Rob Report: Purdue

HN.com Senior Writer Rob Howe checks in from the press box at Ross-Ade after Iowa's 31-6 loss against Purdue on Saturday. Included in this report is a dressed list, an injury report, new and notes.

STATE COLLEGE _ Hawkeyes that were in uniform on Saturday in West Lafayette:

QB - Christensen, Stanzi, Farnsworth. Nelson, McNutt.

RB - Young, Sims, E. Williams, Pugh, O'Meara, Murphy, Morse, Busch,

WR - Cleveland, Chaney, DJK, Evans, Nordmann.

TE - Sabers, Myers, Peterson, Reisner,

OL - Calloway, Doering, Eubanks, Kuempel, Olsen, Koeppel, Aeschlimen, Vandervelde, Bulaga, Meade,

DL Mattison, Iwebema, Clayborn, Hundertmark, Kroul, King, Blum, Geary, Ballard, Binns

LB Johnson, Klinkenborg, Edds, McGrath, Moses, Hunter, Coleman, Gattas, Humpal, Tarpinian,

DB Sash, Bernstine, Kuchel, Gardner, Fletcher, Godfrey, Shada, Morrow, Tillison, Greenwood, Dalton,

ST - Murray, Stanzi, Shulze, Olsztra, Donahue.

INJURY REPORT: Starting MLB Mike Klinkenborg (concussion) and tight end Tony Moeaki (elbow, hand) dressed for the first time since the Wisconsin game. Klinkenborg started, but Moeaki did not play.

Safety Devan Moylan (leg) missed his fourth game.

Wide receivers Trey Stross (leg) and Colin Sandeman (x) did not make the trip to West Lafayette.

Ken Iwebema left the game in first half after being hit hard in the head. He had a concussion.

Albert Young injured his knee last week and sat out most of the second half for what he called precautionary reasons.

A.J. Edds injured his right elbow early in third quarter. He was replaced by Jeremiha Hunter.

Lance Tillison injured his elbow early in the game and did not return.

QUICK SLANTS

Former Iowa punter Jason Baker attended the game on Saturday. He plays for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, who had a bye this week. San Diego tight end Scott Chandler also watched the game from the Iowa sideline.

On Purdue's first touchdown drive, the Hawkeyes stayed strictly in their base defense despite there being two third and longs and four-receiver sets by the Boilers.

Doering and Bulaga started their first games at Iowa at guard, replacing Meade and Vandervelde. Vandervelde relieved Doering on Iowa's first scoring drive, which resulted in a 35-yard field goal by Murray.

Iowa used a dime defense on obvious passing downs with Fletcher and Bernstine getting the call.

Late in the second quarter, Ballard came in at DE with Mattison sliding to tackle and King coming out. Later in the series, King returned with Mattison back to end and Geary replacing Mattison on the other side.

Ben Evans a red shirt freshman from Iowa City saw his first game action at receiver this season late in the third quarter. A ball thrown his way went over his head.

Ballard, Clayborn and Geary were playing together on the defensive line late in the third quarter.

Through three quarters on Saturday, Purdue had ran 72 plays to Iowa's 46. Iowa was 1 for 12 on third downs at that point. Purdue ended up running 91 plays in the game while the Hawkeyes finished with 69.

Nelson received his first rep at wideout early in the fourth quarter.

Iowa intended receivers dropped five passes, most of which came early in the game.

Cedric Everson did not dress for the first time this season. When asked about it in his postgame press conference, coach Kirk Ferentz said that the true freshman "came up short in a few areas." When Ferentz was asked if those areas were on or off of the field, the coach said that the issue was between him and the cornerback.

James Cleveland became the first Iowa wide receiver to exceed 100 yards receiving in a game this season when he grabbed seven passes for 101 yards on Saturday.

Iowa has not scored on its opening drive in any of its games this season.

The Hawkeyes converted just three of 16 third down attempts on offense and allowed five sacks.

Purdue held a 35:04-24:56 advantage in time of possession.


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