Rob Report: Pittsburgh

Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe was at Kinnick Stadium for Iowa's largest come-from-behind victory in the history of the program. Here's a notebook with an injury report, dressed list, special teams units and more.

Iowa CITY, Ia. - Hawkeye players in uniform for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh in Kinnick Stadium:

QB: Vandenberg, Rudock, Derby, Anderson, Wienke.

RB: Bullock, Canzeri, Reisen, Coker, D. Johnson, Gimm, Meyers, White.

WR: Shumpert, Martin-Manley, McNutt, K. Davis, Hillyer, N. Nielsen,Grant, Staggs,Cotton, Audleheim,Haluska,

TE: Hamilton, Duzey, Herman, Fiedorowicz,Kreiger-Coble,Derby,

OL: Tobin,Scherff, Blythe, Kracke, Donatell, Orne, McMillan, Clark, Walsh, Gaul,Ferentz, Zusevics,Van Sloten, Boffeli, Gettis, Reiff,

DL: Daniel, Daniels, Binns, Alvis, Nardo, Forgy, Gaglione, C. Davis, Cooper,Hardy, Tsopanides

LB: T. Nielsen, Donatell, Collins, Morris, Pryor,Kirksey, Hitchens, Perry, Alston, Fisher, Plewa. B. Davis.

DB: Hyde, Bernstine, Prater,Steinbrecher, Lomax, Law, T. Miler, Swanson, Sleeper,Castillo, Smith, Lowdermilk, Campbell,

Special Teams: Koehn, Mullings, Meyer, Mossbrucker, Bigach, Guthrie, Wienke, Kreiter.

INJURY REPORT: Nolan MacMillan missed this third straight game with a sports hernia. There was talk on the radio pre-game show that he would give it a go next week.

Tyler Nielsen, who twisted his ankle at Iowa State last week, gave it a go in the first half on Saturday. He was replaced by Anthony Hitchens in the second quarter and did not return.

Iowa offensive guard Adam Gettis appeared to ding up his arm late in the game. He asked for a substitution.

SHAKE-UP: The Hawkeyes shuffled things significantly in the starting defense, personel wise.

Dom Alvis moved from tackle to end, replacing Lebron Daniel. Thomas Nardo became the starter at tackle. It was his first career start.

Micah Hyde moved back to corner, replacing Greg Castillo. Tanner Miller moved into Hyde's spot at free safety. Jordan Bernstine replaced Colin Sleeper as the starting strong safety.


Kick Return - Bernstine, K. Davis, Meyers, Hamilton, Z. Derby, Gimm, White, N. Nielsen,B. Davis,T.Miller, Collins

Kick Coverage - Meyer, Lowdermilk, Hitchens, Castillo, T. Miller, Law, Collins, Sleeper, White, Donatell.

Punt Coverage - Guthrie, Kreiter, Hitchens, Prater, Bernstine, Herman, White, Fiedorwicz, T. Nielsen, Kirksey, Z. Derby.

Punt Return - Hyde, Sleeper, Bernstine, White, Lowdermilk, Castillo, Hitchens, Prater, Collins, Morris.


-Johnny Lowdermilk saw his first action of the season on kick-off coverage for Iowa. He became the eighth true freshmen to see the field in '11.

-Iowa avoided starting a season 1-2 for the first time since '00. That also was the last time the Hawkeyes weren't bowl eligible.

-On Iowa's final four offensive possessions, it scored touchdowns. The drives together included 26 plays, covered 261 yards and took less than 7 and a half minutes off of the clock.

-Iowa WRs Marvin McNutt (18) and Keenan Davis (17) have combined for 35 receptions, 567 yards and four touchdowns.

-Damon Bullock appeared to be the No. 2 running back behind Marcus Coker. The freshman spelled the starter in the second half. He carried one time for four yards.

-Bernstine replaced McNutt on kick returns Saturday. Davis joined him.

-Pitt Coach Todd Graham said he went for it on fourth and three late in the game because he wasn't confident that his defense could stop the Hawkeyes.

-Iowa has scored at least 31 points in each of its first three games.

-Iowa improved to 23-1 in its last 24 nonconference home games.

-Vandeberg's 399 passing yards were the second highest total in the Ferentz era.

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