The Iowa Hawkeyes host Indiana in the Big Ten. Hoosier receiver Demarlo Belcher is three catches shy of IU’s all time receiving mark. His status is uncertain due to a knee injury.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says they didn’t defend Belcher very well last year, and he says they have other receivers who are hard to cover too. He says the Hawks have historically had a tough time defending Hoosier receivers.
The Hoosiers are 1-5 under first year coach Kevin Wilson, and Ferentz says offensively they do a lot of things they have seen before, but defensively they have some new things. Iowa is 4-2 overall.
Iowa State will try to snap a three game losing streak at home against Texas A@M. The Cyclones are 3-3 overall and need to slow down an Aggie offense that is ranked seventh in the country at just over 524 yards per game.
I.S.U. coach Paul Rhoads says A@M is different than what they have seen the last couple of weeks. He says they are very talented offensively and do a good job of setting things up and letting the plan take its cours. Aggie quarterback Ryan Tannehill tossed six touchdown passes in last weeks win over Baylor.
Rhoads says Tannehill can run or throw and is a “real intelligent football player.” Rhoads is confident the Cyclones will bounce back after a 52-17 loss at Missouri. He says he’s not scared and still has a great sense of the team and where they are going.