR NR NR 18 19 18 18 16
Coaches' 18 NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 20 RV 20 RV 16

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Game summaries[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Kickoff Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Hawkeyes 3 7 9 3 22
#17 Volunteers 0 14 0 9 23

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Arizona[edit]

Iowa at Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 6 3 0 6 15
Wildcats 0 7 7 0 14

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Game Statistics[5] IOWA ARIZ
First Downs 21 19
Total Yards 371 279
Passing Yards 150 115
Rushing Yards 221 164
Penalties 5-36 4-24
Turnovers 0 4

Iowa State[edit]

Iowa at Iowa State
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 10 14 10 14 48
Cyclones 3 6 0 0 9

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Game Statistics[7] IOWA ISU
First Downs 26 12
Total Yards 455 259
Passing Yards 202 155
Rushing Yards 253 104
Penalties 4-24 6-30
Turnovers 2 3

Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 3 3 0 13
#19 Hawkeyes 14 7 0 17 38

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Game Statistics[9] KSU IOWA
First Downs 11 27
Total Yards 188 443
Passing Yards 104 271
Rushing Yards 84 172
Penalties 10-76 6-44
Turnovers 5 7

Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 0 6 6 19
#17 Hawkeyes 7 7 0 0 14

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Game Statistics[12] MSU IOWA
First Downs 16 15
Total Yards 249 214
Passing Yards 13 230
Rushing Yards 236 (-16)
Penalties 13-102 7-50
Turnovers 1 1

Wisconsin[edit]

Iowa at Wisconsin
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 7 14 7 3 31
Badgers 0 3 7 0 10

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Game Statistics IOWA WIS
First Downs 23 10
Total Yards 412 175
Passing Yards 223 58
Rushing Yards 189 117
Penalties 5-50 3-35
Turnovers 3 4

Michigan[edit]

Iowa at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 10 0 0 10
Wolverines 6 24 0 7 37

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Game Statistics IOWA MICH
First Downs 13 19
Total Yards 349 352
Passing Yards 362 190
Rushing Yards (-13) 162
Penalties 4-42 2-16
Turnovers 1 2

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 0 7 7 0 14
Hawkeyes 14 7 10 7 38

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Game Statistics[16] PUR IOWA
First Downs 16 29
Total Yards 301 520
Passing Yards 259 317
Rushing Yards 42 203
Penalties 5-45 7-44
Turnovers 5 2

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Hoosiers 0 7 7 7 21
Hawkeyes 13 7 0 9 29

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Game Statistics[18] IND IOWA
First Downs 16 23
Total Yards 305 445
Passing Yards 237 282
Rushing Yards 68 163
Penalties 8-91 8-72
Turnovers 3 2

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 7 28 14 3 52
Wildcats 10 7 7 0 24
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Dyche Stadium
  • Game attendance: 38,694

Chuck Hartlieb completed 25 of 32 passes for 471 yards and a Big Ten single-game record 7 touchdowns[19] [20]. Wide receiver Quinn Early hauled in 10 passes and set school records with 256 yards receiving (Big Ten record at the time) and 4 touchdown receptions[21].

Game Statistics[21] IOWA NW
First Downs 28 21
Total Yards 674 364
Passing Yards 584 245
Rushing Yards 90 119
Penalties 4-38 9-65
Turnovers 4 8

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 3 12 0 14 29
Buckeyes 7 7 7 6 27
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game attendance: 90,090
  • Game weather: 61°F, Clear and sunny
  • Referee: Gil Marchman

With six seconds left, Chuck Hartlieb threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Marv Cook on fourth-and-23 to earn Iowa's first victory at Ohio Stadium since 1959.

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Game Statistics IOWA OHIO ST
First Downs 22 17
Total Yards 489 383
Passing Yards 333 216
Rushing Yards 156 167
Penalties 2-15 6-56
Turnovers 3 3

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 3 3 7 7 20
#18 Hawkeyes 3 21 7 3 34

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Game Statistics[26] MINN IOWA
First Downs 14 30
Total Yards 295 510
Passing Yards 216 328
Rushing Yards 79 182
Penalties 4-33 7-64
Turnovers 0 2

Wyoming[edit]

1987 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Hawkeyes 0 7 0 13 20
Cowboys 12 7 0 0 19

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the 1988 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Quinn Early Wide Receiver 3 60 San Diego Chargers
Kevin Harmon Running Back 4 101 Seattle Seahawks
Herb Wester Tackle 5 114 Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Schuster Defensive Tackle 10 261 Philadelphia Eagles

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References[edit]

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