The Iowa Hawkeyes are getting thin at running back. Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz says Albert Young will be lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in Saturday’s 17-10 win over Iowa State. Young missed all of last season after injuring his knee in pre-season practice. Ferentz says he suffered an A-C-L tear, but it is something that can be fixed. He says it’s difficult to have two season ending injuries.Marcus Schnoor’s season came to an end with a knee injury in the opener against Kent State. That means Davenport native and Nebraska transfer Marcus Simmons will be the backup to Jermelle Lewis. Ferentz says Simmons has the ability and potential, and showed that in the Spring, and now they have to continue moving him along.Iowa heads to Arizona State this weekend and Ferentz says the Hawks will need to improve in several areas if they hope to win. He says the lowlight of the game was special teams as he says there are several areas there that are lacking. Ferentz says if they don’t shore up the special teams then they’ll be in trouble.
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