Iowa’s struggling offense will be without leading receiver Matt Vandeberg for an indefinite amount of time. Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz says the senior from South Dakota suffered a foot injury in practice on Monday.
“It is unfortunate that Matt will miss some time due to his injury,” said Ferentz. “We know that Matt will work extremely hard to get back on the field as soon as possible. We feel confident that some of our younger receivers will step up in Matt’s absence.”
Vandeberg has 19 receptions for 284 yards and three touchdowns for an Iowa offense that ranks 12th in the Big Ten in passing offense and 12th in total offense. The Hawkeyes take a 3-1 record into Saturday’s homecoming game against Northwestern.