The Iowa Hawkeyes host Indiana for homecoming. The Iowa defense has been outstanding in a 2-2 start but Indiana’s spread defense will offer a new challenge. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says they’ll find out as Indiana will spread it out with big physical guys who’re fast.
The Hawkeyes will try to defend Hoosier receiver James Hardy, who torched the Hawkeye defense in Indiana’s 31-28 victory a year ago. Ferentz says they do a good job of putting Hardy in good position, but says he’s a good player who fights for the football.
Ferentz says the Hoosiers are also dangerous returning punts and kickoffs. He says it’s one more thing to worry about, as Indiana can quickly change field position on you and score points.