Rob Report: Nebraska

HI Publisher Rob Howe checks in from Memorial Stadium with news, notes, dressed lists, injuries and more.

LINCOLN, NE - Iowa players in uniform Friday here at Memorial Stadium against the Nebraska:

QB - Vandenberg, Rudock, Wienke, Anderson.

RB - White, D. Johnson, Coker, Rogers,Meyers, Gimm

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

TE - Fiedorowicz,Hamilton,Herman,Z. Derby

OL - Reiff, Scherff, Van Sloten, Zusevics, Gettis, Ferentz,Blythe, Donnal, Tobin, Orne, Boffeli,

DL - Cooper,Daniels, Binns, Forgy, McMinn, C. Davis, Gaglione, Daniel, Nardo, Bigach,

LB - Collins, Lowdermilk, Kirksey, T. Nielsen, Donatell, Alston, Morris, Pryor, Hitchens, A. Derby

DB - Prater, Bernstine, Law, Lowery, Steinbrecher, Miller, Hyde, Sleeper, Castillo, Lomax

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

Injury Report: Brandon Scherff dressed for the game but did not see any action due to an undisclosed injury.

B.J. Lowery hurt is leg covering a punt. He sat for a quarter and returned.

C.J. Fiedorowicz suffered a leg sprain in the second half. He did not return, but Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said it wasn't serious.

Special Teams Units

Kick Return - Herman, Fiedrorwicz, Hitchens, Z. Derby, Staggs, Martin-Manley, A. Derby, Bernstine, Lowdermilk, White, Gimm.

Kick Coverage - Only kicked off twice. I missed them.

Punt Return - Hyde, Lomax, Prater, White, Lowery, Sleeper, Kirksey, Hitchens, Steinbrecher, Morris, T. Nielsen.

Punt Coverage - Guthrie, T. Nielsen, White, Fiedorowicz, Rogers, Kreiter, Herman, Kirksey, Lowery.


-Nebraska was 3-3 inside the red zone, scoring two touchdowns and a field goal.

-Nebraska collected two takeaways (one fumble and one interception). The Hawkeye defense stopped Nebraska after those turnovers not allowing the Huskers to score.

-Sophomore RB Marcus Coker led the Iowa rushing attack with 18 carries for 87 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run.Coker has TD runs in seven consecutive games. Coker has scored 90 points this season, which ranks 11th best in a single-season at Iowa. He has 15 rushing touchdowns this season, which is the fourth most in a single season at Iowa.

-Junior QB James Vandenberg completed 16-35 passes for 182 yards. Today marked only the second contest this season that Vandenberg did not complete a touchdown pass (Penn State and Nebraska). His interception in the fourth quarterwas just the sixth of the season. He has 23 touchdown passes.

Marvin McNutt had a reception in his 31st straight game. He finished the game with four catches for 29 yards.

-Iowa started the same 22 players on offense and defense that started the Purdue game the previous week, marking the first time this season Iowa started the exact same line-up. Previously, the Iowa offense started the same 11 players in consecutive games vs. Michigan and Michigan State. The Iowa defense started the same 11 players in the first two games of the season and later against Pittsburgh and Louisiana-Monroe.

-Senior punter Eric Guthrie had a solid day punting, averaging 41.1 yards on seven punts, with a long of 56 and placing three inside the 20-yard line. The seven punts tie a personal best, while his 288 total yards punting is a career best.

-Thomas Nardo led the Iowa defense today with a career-high 14 tackles, including 1.5 for loss. His previous best was 12 against ULM earlier this season. Other Hawkeyes with double-digit tackles include Jordan Bernstine (13),James Morris (13), Tyler Nielsen (11) and Christian Kirksey (10).

-Nebraska dominated time of possession today. The Huskers had the ball for 37:47, compared to only 22:13 for the Hawkeyes.

-Keenan Davis had four catches for a team-best 41 yards today.

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