Rob Report: Minnesota

Hawkeye Insider publisher Rob Howe checks in with news and notes from Minneapolis after Iowa's 27-24 loss to the Gophers. There's a travel list, special teams units, injury report, notes, and news.

MINNEAPOLIS - Iowa players in uniform for Saturday's 27-24 loss against Minnesota here here at TCF Bank Stadium:

QB - Stanzi, Weinke, Vandenburg.

RB - Coker, Reisen, Rogers, Hitchens, Morse, White, O'Meara.

WR - Johnson-Koulianos, K. Davis, McNutt, Sandeman, Chaney, Shumpert, Nordmann, Kuchel,

TE - Fiedorowicz, Derby, Herman, Reisner,

OL - Van Sloten, Haganman, Koeppel, Tobin, Zusevics, MacMillan, Gettis, McMillan, Reiff, Boffeli, Vandervelde, Ferentz

DL - Bigach, Daniel, Binns, Clayborn, Daniels, Klug, Ballard, Nardo.

LB - Getz, Tillison, Kirksey, Hunter, DiBona, Peterson, Johnson, Morris.

DB - Bernstine, Prater, Hyde, Sash, Lowe, Steinbrecher, Nielsen, Swanson, Greenwood, Donatell, Castillo, Miller, Lowery,

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

Injury Report - Adam Robinson missed his second game in four weeks after suffering his second concussion last Saturday against Ohio State. Coach Kirk Ferentz said this week that he expected his starting RB back to return for the bowl game.

William Lowe was in uniform for the first time in several weeks. He has been hampered by an ankle injury.

Adam Gettis, who missed the last three weeks with an ankle injury, dressed for the second week in a row. Nolan Macmillan (neck) sat out the Ohio State game after playing two series the week before at Northwestern. He dress here on Saturday. Neither guy played.

Jeff Tarpinian did not dress. He was ruled out by Ferentz earlier this week.

Reserve TE C.J. Fiedorowicz delivered a large special teams hit at the end of the first half. He went to the sideline in pain, holding his left shoulder area. Trainers looked at that area. He returned in the second half.

Shaun Prater left the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter. He did not return and was wearing street clothes in the second half.

The starter corner opposite Prater, Micah Hyde, also left the game early with what appeared to be an injury in the neck/shoulder area.

Ferentz said he expected Prater and Hyde back for the bowl game.

Kick Return - Shumpert, T. Johnson, DJK, Tillison, D. Davis, O‘Meara, Nordmann, Kirksey, Rogers, Fiedorowicz, Daniel, Z. Derby.

Kick Coverage- - Swanson, White, White, Nordmann, Herman, Donatell, Fiedorwicz, Kuchel, Shumpert, Kirksey, Lowery, Hitchens

Punt Return - Chaney, Clayborn, Hyde, Binns, Sash, T. Johnson, Morris, Castillo, , Ballard, Hunter.

Punt Coverage - Donahue, Lowery, Hyde, O‘Meara, Z. Derby, Getz, Reisner, Schulze, Morse, Sash, T. Johnson, Kreiter.

EXTRA POINTS -

-Colin Sandeman started in place of Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. DJK entered the game at the end of the first quarter and scored Iowa's first touchdown.

When asked, Ferentz said Sandeman had a better week of practice. DJK went on to catch a touchdown and return a kickoff 88 yards for a score. He finished with 155 total yards.

-Minneapolis native Broderick Binns started on the defensive line. Mike Daniels played a reserve role.

-Iowa gave up a season high 216 yards on the ground. Ohio State had the previous high at 158 last week.

-Binns, Troy Johnson and Jeremiha Hunter led Iowa with nine tackles apiece.

-Minnesota converted 9 of 16 third-down opportunities.

-Iowa finished the regular season with 12 quarterback sacks. Its opponents had 11.


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