Rob Report - Minnesota

Hawkeye Insider Notebook from Publisher Rob Howe, who was in Minneapolis for Iowa's 22-21 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.

MINNEAPOLIS - Iowa players in uniform Saturday here at TCF Bank Stadium against the Minnesota:

QB - Vandenberg, Rudock, Wienke.

RB - Canzeri,Bullock,Rogers,Coker,McCall, White, McCall,Meyers, Gimm.

WR - Shumpert, Martin-Manley,Davis, McNutt,Audlehelm, Staggs, Cotton, Grant, N. Nielsen.

TE - Derby, Fiedorowicz, Hamilton, Herman.

OL - Donnal, Orne, Reiff, Ferntz, Tobin, Blythe,

DL - Daniels, Binns, Daniel, Forgy, Alvis, Gaglione, Nardo, Bigach, Hardy.

LB - Kirksey, Donatell,Castillo, Lowdermilk, Derby, Collins, Alston,Hitchens, Nielsen, Morris.

DB - Prater, Bernstine, Hyde,Steinbrecher,Swanson, T, Miller, Lomax, Law, Sleeper,Lowery.

Special Teams - Wienke, Kreiter, Bigach, Guthrie, Mossbrucker, Meyer.

Injury Report:

Tyler Nielsen, who missed last week's Indiana game with a hand injury, returned to the lineup here on Saturday.James Morris, who left last week's action early after re-injuring a sore ankle, was in the starting lineup here on Saturday. The linebacker duo switched from their regular positions with Morris at LEO and Nielsen in the middle.

Mika'il McCall, who broke his leg in the season opener against Tennessee Tech, dressed for a second week in a row but did not see action.

Tom Nardo, suffering from an ankle injury, missed his second game in a row.Keenan Davis left last week's Indiana game with a tender ankle. He sat out Saturday's game.

Special Teams Units

Kick Return - Canzeri, Bernstine, White, N. Nielsen, Herman, Z. Derby, Hamilton, Lowerdemilk, Gimm, A. Derby. Nielsen,Donatell, Bernstine, Lowdermilk.

Kick Coverage - Meyer,White, Donatell, Alston, Lowery, Collins,Steinbrecher, Law, Lomax, Castillo, Derby.

Punt Return - Hyde, Law, Prater, Steinbrecher, Alston,Sleeper, Lowery, N. Nielsen,Lomax, White, Lowermilk.

Punt Coverage - Guthrie, Kreiter, Prater, Hyde, Bernstine, White, Rogers, Miller, Kirksey, T. Nielsen, Derby, Herman.

EXTRA POINTS:

-Brandon Scherff started the game at left guard. He gave way to regular starter Matt Tobin in the second quarter and did not return.

-Iowa now has not won a road game since a victory at Indiana to start last November.

-The Hawkeyes dropped two in a row against Minnesota for the first time since '99-00, Ferentz first two years as head coach.


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