The Iowa Hawkeyes close out non conference play by hosting Ball State. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wants his team to bounce back with a solid effort after last week’s 34-27 loss at Arizona. Ferentz says they need to have a good effort to win and he says he was pleased with the way they battled back in the second half of last week.
The Hawkeyes are getting thin at running back after Jewel Hampton suffered a season ending knee injury last week. Sophomore Adam Robinson will be counted on to carry the load. Ferentz says there are a lot of teams that play one tailback and that’s the plan right now. He says it’s not unheard of for one guy to be the featured ballcarrier.
Ball State has used two quarterbacks this season: Keith Wennnig and Kelly Page. Ferentz says one guy throws better and one runs better, and they will find out Saturday which guy they go with.
Iowa is 2-1.