Nebraska 24
Iowa 21

Sep. 22, 1979 - 1:05 p.m. Central
Kinnick Stadium | Iowa City, IA | ESPN (delay)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 7 7 10 24
Iowa 7 0 14 0 21
First Quarter
IOW: Dean McKillip 2 run (Roby kick) 11:51
Second Quarter
NEB: Jeff Quinn 1 run (Sukup kick) 2:12
Third Quarter
IOW: McKillip 2 run (Roby kick) 6:53
IOW: Keith Chappelle 29 pass from Rich Gales (Roby kick) 5:21
NEB: Tim Hager 4 run (Sukup kick) 2:02
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Craig Johnson 5 run (Sukup kick) 11:02
NEB: Dean Sukup 30 field goal, 5:52

                       NEB       IOW
First Downs............ 20        11
  Rushing ............. 13         3
  Passing .............. 4         7
  Penalty .............. 3         1
Rushes-Net Yds..... 69-244     36-85
Passing Net  .......... 40       154
  Comp-Att-Int. ... 6-13-0   10-25-1
Total Offense ..... 82-284    61-239
Punts-Avg.......... 4-42.8    7-37.4
Fumbles-Lost.......... 6-5       2-1
Penalties-Yds........ 1-16      6-69
Possession Time .... 35:18     24:42

LEADING NU RUSHER:
Jarvis Redwine 89

LEADING NU PASSER:
Jeff Quinn 6-13-0 for 40 yards.

ATTENDANCE: 60,055

1979 Nebraska-Iowa photo Craig JohnsonCraig Johnson’s 5-yard touchdown run four minutes into the fourth quarter pulled Nebraska into a tie. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

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1979 Nebraska-Iowa football Mark LeRoyMark LeRoy’s interception and 25-yard return helped Nebraska ice the victory in the final five minutes. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers rally past Hawkeyes in second half

It took a stout Nebraska defensive effort in the final period, an alternate quarterback (Tim Hager), two alternate I-backs (Jarvis Redwine and Craig Johnson) and a senior field goal kicker (Dean Sukup) for the Cornhuskers to down upset-minded Iowa, 24-21.

Iowa took a 7-0 lead in the first period ater an I.M. Hipp fumble, and the Huskers had some catching up to do. The Hawkeyes stretched their advantage to 21-7 with 5:21 remaining in the third quarter, and then it was Hager, Redwine and Johnson to the rescue.

NU scored touchdowns on its next two possessions, with Hager scoring the first time and Johnson over the middle for the tying score. Senior monster back Mark LeRoy then forced a fumble, and Derrie Nelson recovered at the Nebraska 42. The Huskers drove to the Iowa 13, where Sukup kicked a 30-yard field goal to give Nebraska the win.

LeRoy was named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the come-from-behind victory.

NOTE: This was the first Nebraska game to be televised by ESPN, although it was not shown live by the up-and-coming cable channel.

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1979 schedule
05/05 Red 27, White 13
09/15 Utah St. W 35-14
09/22 @ Iowa W 24-21
09/29 Penn St. W 42-17
10/06 New Mexico St. W 57-0
10/13 Kansas W 42-0
10/20 @ Oklahoma St. W 36-0
10/27 Colorado W 38-10
11/03 @ Missouri W 23-20
11/10 @ Kansas St. W 21-12
11/17 Iowa St. W 34-3
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Houston L 14-17
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