DRESSED: For Syracuse game -
QB - Stanzi, Christensen, Farnsworth, Nelson, McNutt,
RB - Brown, Young, Sims, McLaughlin, Williams, Murphy, Busch, O'Meara, Pugh, Morse
WR - Stross, Sandeman, DJK, Brodell, Cleveland, Nordmann, Evans,
TE - Myers, Sabers, Moeaki, Gerstandt, Reisner, Furlong,
OL - Blum, Zusevics, Calloway, Meade, Eubanks, Richardson, Doering, Olsen, Koeppel, Aumaitre, Haganman, Kuempel, Gettis
DL - Clayborn, Narinskiiy, Kroul, Iwebema, King, Hundertmark, Daniels, Dunn, Ballard, Mattison, Binns, Oberland, Daniel, Mahmens, Geary,
LB - Peterson, Edds, McGrath, Moses, Humpal, Klinkenborg, Nielson, B. Davis, Angerer, Morio, Gattas, Coleman, Johnson,
DB - Everson, Sash, Godfrey, Rowell, Dalton, Moylan, Gardner, Shada, Greenwood, Fletcher, Tillison, Morrow, Herbst, Satterfield, Greiner, Kuchel,
ST- Olsztra, Schulze, Donahue, Guthrie, Signor, Murray
INJURY UPDATE: Knock on wood, this has been an area of little concern through two weeks.
Dace Richardson returned from a camp-long injury and looked pretty good at second-team left tackle.
Harold Dalton left last week's game with a shoulder injury, but started on Saturday while wearing a brace.
Kenny Iwebema appeared to hurt his shoulder as his right arm was hanging as he left the field on one series. But the senior waved off the trainers and returned the next time Syracuse had the ball.
Brian Bulaga also was held out with an injury.
THEIR TIME IS NOW: Ferentz kept true to his word of inserting first-year players into his lineup. After using four true freshmen in the opener against Northern Illinois last week, the coach burned six more potential redshirts on Saturday night.
Cody Hundertmark (DT), Christian Ballard (DE), Dezman Moses (LB) and Jacoby Coleman (LB) saw action on the second-team defense. Defensive backs Cedric Everson and Diauntae Morrow lined up with the third team defense.
Last week, Colin Sandeman (WR), Brian Bulaga (OL), Jordan Bernstine (CB) and Jevon Pugh (RB) saw their first action. Three of those four guys saw the field again on Saturday. Bulaga was out with an injury.
The 10 true freshmen are the most ever to see action during a season in the Kirk Ferentz Era. In 2000 and 2003, seven true freshmen were played.
Sandeman caught one pass for 22 yards and returned a punt for 35 yards. Pugh carried the ball 10 times for 21 yards. Ballard recorded five tackles, Moses added three stops and Morrow had two.
The two redshirt freshmen have been locked in a competition for the backup role since spring. Neither player appeared to distinguish himself against Syracuse.
Stanzi misfired on his four pass attempts and threw an interception. Nelson complete his only pass for 12 yards.
-Sandeman and Darrell Johnson-Koulianos opened the game as kick returners. It was Iowa's only KR of the evening.
-After committing 10 penalties in the opener against Northern Illinois, Iowa was only whistled for infractions four times for 35 yards on Saturday night.
-Iowa's second team offensive line looked like this – Richardson, Kuempel, Koeppel, Doering, Aeschliman.
Iowa second team defense looked like this – Geary, Hundertmark, Narinskiiy, Ballard, Gattas, Moses, Coleman, Greenwood, Tillison, Fletcher, Gardner.
After converting just 2 of 14 third down chances last week, Iowa cashed in on 13 of 19 against Syracuse.
Iowa ranks sixth in the nation in total defense, allowing an average of 169.0 yards per game. The Hawkeyes are first in scoring defense at 1.5 PPG, and second in rushing defense at 22.5 YPG. Penn State leads the country at -1.5.