Rob Report: Western Michigan

Iowa dropped a heartbreaking 28-19 decision to Western Michigan Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The following report includes a dressed list, an injury report and notes from the game.

IOWA CITY _ Hawkeyes that were in uniform on Saturday at Kinnick:

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

RB - Young, Sims, Williams, Leppert, Pugh, Morse, O'Meara, Busch,

WR - Evans, Sandeman, Chaney, Johnson-Koulianos, Welker, Cleveland, Stross, Nordmann,

TE - Gerstandt, Reisner, Sabers, Myers, Peterson

OL - Aumaitre, Vandervelde, Bulaga, Eubanks, Calloway, Aeschliman, Bruggeman, Haganman, Kuempel, Zusevics, Olsen, Detweiler, Meade, Doering, Postler, Koeppel, Gettis,

DL Iwebema, Kroul, Klug, Clayborn, Hundertmark, Mahmens, Blum, Brayton, Dunn, Daniels, Mattison, Narinskiiy, Ballard, King, Daniel, Oberland,

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

DB Sash, Bernstine, Rowell, Herbst, Morrow, Kuchel, Tillison, Smith, Paschal, Gardner, Dalton, Greenwood, Greiner, Fletcher,

ST - Signor, Olszta, Schulze, Nick Murphy, Murray, Guthrie, Donahue,.


Safety Devan Moylan (leg) missed his eighth game in a row.

Cornerback Adam Shada missed his third consecutive game after suffering a sprained ankle early in the Michigan State contest.

Defensive end Chad Geary (elbow) did not dress for a third game in a row.

Jacody Coleman injured his hamstring on an early special teams play last week. He dressed and warmed up before the game and then replaced Klinkenborg, who left early in the second quarter with an apparent head injury. Klinkenborg returned in the second half.

Damian Sims was helped off the field after a carry late in the third quarter. He reinjured his left foot, which knocked him out of the Michigan State game and held him up in training camp.

BOWL INFO: The Insight and the Champs were the only postseason events with representatives at the game this week.

Neither showed up to Iowa's post-game.


Former Hawkeye center A.J. Blazek served as honorary captain for Saturday. Blazek is in his second season as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Fort Hays State.

Don Patterson, who served as Hayden Fry's offensive coordinator at Iowa for seven season and worked on the staff for 20, attended the game on Saturday. He just finished his ninth season as head coach at Western Illinois.

Johnson-Koulianos muffed a kick that Western recovered and turned into three points early in the first quarter. He was pulled in favor of Bernstine on the next kick return.

Iowa sold out Kinnick for the 30th time in a row. The last time the Hawks didn't sell out the place was against Buffalo Sept. 6, 2003.

For the second time this season, Iowa blocked two field goals. Bryon Gattas and Bryan Mattison each knocked one down on Saturday.

Ryan Donahue punted six times on Saturday to raise his season total 86, a new Iowa record. He broke Dave Holsclaw's mark of 85.

Brandon Myers caught a career-best six passes for 59 yards and a score. He raised his team-leading total to five touchdowns.

Thirteen of Christensen's 17 touchdown passes this season came at home.

Iowa converted just 6 of 15 third-down chances.

Western Michigan's 489 yards of offense tied Penn State for the most given up by the Iowa defense this season.

Iowa failed to come up with a takeaway for the first time this season and ended of streak of 19 games in a row with one.

Albert Young gained 95 yards on 16 carries to reach 968 on the season. Damian Sims finished with 499.

Christensen did not show up for post-game interviews. The quarterback also did not make the weekly press conference on Tuesday.

Iowa's streak of nine victories in a row against MAC teams was halted on Saturday. The last loss was a against Western on during the 2000 season, a 27-21 loss at Kinnick.

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