Iowa Depth Chart - Michigan State

A look at Iowa's Two-Deep for this weekend's Michigan State game with some observations from Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe.

IOWA CITY, Ia. - Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz released his depth chart on Monday for this weekend's game against No. 5 Michigan State in Kinnick Stadium:

IOWA OFFENSE

WR 15 Johnson-Koulianos, 22 Sandeman

LT 77 Reiff, 69 Haganman

LG 63 Vandervelde, 59 Boffeli

C 53 Ferentz, 67 Koeppel

RG 73 Gettis/76 MacMillan

RT 56 Zusevics, 70 Van Sloten

TE 82 Reisner, 39 Herman

QB 12 Stanzi, 16 Vandenberg

WR 7 McNutt, 6 K. Davis

RB 32 Robinson, 34 Coker

FB 36 Morse, 38 Rogers

IOWA DEFENSE

DE 94 Clayborn, 58 Daniel

DT 95 Klug, 54 Bigach

DT 46 Ballard/ 93 Daniels, 87 Nardo

DE 46 Ballard/ 91 Binns

OLB 45 T. Nielsen, 97 Petersen

MLB 48 Johnson, 44 Morris

WLB 42 Hunter, 50 Tillison

LC 28 Prater, 2 Castillo

SS 9 Sash, 13 Donatell

FS 30 Greenwood, 49 Miller

RC 18 Hyde, 4 Bernstine

PT 5 Donahue, 6 Guthrie

PK 96 Meyer, 8 Mossbrucker

The bad news continues to be the absence of No. 1 MLB Jeff Tarpinian. The senior from Omaha suffered a neck stinger against Ball State in Week four and only played a few snaps against Penn State the following week before leaving in pain. He has not played since that point.

It's a tough deal for Tarpinian, who has been beset by injuries throughout his Hawkeye career. He looked real good in the games he played early this season and it is hurting Iowa's defense to be without him right now.

Fellow Senior Troy Johnson remains the No. 1 at MLB despite being replaced by true freshman James Morris in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Not sure if Johnson was removed for his play or due to injury but he was up on the sideline throughout the final period.

Jeremiha Hunter left the Wisconsin game with an leg injury and missed a few series before returning to action. He then removed himself again after several downs.

Hunter appears to be OK, at least according to the depth chart, which still lists him as the starter at WLB.

Trent Mossbrucker remained the backup PK. He hasn't seen any action since Week 4 when Mike Meyer overtook him for the position. Daniel Murray is not listed despite getting a kickoff opportunity on Saturday.

Adam Gettis, who played the whole game at RG against Wisconsin has moved into an "or" situation with Nolan MacMillan, who started the first six games of the season. Gettis was projected as the No. 1 in camp but an injury kept him out of action during the early season. He played well in splitting time with MacMillan against Michigan and also looked impressive on Saturday.


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