If the first two games were a warning sign than last week’s loss to Iowa State should be a wake up call according to senior offensive tackle Andrew Donnal. The Hawkeyes are averaging a paltry 131 yards on the ground so far and need to get it fixed as they prepare for a trip to 3-0 Pittsburgh.
“We were able to squeeze by the first two weeks with wins, getting by with things we maybe shouldn’t have gotten away with,” Donnal says. “Last week we got what we deserved, we didn’t play as good as we should have. That should be an eye-opening experience to us that we need to change what we are doing right now.
Donnal says the offense has played well at times but needs to put together a complete game. He says they haven’t done that in the first three weeks and that eventually led to the loss and now they need to step it up.
Donnal says the Hawks have made too many mistakes to be a consistent offense. “Sometimes we have 10 guys doing the right things or 8 or 9 guys doing the right things and it takes 11 guys doing the right things to get done what we want to get done on the field. And that hasn’t happenedconsistently enough,” Donnal says.