Rob Report: FIU

HN.com Senior Writer Rob Howe checks in with a news and notes package from the press box. In this edition, we take a look at the dressed list, the injury report, a position change and more.

All-Dress Up: Iowa players in uniform for FIU -

QB - Christensen, Stanzi, Wienke, McNutt, Vandenberg, Donatell

RB - Greene, Leppert, Morse, Kuchel, Hampton, J. Murphy, Robinson, Shane Prater, Oberland, McLaughlin, Brinson, O'Meara,

WR - Chaney, Evans, Staggs, Johnson-Koulianos, Brodell, Steinbrecker, Sandeman, Chaney, Nordmann, Paine,

TE - Sabers, Gimm, Spading, Myers, Furlong, Moeaki, Griggs, Herman, Peterson, Reisner,

OL - Calloway, Postler, Kuempel, Eubanks, Koeppel, Bulaga, Olsen, Detweiler, Meade, McMillian, Zusevics, Nardo, Ferentz, Aeschliman, Gettis, Haganmann, Bruggeman

DL - Clayborn, Semmes, Kroul, King, Ballard, Blum, Klug, Bigach, Binns, Hundertmark, Daniels, Daniel, Narinskiy, Geary, Mahmens, Nardo,

LB - McGrath, Moses, Angerer, Staten, Edds, Hunter, T. Nielsen, Staten, Johnson, Edds, Coleman, Hunter, Angerer, Tillison, Moses, McGrath, Davis

DB - Spievey, N. Nielsen, Bernstine, Rowell, Shaun Prater, Castillo, Morrow, Conklin, Swanson, Sash, Lowe, Gardner, Fletcher, Cato, Herbst, Dalton, Greenwood

Special Teams - Murray, Donahue, N. Murphy, Mossbrucker, Schulze, Guthrie

Injury Report: Tight ends Tony Moeaki (foot) and Michael Sabers (leg) and defensive backs Jordan Bernstein (leg) and Drew Gardner (leg) were in uniform on Saturday for pregame warm-ups after being in street clothes a week ago.

Moeaki and Sabers changed back into street clothes after warm-ups and Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz felt good about the chances of them returning next week.

Dan Doering, who sat out last week with a hand injury, did not dress against FIU. Jeff Tarpinian (leg) also did not dress for a second week in a row.

Ferentz said that Doering is having difficulty playing with his cast, although he has been cleared by doctors. They're going to look into getting a cast that allows him to use his hand more effectively. If not, Doering may have to wait until his cast comes off in a few weeks before getting back on the field.

Ferentz said that Tarpinian was getting closer to getting back on the field early in the week before re-aggravating his hamstring injury in Wednesday's practice. Ferentz made it sound like the sophomore had taken a significant step backwards.

Ferentz did sound encouraged that wide receiver Trey Stross may make it back for the Iowa State game.

Quick-Hitters:

-Ricky Stanzi was not the only Hawkeye making his first college start on Saturday. Strong safety Tyler Sash also started for the first time.

Rafael Eubanks started at left guard and rotated with Julian Vandervelde on every series in the first half.

-Shonn Greene fumbled for the first time this season on his team's third offensive series. He has had trouble hanging onto the ball in the past, and Ferentz met him coming off of the field to discuss it with him.

-Midway through the second quarter, Iowa brought in defensive reserves Morrow, Bernstine, Cato and Daniels. Bernstine entered as the third CB. He played quite a bit with Spievey with Fletcher getting a long rest. Shaun Prater also got a lot of reps at CB.

-True freshmen DeMarco Paine and Jewel Hampton also got on the field in the second quarter. Hampton delivered a excellent block on a Stanzi scramble late in the half.

-Pat Angerer and Troy Johnson came in at linebacker to start the second half. Angerer picked off his second pass of the season and delivered a crushing blow to an FIU offensive lineman trying to tackle him.

-Former Hawkeye Mike Humpal watched the game from the Iowa sideline.

-In the second half, with the game in hand for Iowa, Eubanks slid over to center with Gettis coming in to play guard.

-Leppert got some reps at FB in the second half.

-The second team offensive line was Kuempel, VanderVelde, Koeppel, Gettis, and Aeschliman.

-Ferentz confirmed after the game that Tillison has moved to linebacker.


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