During a 7-0 start to the season the Iowa Hawkeyes have shown they can overcome adversity. They must now show they can handle success. The 10th ranked Hawkeyes return from a bye week as they get set to host Maryland on Saturday in Big Ten action.
The Hawkeyes are in the thick of the national conversation but coach Kirk Ferentz says with more than half of the Big Ten schedule still to be played there is no reason to focus on what could happen down the road.
“You get defined by what you do on the field and the best thing we can do right now is just worry about this game”, said Ferentz. “We have got a real big game coming up with Maryland, a team that beat us last year. We’ve got our hands full worrying about that.”
Maryland is 2-5 after a 31-30 loss to Penn State. It was the Terrapins’ first game under interim coach Mike Locksley, who took over after Randy Edsall was fired following a loss to Ohio State.