The Iowa Hawkeyes are at home in the Big Ten to take on Penn State. The Hawks are 5-2 after a loss at Penn State and coach Kirk Ferentz is confident they will bounce back.With injuries continuing to plagued the receiver spot, Fred Russell will continue to be the focus of the Hawkeye offense and Ferentz says opponents know that as well. Jermelle Lewis is back from a knee injury but Russell will continue to get most of the carries. He says they’re taking baby steps with Jermelle to get him back in action.Iowa State visits number-11 Nebraska and coach Dan McCarney hopes recent history does not repeat itself. The four McCarney coached Cyclone teams to visit Lincoln have been soundly defeated and the average score of those games was 61-14.McCarney hopes last year’s convincing Cyclone win in Ames will help with the confidence on Saturday. After a disappointing 7-7 record a year ago Nebraska has bounced back and stands 6-1. McCarney says a major factor has been the play of the defense.
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