The Iowa Hawkeyes got the big win they were looking for and now get set for the next two games at home. The Hawks rolled up 535 yards of total offense, including a career best 357 through the air for quarterback Drew Tate as they pulled away down the stretch for a 34-17 win at Purdue, their first win in West Lafayette since 1991.
The Hawks are now 4-2 and coach Kirk Ferentz believes things are starting to come together. He says they believe the team has the potential to grow and improve. He says that seems to be the story of the program.
Iowa will be at home to take on an Indiana team that Ferentz says is vastly improved under first year coach Terry Hoeppner. The former Miami of Ohio coach has led the Hoosiers to a 4-1 record after a win over Illinois and Indiana has already topped last years win total for the entire season. He says Indiana has been playing very well and Hoeppner is a tremendous coach.