Rudock expects to start at Purdue

2013-11-06T04:15:00Z 2013-11-06T13:38:23Z Rudock expects to start at PurdueSteve Batterson The Quad-City Times
November 06, 2013 4:15 am  • 

IOWA CITY - Jake Rudock expects to be ready to go.

The Iowa sophomore quarterback said this afternoon that he anticipates being in a position to start in Saturday's 11 a.m. game at Purdue after missing the last 19 minutes of last week's loss to Wisconsin because of a knee sprain.

"I can't see any reason why I wouldn't be ready to go," Rudock said. "I don't think the knee will be a problem. I should be able to do what I need to do."

Rudock said he felt pain as he landed following a play-action pass out of the end zone that was intercepted midway through the third quarter.

At the time of the injury, Rudock said he anticipated he'd be able to return to the field on Iowa's next series, but medical personnel had other ideas.

C.J. Beathard worked the rest of the game and while coach Kirk Ferentz said Rudock had been cleared ultimately to return, he felt the best route to take was to not risk further damage.

"They were being cautious and I understand that," Rudock said.

Ferentz said the Hawkeyes are generally in good health entering the game with the struggling Boilermakers (1-7, 0-4 Big Ten).

Defensive end Dominic Alvis will miss his third straight game with a back injury and take the bye week off in hopes of returning Nov. 23 against Michigan.

Running back Mark Weisman and offensive guard Jordan Walsh, who also left the Wisconsin game with injuries, will join Rudock back on the practice field this afternoon.

"The medical report was that they are good to go," Ferentz said.

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Date Opponent Time/result
8/30/2014 Northern Iowa W 31-23
9/6/2014 Ball State W 17-13
9/13/2014 Iowa State L 20-17
9/20/2014 at Pittsburgh W 24-20
9/27/2014 at Purdue W 24-10
10/11/2014 Indiana W 45-29
10/18/2014 at Maryland L 38-31
11/1/2014 Northwestern W 48-7
11/8/2014 at Minnesota L 51-14
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11/28/2014 Nebraska L 37-34
1/2/2015 Tennessee L 45-28

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