Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says while the Hawkeyes three game losing streak is frustrating the team still has a positive outlook. Iowa is 3-3 overall and heads to Indiana needing a win to get the season turned around. Ferentz says he likes the way the team is working and playing, and they just have to get over the hump.
Ferentz says three close losses have not hurt their confidence and says they’re getting great leadership. He says that’s all you can ask, other than playing cleaner and smarter. Besides cutting down on turnovers Ferentz says the Hawkeye offense needs to do a better job of converting on third down and in the red-zone.
He says they’ve failed on short and long yardage on third down and the red zone problems have involved turnovers. Ferentz says mistakes are costly in close games and that has hurt the Hawkeyes the last three weeks. He says turnovers hurt and he says the special teams have been eradicate.
Iowa lost to Indiana 38-20 a year ago in Iowa City and Ferentz says to turn the tables they will need to do a good job against Hoosier quarterback Kellen Lewis. As he says Lewis is a "very dangerous" player who is explosive running the football.