Rob Report: Indiana

HN.com Senior Writer Rob Howe took in Saturday's 45-9 Iowa rout at Indiana from the Memorial Stadium Press Box. He files this news and notes package that includes a travel list, an injury report and more.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -

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

QB - Stanzi, McNutt, Christensen, Vandenberg,

RB - Hampton, Greene, O'Meara, Morse, Leppert, McLaughlin, Jayme, Murphy,

WR - Stross, Chaney, DJK, Brodell, Sandeman, Paine, Kuchel,

TE - Herman, Myers, Reisner, Sabers, Peterson,

OL - Doering, Vandervelde. Koeppel, Calloway, Bulaga, Kuempel. Haganmann, Aeschliman, Eubanks, Bruggeman, Olsen,

DL - Binns, Ballard, King, Clayborn, Geary, Klug, Daniels, Kroul, Narinskiy, Daniel.

LB - Edds, Tarpinian, Johnson, Tillison, Angerer, McGrath, Coleman, Hunter, Nielsen,

DB - Bernstine, Spievey, Sash, Morrow, Greenwood, Rowell, Prater, Gardner, Dalton, Lowe, Fletcher, Cato,

Special Teams - Donahue, Nick Murphy, Schulze, Murray, Mossbrucker,

INJURY REPORT: Moeaki missed the game after suffering a leg injury last week at Michigan State. Ferentz said earlier in the week that his tight end could be back next week for Wisconsin but it might be more likely he's back for Illinois after the break.

Sophomore Linebacker Bruce Davis did not make the trip after suffering an injury last week.

Paki O'Meara returned to the lineup after missing two weeks with a leg injury.

Morse, who has been hampered by an ankle injury since the Iowa State game, returned to his starting fullback spot on Saturday.

Greene went to the sideline with a leg injury early in the first quarter and was replaced by Hampton for Iowa's second offensive series, which came after a Greenwood interception. Greene returned on the next series.

Eubanks, who missed the last two games with injury, came in for Vandervelde at LG to start the second quarter.

Clayborn left the game with a right leg injury in the first half's final minute. He did not return and limped off the field at game's end.

Myers exited the contest early in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power. He said after the game that he was fine.

Daniels fell to the ground coming off of the field at the end of the game. He was attended to by trainers and eventually walked off unassisted. It appeared that he got overheated.

QUICK-HITTERS:

-Vandenberg traveled to Indiana. It represented his first road trip of the season. Ferentz has said that he likes to bring his true freshmen quarterbacks to at least one road game a season for them to get a feel for it. He did it with McNutt last year.

-Indiana DB Richard Council dropped two potential interceptions on Iowa's first drive. The Hawkeyes ended up with a 26-yard field goal from Mossbrucker.

-Officials reversed a call made on the field that would have given the Hawkeyes a first down on the first drive of the game. Stanzi threw the ball Brodell. Replay showed it hit the ground.

-DJK was flagged for a personal foul on a drive midway through the first quarter. The Hawkeyes followed up the miscue with a 35-yard pass from Stanzi to Brodell to the Indiana 4. Hampton went in two plays later.

-Iowa chose the 3-4 alignment ahead of the nickel and dime packages on likely passing downs. When they were using this set earlier this season, Coleman would come in as the extra linebacker. Tillison played that role on Saturday.

-The Indiana fans spent a lot of the afternoon booing the team's play calling.

-On Greene's first TD run, Reisner did a nice job clearing his man to the sideline.

-Bob Sanders watched the game from the Iowa sideline wearing a Cincinnati Reds hat.

-Starr had converted 65 extra points in a row before missing one before halftime. He had made all 15 this season before that miss.

-Murray saved a potential kickoff return for a TD when he tripped up Brandon Walker-Roby at midfield as the last line of defense early in the third quarter.

-Lewis tried to get back in the game during the third quarter. The trainers taped up his injured right ankle and let him try to get loose on the sideline. He couldn't and did not play after halftime.

-Greene reached 100 yards rushing for the seventh consecutive time. He finished with 115 yards on 23 carries. Hampton finished with 144 on 22 with three TDs.

-Donahue averaged 44 yards on 4 punts, including three that went inside the 20.

-The offensive line in the game at the end was (from left to right) Haganmann, Doering, Eubanks, Kuempel and Aeschliman.

-The defensive line at the end was Binns, Klug, Daniels and Daniel.

-Ferentz worked his 150th game as a head coach. He improved to 77-73.


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