Rob Report: Wisconsin

HI Publisher Rob Howe took in Saturday's game at Kinnick Stadium. His weekly Rob Report includes a dressed list, injury report, special teams units, news and notes.

IOWA CITY, Ia. - Iowa players in uniform for Saturday's loss against Wisconsin here at Kinnick Stadium:

QB - Stanzi, Vandenberg, Wienke, Derby.

RB - Robinson, Morse, Coker, White, O'Meara, Hitchens, DeAndre Johnson, Meyers, Gimm, Reisen,

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

TE - Herman, Reisner, Fiedorwicz, Z. Derby, Vier,

OL - Reiff, MacMillan, Tobin, Vandervelde, Knipper, Boffeli, Van Sloten, Orne, McMillan, Clark, Scherff, Ferentz, Gettis,

DL - Don. Johnson, Gaglione, Binns, Hardy, Ferguson, Trinca-Pasat, Klug, Daniels, C. Davis, Bigach, Forgy, Covert, Nardo, Clayborn, Ballard, Daniel

LB - T. Johnson, . Nielsen, Hunter, Tillison, Poggi, Morris, Kirksey,

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

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

Injury Report - Iowa starting MLB Jeff Tarpinian was not in uniform. He's struggling with a neck stinger suffered against Ball State. Troy Johnson started in his place.

Starting fullback Brett Morse returned to the starting lineup after missing last week‘s game at Michigan with a leg injury.

Jeremiha Hunter left the game with a knee injury. He returned for a few plays and then left again.

Adrian Clayborn also got dinged in the knee but returned.

Special Teams Units:

Kick Return - O'Meara, Morris, Nordmann, DiBona, Tillison, Fiedorowicz, Daniel, Peterson, Derby, DJK, K. Davis.

Kick coverage - Meyer, Castillo, Lowe, Nordmann, Donatell, Swanson, Hitchens, Kirksey, Dibona, Shumpert, Morris.

Punt Return - Donahue, Prater, Lowe, O'Meara, T. Nielsen, T. Johnson, Hunter, Greenwood, Schulze, Castillo, O'Meara.

Punt Coverage - Sandeman, Swanson, Hyde, Lowe, Shumpert, Kirksey, Tillison, White. Castillo, DiBona, Sash.


-Wisconsin played without James White and Lance Kendricks for much of the second half.

-True freshman James Morris replaced Johnson at middle linebacker for most of the fourth quarter.

-Adam Robinson had 76 rushing yards in the first half and finished with 114.

-Derrell Johnson-Koulianos tied Kevin Kasper as Iowa's all-time leader in career receptions at 157. He caught five balls for 93 yards and a touchdown on Saturday.

-Adam Gettis started at right guard for the first time this season and played the entire game. Nolan MacMillan had been the starter for the first six weeks. He did not appear to be injured.

-Daniel Murray saw his first action of the year for the Hawkeyes, kicking off one time.

-Iowa used five true freshman on its kickoff team now - Meyer, Hitchens, Shumpert, Morris and Kirksey.

-Wisconsin had scored 23 straight touchdowns when it got into the red zone minus plays where it took a knee coming into Saturday. Iowa held the Badgers to a field goal on their first trip to end the streak. The visitors did score four touchdowns on its next four trips into the red zone.

-Iowa says goodbye to the Heartland Trophy until at least 2013, the next time it plays Wisconsin.

-The Badgers only had four offensive possessions in the second half. They scored three touchdowns and had one picked off by Brett Greenwood.

-Meyer's 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career. The true freshman has made four in a row.

-The series is now tied all-time at 42-42-2.

-The Badgers converted all three of their fourth-down attempts on Saturday.

-Iowa converted 11 of 16 chances on third down.

-Wisconsin recorded its first fourth-quarter comeback for victory since 2008.

-Adrian Clayborn finished with a sack, a QB hurry and the seventh forced fumble of his career.

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