Rob Report: Ball State

Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe watched the 45-0 Iowa beat down of Ball State on Saturday from the Kinnick Stadium press box. In this notebook, he compiles a dressed list, injury report, special teams units, News and Notes.

IOWA CITY. Ia. - Iowa players in uniform for Saturday's 45-0 win against Ball State here at Kinnick Stadium:

QB - Stanzi, Vandenberg, Wienke, A. Derby,

RB - Hitchens, Ma. Meyers, Morse, Coker, Reisen, D. Johnson, Robinson, Rogers,

WR - Chaney, McNutt, Sandeman, Kuchel, Johnson-Koulianos, Nordmann, Shumpert, K. Davis, Martin-Manley, Evans, Haluska, Staggs, Audlehelm, Cotton,

TE - Reisner Herman, Z. Derby, Fiedorowicz, Vier, Furlong.

OL - Koeppel, Vandervelde, Ferentz, MacMillan, Reiff, Zusevics, Van Sloten, Boffeli, Scherff, Orne, Donnal, Stoeker, Haganman, Gettis,

DL - Clayborn, Alvis, Daniel, Forgy, Binns, Ballard, Daniels, Ferguson, Nardo, Klug, Bigach, Trinca-Pasat, Covert,

LB - Peterson, Tr. Johnson, T. Nielsen, Hunter, DiBona, Poggi, Morris, Tarpinian, Getz, Fisher, Kirksey, Tillison.

DB - Hyde, Sash, Bernstine, Lowe, Greiner, Lowery, Donatell, Swanson, T. Miller, Steinbrecher N. Nielsen, Sleeper, Castillo, Prater, Greenwood.

ST - Mossbrucker, Meyer, Mullings, Schulze, Donahue, Guthrie, Kreiter,

Injury Report - Marvin McNutt came up limping after grabbing a screen pass in the third quarter. He didn't return. The junior said "I had a little moment there where I wasn't feeling too good."

McNutt said he hurt his leg but could have returned if needed.

Christian Kirksey was rocked on kick coverage. It ended the true freshman's afternoon. We did not get a post-game report on him.

Jeff Tarpinian left in the third quarter while shaking the hand he broke in camp. Troy Johnson replaced him at MLB. Turned out to be a stinger for Tarp. He said he wanted to play in the second half.

Julian Vandervelde left the game in the third quarter and did not return. He said he could have returned.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said his team came through the afternoon in good shape on the injury front.

Special Teams Units -

Kick Return - K. Davis, Johnson-Koulianos, Castillo, Morris, Tr. Johnson, DiBona, Kirksey, Daniel, Gimm, Fiedorowicz, Rogers.

Kick coverage - Morris, Meyer, Swanson, Nordmann, Kirksey, Herman, T. Miller, Tr. Johnson, Bernstine, Lowe, Prater.

Punt Return - Sandeman, DiBona, Herman, Tillison, Bernstine, Nordmann, Kirksey, Donatell, Swanson, Lowe, Hyde.

Punt Coverage - Hyde, Sash, Donahue, DiBona, T. Nielsen, Reisner, Morse, Tarpinian, Sash, Schulze, Tr. Johnson.


-Micah Hyde was returning punts in pre-game warm-ups.

-Broderick Binns started his first game of the season. Mike Daniels returned to his reserve role. Daniels came in on second series with Christian Ballard kicking out to end and Binns heading to the sideline. Binns, Daniels, Klug and Ballard rotated quite a bit in the first half. Clayborn also moved inside for a few plays with Klug moving out a few times.

-Paul Chaney received the most reps in any game this season. He played more than Keenan Davis and Colin Sandeman in the first half.

-Josh Koeppel was used on jumbo packages near the goal line. He was in at tackle on Robinson's touchdown run with 10:25 left in the third quarter.

-After rotating in a pretty even split last week, Nolan MacMillan took all of the snaps at RG ahead of Adam Gettis. Julian Vandervelde appeared to get dinged up in the third quarter and Gettis stepped in at LG at that point.

-Iowa pulled the red-shirts off of Marcus Coker and Anthony Hitchens on Saturday. The Hawkeyes now have used eight true freshmen this season with Kirksey, James Morris, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Tanner Miller, B.J. Lowery and Michael Meyer having already played this season.

-Meyer replaced Trent Mossbrucker at place kicker. The Dubuque Wahlert graduate connected on all seven of his point after attempts and hit one of two field goals tries. He booted through a 25-yarder and missed from 37.

-In three home games this season (Eastern Illinois, Iowa State and Ball State), Iowa has outscored its opponents 167-14.

-Iowa amassed 562 yards of total offense, which ranks as the fourth-most by a Coach Kirk Ferentz coached Hawkeye team.  Additionally, Iowa's 28 first downs tie for the fourth most by an Iowa team under Ferentz.

-Iowa's defense allowed only 56 yards passing and collected two takeaways.  The 56 yards passing rank as the second fewest passing yards allowed under Coach Ferentz.  Ball State quarterbacks completed only eight pass attempts, which ranks as the fifth-fewest completions by an opponent under Coach Ferentz.

-Iowa's first touchdown came on a one-yard run by RB Adam Robinson, his fifth rushing touchdown of the season, and he added another in the third period.  Robinson had five rushing touchdowns in 11 games as a freshman in 2009.  Robinson ended the game with 22 rushes for 115 yards and two scores, along with three receptions for a career-high 75 yards.  He has rushed for over 100 yards in three of four games in 2010 and has five career games over the century mark.  He has scored two or more touchdowns in three of four games this season. 

-Junior DL Mike Daniels recorded four tackles for loss (20 yards) among his six tackles, including one QB sack for minus seven yards.  For the game, Daniels had four solo tackles and two assists.  Senior LB Jeff Tarpinian led Iowa in tackles for the third straight game.  He registered nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.  Tarpinian had 11 tackles vs. Iowa State and a career-high 12 stops at Arizona.

-Senior QB Ricky Stanzi completed 19-25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns.  Stanzi improved his career totals to 387-661 for 5,372 yards and 40 touchdowns.  Iowa is 21-5 with Stanzi as its starting quarterback.  He has at least one touchdown pass in the last 12 games he has played.  He is now fifth in career touchdown passes with 40.  He has two or more scoring passes in three of four games this season and three in each of the last two games.

-Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had two scoring receptions for the first time in his career, scoring on catches of 22 and 45 yards.  He ended the game with four receptions for 87 yards.  Johnson-Koulianos improved his career totals to 144 catches for 2,141 yards and 10 touchdowns.  He ranks third in receiving yards and is sixth in receptions.  He is just the fourth Iowa receiver with over 2,000 career receiving yards.

As he has been throughout the season, Johnson-Koulianos was requested for interviews after the game. Ferentz prevented him from speaking with the media but said the senior might be allowed to talk to journalists if/when he breaks school. receiving records.

-Coker ended the day with 10 carries for 60 yards and one reception for 12 yards.

-With Brad Rogers returning to running back from fullback, Jonathan Gimm will move back to FB from TE.

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