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November 20, 2011Coming off a loss to Michigan State last weekend, the Hawkeyes hit the road and picked up their first win away from Kinnick Stadium in 2011 over Purdue. We have all the last news and notes from West Lafayette, including Iowa's travel roster and updates on injuries for the Hawkeyes. Plus, we hand out our games balls with one going to Marvin McNutt again this week.
OFFENSE: Marvin McNutt - Yeah he dropped a sure touchdown and another easy pass. It's about the rest of his receptions that make him the best player on this Iowa team and the best in Iowa Football history at his position. McNutt finished his day with 9 receptions for 151 yards and 2 more touchdowns. That gives him 12 for the season, which passes the previous signal season mark of 11 held by Mo Brown (2002). McNutt now has 1,240 yard receiving this season. He holds the Iowa Football career mark in touchdowns (28), receiving yards (2,786), and is only 11 receptions behind Derrell Johnson-Koulianos all-time mark of 173.
DEFENSE: Mike Daniels and Broderick Binns - The senior defensive lineman really stepped up in a big way on Saturday against the Boilermakers offense. Daniels finished the day with 8 tackles, including 4 tackles for loss and two sacks. Binns was in Purdue's backfield all day and was credited with 7 stops, including one sack. The duo really led Iowa's defense, which held Purdue to under 300 yards in total offense.
SPECIAL TEAMS- Eric Guthrie - It was a windy day at Ross-Ade Stadium and kicking a football was no easy task, especially into a 20 plus mile per hour breeze. While Purdue's punter had his struggles, Guthrie did a nice job and more importantly, didn't make any big mistakes. While his average of 33 yards per kick isn't eye popping, he did have two kicks that landed inside the 20 yard line and only one touchback.
NEWS AND NOTES
QB: Vandenberg, Rudock, Wienke,
RB: Coker, Rogers, McCall, Johnson, Gimm, Meyers, White
TE: Fiedorowicz, Herman, Z. Derby, Hamilton
WR: McNutt, Davis, Martin-Manley, Shumpert, Hillyer, Cotton, Staggs, N. Nielsen, Grant,Audlehelm
OL: Zusevics, Gettis, Ferentz, Tobin, Reiff, Scherff, Donnal, Boffeli, Blythe, Orne, Van Sloten
DL: Daniels, Daniel, Bigach, Nardo, Binns, Davis, McMinn, Gaglione, Forgy, Cooper
LB: T.Nielsen, Morris, Kirksey, Alston, Hitchens, Collins, Lowdermilk, Donatell, A.J. Derby
DB: Bernstine, Prater,Miller, Hyde, Steinbrecher, Law, Lowery, Lomax, Castillo, Sleeper,Swanson
P/K: Meyer, Guthrie, Mossbrucker,and Kreiter.
Steve Bigach got the start at defensive end. LeBron Daniel was listed as the starter going into the game. Matt Tobin was back in the starting lineup at guard for Iowa. Brandon Scherff had started the last three games at guard for Iowa.
Running back Jordan Canzeri missed Saturday's game due to injury. He had been serving as one of Iowa's return men on kickoffs. He was replaced this week by wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley.
Linebackers James Morris and Tyler Nielsen both missed time on Saturday due to injury. Both returned to the field before the end of the game. Initially, Morris was replaced by Anthony Hitchens, who saw his first action at linebacker since early this season.
Mikal'il McCall saw his first game action since the first game of the season. McCall had dressed the past few weeks, but did not see action. He had two carries for four yards against Purdue. One his second carry, McCall fumbled and did not have another carry on Saturday.
ANGERER ON THE SIDELINES
Former Hawkeye and current Indianapolis Colt Pat Angerer was a guest on the Iowa sideline. As usual, Pat was being Pat.
Kickoff Return: Martin-Manley, Staggs, Bernstine, Herman, Gimm, Fiedorowicz, A.J. Derby, Zach Derby, Lowdermilk, Castillo, and White.
Kickoff Coverage: Meyer, White, A.J. Derby, Prater, Lowdermilk, Herman, Law, Hitchens, Sleeper, Lowery, and Castillo.
ANOTHER BIG DAY FOR COKER
It was another 100 yard day for Iowa running back Marcus Coker. The sophomore back rushed for 139 yards on 30 carries against the Boilermakers. Coker has now rushed for 1,297 yards on 252 carries this season. That yardage total is 6th best for a single season in Iowa Football history. With 59 yards next week, Coker would move past Fred Russell for the 4th best single season total.
Tanner Miller had two interceptions on Saturday. Miller now has three interceptions on the season.
There were plenty of turnovers on Saturday afternoon. Iowa was credited with five takeaways, including two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and a blocked punt. Iowa had two lost fumbles on Saturday. Purdue recovered one of those fumbles for a touchdown.
Iowa was led by in tackles by Mike Daniels, who had 8 stops, including four tackles for loss. Broderick Binns had seven tackles, including one sack. Shaun Prater had six tackles, including one sack, a forced fumble, and two pass breakups.