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1991 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Team
1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Holiday Bowl, T 13–13 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1991 record10–1–1 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachHayden Fry (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorCarl Jackson (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Brashier (13th season)
CaptainRob Baxley
John Derby
Matt Rodgers
Leroy Smith
Home stadiumKinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,220)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The team was coached by Hayden Fry and played their home games at Kinnick Stadium.

Season

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 711:30 AMHawaii*No. 15ESPNW 53-1070,044[1]
September 1411:30 AMat Iowa State*No. 14ABCW 29-1054,469[2]
September 281:00 PMNorthern Illinois*No. 9
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, Iowa
W 58-770,220[3]
October 52:30 PMNo. 7 MichiganNo. 9
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, Iowa
ABCL 24-4370,220[3]
October 121:00 PMat WisconsinNo. 17W 10-675,053[4]
October 192:30 PMNo. 13 IllinoisdaggerNo. 15
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, Iowa
ABCW 24-2170,220[3]
October 2611:30 AMat PurdueNo. 11ESPNW 31-2132,932[5]
November 22:30 PMat No. 13 Ohio StateNo. 11ABCW 16-995,357[6]
November 92:30 PMNo. 25 IndianaNo. 10
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, Iowa
ABCW 38-2170,220[3]
November 161:00 PMat NorthwesternNo. 9W 24-1033,478[7]
November 231:00 PMMinnesotaNo. 9
W 23-869,500[8]
December 307:30 PMvs. BYU*No. 7ESPNT 13-1360,646[9]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[10]

Roster

Rankings

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 18 15 14 10 9 9 17 15 11 11 10 9 9 7 7 10
Coaches' 18 17 14 10 8 7 17 11 8 8 8 7 8 7 7 10

[11]

Game summaries

Hawaii

Hawaii at #15 Iowa
1 234Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 307 10
Hawkeyes 27 1466 53
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-1 1988 L 24-27

[12]

at Iowa State

#14 Iowa at Iowa State
Cy-Hawk Trophy
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 17 327 29
Cyclones 0 307 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
26-12 1990 W 45-35

[13]

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois at #9 Iowa
1 234Total
Huskies 0 007 7
Hawkeyes 7 24720 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 1986 W 57-3

[14]

Michigan

#7 Michigan at #9 Iowa
1 234Total
Wolverines 7 12717 43
Hawkeyes 0 1806 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-30-4 1990 W 24-23

In the 1991 Big Ten opener, the Hawkeyes led 18-7 midway through the second quarter, but could not stop the Michigan ground game as the Wolverines rolled up 371 yards rushing on 50 attempts. This game essentially decided the conference championship as both teams won the remainder of their Big Ten games.

Prior to kickoff, 1957 Outland Trophy winner Alex Karras was presented with a plaque from the College Football Hall of Fame.[15]

at Wisconsin

#17 Iowa at Wisconsin
rivalry Game
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 307 10
Badgers 6 000 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
32-34-2 1990 W 30-10

[16]

Illinois

#13 Illinois at #15 Iowa
1 234Total
Fighting Illini 7 1400 21
Hawkeyes 10 707 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
19-32-2 1990 W 54-28

[17]

at Purdue

#11 Iowa at Purdue
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 7 0240 31
Boilermakers 6 906 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
25-40-2 1990 W 38-9

at Ohio State

#11 Iowa at #13 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 11 Hawkeyes 0 1330 16
No. 13 Buckeyes 0 900 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
12-34-3 1990 L 26-27

The Hawkeyes played without decals on their helmets in honor of the fallen from an on-campus shooting the day before. Leroy Smith recorded a school-record 5 sacks in the road victory over the Buckeyes.[18][19][20]

Indiana

#25 Indiana at #10 Iowa
1 234Total
Hoosiers 0 6312 21
Hawkeyes 21 1070 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
30-20-4 1988 L 34-45

Mike Saunders became the fifth Iowa player to score four touchdowns in a game, tying the school record. The Iowa defense forced four interceptions from Indiana quarterback Trent Green.

at Northwestern

#9 Iowa at Northwestern
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 3 7140 24
Wildcats 0 1000 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
37-14-3 1990 W 56-14

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Minnesota

Minnesota at #9 Iowa
1 234Total
Golden Gophers 0 008 8
Hawkeyes 0 3713 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
28-54-2 1990 L 24-31

The Hawkeyes closed the regular season with a win in the snow, giving Coach Fry his 100th victory at Iowa. [22]

vs. BYU (Holiday Bowl)

#7 Iowa vs. BYU
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 6 700 13
Cougars 0 607 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[23]

Postseason awards

Team players in the 1992 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Ron Geater Defensive end 7 170 Denver Broncos
Lance Olberding Tackle 7 172 Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Saunders Running back 10 262 Pittsburgh Steelers
Rob Baxley Tackle 11 286 Phoenix Cardinals
Matt Rodgers Quarterback 12 335 Buffalo Bills

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References

  1. ^ "Iowa 53, Hawaii 10". Gainesville Sun. September 8, 1991.
  2. ^ Miller, Rusty (September 15, 1991). "Ohio State Beats Louisville, Michigan Tops Notre Dame". The Daily Sentinel.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kinnick Stadium Attendance". University of Iowa. Archived from the original on 2011-08-07.
  4. ^ Chaptman, Dennis (October 13, 1991). "Offensive woes leave Badgers Shaking Their Heads". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
  5. ^ Ambrogi, Mark (October 27, 1991). "Iowa Rallies to Deflate Purdue Upset Bid". The Indianapolis Star.
  6. ^ "Iowa 16, Ohio State 9". Gainesville Sun. November 3, 1991.
  7. ^ Ziehm, Len (November 17, 1991). "Conquest of NU No Holiday for Iowa". Chicago Sun-Times.
  8. ^ "Iowa 23, Minnesota 8". Eugene Register-Guard. November 24, 1991.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "1991 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Iowa 1991 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Wipeout! Iowa calls Hawaii's bluff" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 9, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "What else is new? Hawks crush Cyclones" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 16, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Iowa stomps NIU; Michigan awaits" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 30, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "U-M: Big Ten season opens with victory". Detroit Free Press. October 6, 1991. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Hawkeyes escape from Wisconsin" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 14, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Hawkeyes sneak past Illinois 24-21" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 21, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Iowa Wins It 'for People Back Home'". Los Angeles Times. November 3, 1991. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Roses Are Red, Columbus Is Angry". The New York Times. November 3, 1991. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Recalling the dark scene surrounding last win at Ohio State". The Gazette. November 13, 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Second half charge propels Hawkeyes over NU" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 18, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Hawks win Floyd for Fry's 100th" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 25, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Game History: The 1991 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl". sandiegobowlgames.com. Retrieved 2015.
  24. ^ "1992 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2015.

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