IOWA CITY — Injuries are a bit of concern for coach Kirk Ferentz as the Iowa Hawkeyes get set to visit Indiana. Linebacker is especially thin and Amani Jones will miss the first half after getting called for targeting at Minnesota.
Ferentz says the leg injury suffered by Jack Hockaday was not as severe as they feared.
With injuries at linebacker the Hawkeyes have been using more nickel packages by putting safety Geno Stone on the field.
Freshman Riley Moss is expected to get another start at corner. The lightly recruited Ankeny native had two interceptions against Minnesota.
Indiana has been known for offense and this year is no different. Quarterback Peyton Ramsey is completing 67 percent of his passes and also adds a running threat.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11:00 AM.
AMES — After posting a win at Oklahoma State Iowa State looks to build momentum by hosting sixth ranked West Virginia. The Mountaineers are the lone remaining unbeaten in the Big 12.
That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell. Freshman Brock Purdy is the likely starter at quarterback. Kyle Kempt is practicing but Campbell is not sure he will be ready to play.
Purdy is the third different quarterback to start in the first five games.
Purdy shined in his first extensive action against Oklahoma State and Campbell says the key is to sustain success.
Iowa State improved on third down against Oklahoma State and Campbell says that needs to continue.
Kickoff on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium is scheduled for 6 o’clock.
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says the Panthers are working to fix their run defense heading into this week’s game at South Dakota. The Panthers gave up 344 yards on the ground in a 56-31 loss to top ranked North Dakota State.
Farley believes the defense will make strides.
Farley says there were some positives from the game even though the Bison took control by outscoring the Panthers 28-0 in the fourth quarter.
Farley says the most improved group right now is the receiving corps.
South Dakota is 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri Valley race.
— high school volleyball last night
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