1995 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1995 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 38–18 vs. Washington
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 22
AP No. 25
1995 record 8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (17th year)
Offensive coordinator Don Patterson (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (17th year)
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,397)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
#13 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
#17 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
#25 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. Participating as members of the Big Ten Conference, the Hawkeyes played their home games at Kinnick Stadium and were led by coach Hayden Fry.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 1:00 PM Northern Iowa* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 34–13   70,397
September 16 11:00 AM at Iowa State* Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa (Cy-Hawk Trophy) ABC W 27–10   49,714
September 30 1:00 PM New Mexico State* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 59–21   63,721
October 7 11:00 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan Creative W 21–7   73,732
October 14 11:00 AM Indianadagger No. 23 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ESPN2 W 22–13   69,520
October 21 2:30 PM No. 19 Penn State No. 18 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ABC L 27–41   70,397
October 28 11:30 AM at No. 4 Ohio State No. 25 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ESPN L 35–56   93,314
November 4 11:30 AM Illinois Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ESPN L 7–26   70,397
November 11 11:00 AM at No. 5 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois Creative L 20–31   49,256
November 18 11:30 AM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 33–20   78,907
November 25 1:00 PM Minnesota Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) W 45–3   65,794
December 29 1:30 PM vs. No. 20 Washington* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) CBS W 38–18   49,116
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. 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 15 Final
AP 23 18 25 NR 25
Coaches' 23 18 25 NR 22

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Game summaries[edit]

Northern Iowa[edit]

Northern Iowa at #19 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 0 3 7 13
Hawkeyes 7 21 0 6 34

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Iowa State[edit]

Iowa at Iowa State
Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 6 6 6 9 27
Cyclones 7 3 0 0 10

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New Mexico State[edit]

New Mexico State at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 14 7 21
Hawkeyes 14 28 14 3 59

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Michigan State[edit]

Iowa at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 6 8 7 21
Spartans 0 7 0 0 7

Led by tailback Sedrick Shaw (42 carries, 250 yards, TD), the Hawkeyes rolled up 524 yards of total offense (311 rushing) to earn a road victory over the Spartans in the 1995 Big Ten opener.

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Indiana[edit]

Indiana at #23 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 10 0 3 13
Hawkeyes 7 0 7 8 22

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Penn State[edit]

#19 Penn State at #18 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 10 7 7 17 41
Hawkeyes 7 7 6 7 27

The Hawkeyes led 27-24 after a 19-yard touchdown run from Sedrick Shaw early in the 4th quarter, but Penn State rallied to score the final 17 points of the game.

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Ohio State[edit]

#25 Iowa at #4 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 7 7 21 35
Buckeyes 28 28 0 0 56

The Buckeyes, led by future NFL Pro Bowl selections Eddie George, Terry Glenn, and Shawn Springs, rolled to a 56-0 lead in the first half before cruising to the 21-point victory.

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Illinois[edit]

Illinois at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 3 7 6 10 26
Hawkeyes 0 7 0 0 7

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Northwestern[edit]

Iowa at #5 Northwestern
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 20 0 0 20
Wildcats 3 14 7 7 31

ESPN's College GameDay was in Evanston for this matchup between the Hawkeyes and the #5 Wildcats. After leading 20-17 at halftime, Iowa couldn't muster a second half score. Northwestern had a magical season, capped by the school's first trip to the Rose Bowl in 46 years.

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Wisconsin[edit]

Iowa at Wisconsin
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 7 17 0 9 33
Badgers 0 7 7 6 20

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Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 0 3 0 3
Hawkeyes 7 10 7 21 45

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Sun Bowl vs. Washington[edit]

Iowa vs. #20 Washington
Sun Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 10 11 10 7 38
Huskies 0 0 6 12 18

The young Hawkeyes bullied the Pac-10 co-Champion and 20th-ranked Huskies, leading 21-0 at half and 38-6 :03 into the 4th quarter before cruising to a 20-point victory. Sedrick Shaw and Tavian Banks each ran for over 100 yards, as Iowa outgained Washington 229-90 on the ground.

Iowa ended the season on a 3-game winning streak, earning a #25 ranking in the final AP poll and a #22 ranking in the final Coaches' poll.

This was the Hawkeyes' first win over a ranked opponent since the 1991 season, and Iowa's first bowl victory since the 1987 Holiday Bowl.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the 1996 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1996 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Scott Slutzker Tight End 3 82 Indianapolis Colts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iowa 1995 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Northern Iowa vs. Iowa". USA Today. September 9, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Iowa vs. Iowa State". USA Today. September 16, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "New Mexico State vs. Iowa". USA Today. September 30, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Iowa vs. Michigan State". USA Today. October 7, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Indiana vs. Iowa". USA Today. October 14, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Penn St. vs. Iowa". USA Today. October 21, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Iowa vs. Ohio St.". USA Today. October 28, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL : Ohio State Displays Mercy Toward Iowa : Big Ten: Ahead by 49 points at halftime, Buckeye Coach John Cooper removes his starters for second half.". USA Today. October 29, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Illinois vs. Iowa". USA Today. November 4, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Iowa vs. Northwestern". USA Today. November 11, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Iowa vs. Wisconsin". USA Today. November 18, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Minnesota vs. Iowa". USA Today. November 25, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Iowa vs. Washington". USA Today. December 29, 1995. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ "1996 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.