STATE COLLEGE _ Hawkeyes that were in uniform on Saturday at Kinnick:
QB - Christensen, Stanzi, Farnsworth. Nelson, McNutt.
RB - Busch, Morse, Pugh, Young, Murphy, McLaughlin, Sims, Williams, O'Meara, Mungungo, Brown,
WR - Cleveland, Sandeman, DJK, Evans, Chaney, Nordmann,
TE - Reisner, Gerstandt, Myers, Peterson, Sabers,
OL - Kuempel, Olsen, Vandervelde, Eubanks, Meade, Calloway, Bulaga, Doering, Aeschlimen, Gettis, Aumaitre, Koeppel, Postler, Haganman, Zusevics
DL Daniel, Geary, Narinskiiy, Clayborn, Ballard, Iwebema, Mattison, Hundertmark, Blum, Dunn, Daniels, Oberland, Kroul, King, Binns, Nardo
LB McGrath, Tarpinian, Humpal, Hunter, Nielson, Moses, Edds, Coleman, Johnson., Davis, Morio,
DB Sash, Everson, Bernstine, Dalton, Greenwood, Morrow, Kuchel, Fletcher, Godfrey, Tillison, Satterfield, Shada, Gardner,
ST - Murray, Stanzi, Shulze, Olsztra, Donahue, Guthrie.
Receiver Trey Stross was limited in practice this week but fought through his hamstring injury to make some big plays on Saturday.
True freshman Brian Bulaga received a lot of reps on Saturday alternating at LG with Meade. Redshirt sophomore Dan Doering also slipped in at RG for much of the second half. It was the first meaningful action of the former prep all-American's career.
Iowa did a nice job of running a no huddle offense when it was in short yardage situations.
True freshman Diauntae Morrow replaced Dalton at strong safety when the latter left briefly with an injury. It looked like Lance Tillison was expecting to go in, but he was called back to the bench in favor of Morrow.
Iowa welcomed back a lot of former players on its sidelines on Saturday. In addition to Clark, Brian Ferentz, Mike Jones, Mike Elgin, David Bradley and Ed Hinkel all roamed the Hawkeye bench. As Iowa salted the game away at the end, the alums were right in there congratulating the players as they came off of the field.
Iowa defeated Illinois for a fifth consecutive time and for the third time in a row at Kinnick. Ferentz improved to 4-0 against Zook.
Iowa defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since downing Wisconsin, 20-10, in Madison on Nov. 12, 2005.
True freshman Jacody Coleman received the first starting assignment of his career, stepping in at Mike Linebacker.
Mike Humpal racked up a career-high 18 tackles for the Hawkeyes. The senior recorded double digits in stops for the fourth time this season and for the third week in a row.
Last week, Iowa went three and out on nine of its 14 drives at Penn State. The Hawkeyes did not have a three and out on Saturday.
Iowa held Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall to 67 rushing yards, his second lowest total of the season.
Kirk Ferentz was asked to comment on Drew Tate's disparaging quotes in a Des Moines Register article this week. The coach said he had something prepared for his Tuesday press conference on that subject. Stay tuned.