Jake Rudock will start the game at quarterback but C.J. Beathard will also play when the Iowa Hawkeyes host Indiana. The Hawks enter with a record of 4-1 while the 3-2 Hoosiers have already posted a road victory at Missouri. “We are up against a very tough opponent, they are 8th in the country rushing the ball — 300 yards a game rushing — and that’s maybe a misconception about them, that they are a throwing team,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says.
He says Indiana’s success begins up front with a veteran line that plays well and is cohesive. Ferentz says the Hoosier run game forces teams to defend sideline to sideline. He says they run inside and outside, including the option pitch to give them a very diverse attack.
It’s homecoming in Iowa City and kickoff is set for 11 a.m.