As Iowa returns to the practice field today to begin working toward Saturday’s game at Indiana, the Hawkeye 10 @ 10 begins looking toward the match-up with the Hoosiers as well. The 10 @ 10 appears weekdays at approximately 10 a.m. at Hawkmania.com, updating you on the Hawkeyes, the Big Ten and Iowa’s upcoming opponents.
Here is today’s Hawkeye 10 @ 10:
1. Iowa’s depth chart at running back underwent a change this week, with Mark Weisman missing after suffering an injury late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Northwestern.
Damon Bullock is listed as the probable starter for this week’s game at Indiana, with true freshman Greg Garmon listed as the back-up.
The addition to Iowa’s depth chart this week is at defensive end, where true freshman Drew Ott is listed as the back-up to Joe Gaglione. Ott saw his first action of the season during the second half of the Northwestern game.
The only other change is at left guard, where Jordan Walsh and Nolan MacMillan share the top spot as practices begin this week. MacMillan is also listed as the back-up at left tackle and right tackle.
2. Damon Bullock’s return allowed Iowa to have a better-than-average day against Northwestern.
The sophomore rushed for 107 yards as part of a 122-yard rushing effort by the Hawkeyes.
Iowa was limited to 3 yards per attempt, but the 122 total yards was 12.1 yards more than the Wildcats had been allowing on average this season.
3. Indiana put the ball in the hands of a true freshman quarterback Saturday when Nate Sudfeld replaced Cameron Coffman behind center during the Hoosiers’ win at Illinois.
Sudfeld entered the game after Coffman threw an interception on an underthrown deep ball into the wind on Indiana’s third possession against the Illini.
“We struggled a little bit early, so we went with (Sudfeld) and for the most part, Nate did OK,’’ Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson said following the game. “There have been some games that Cam has done well, but I don’t know if that’s much better than Nate would have done. They both have to get better and we have to keep pushing them.’’
He responded to the opportunity by completing 10-of-15 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. One of three quarterbacks who have played for the Hoosiers this season, it was the third time this season Sudfeld has had multiple touchdown passes in a game.
4. Iowa did end one streak Saturday.
The Hawkeyes’ fourth turnover-free game of the season marked the first time in 22 games that Northwestern did not force a turnover.
5. The work of Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter against Iowa on Saturday did not go unnoticed.
The Wildcats’ junior who rushed for a career-high 166 yards and three touchdowns and passed for a fourth score was named Monday as the Big Ten offensive player of the week. It was the second time this season Colter has received the award.
Minnesota defensive back Michael Carter and Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier shared defensive player of the week honors, while Brett Maher of Nebraska was named the special teams player of the week and Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson and Nebraska linebacker David Santos shared freshman of the week honors.
Carter tied a school record with six pass break-ups against Purdue, while Shazier returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown which gave the Buckeyes a 14-7 lead at Penn State.
Maher collected 11 points and averaged 42.3 yards per punt for the Cornhuskers in their 23-9 win over Michigan.
Nelson threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns for the Gophers in a win over Purdue and Santos had a career-high 10 tackles against the Wolverines.
6. Saturday’s match-up at Bloomington’s Memorial Stadium involves two of the nation’s most fumble-free football teams.
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Iowa has lost just two fumbles this season, while Indiana is the only team in FBS football that has not lost a fumble this season.
7. Indiana got after Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase last weekend, recording seven sacks and 12 tackles for a loss.
The Hoosiers entered the game with just 12 sacks in their first seven games, but Indiana’s defense has spent plenty of time behind opposing lines. The Hoosiers have had 10 or more tackles for a loss in three games this season, the most since accomplishing that during the 2007 season.
Indiana has 19 sacks and 60 tackles for a loss on its resume this season, compared to 18 sacks and 60 TFLs during the entire 2011 season.
8. The starting time for Iowa’s next home football game was announced late Monday morning.
The Nov. 10 game against Purdue will kickoff at 11 a.m. and will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
9. An Iowa football tailgate event benefiting the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad-Cities is scheduled for Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.
Hosted by the Scott County I-Club and the Iowa Football Club, the event runs from 12:30 p.m. until the conclusion of the game and tickets, priced at $15 in advance or $20 at the door, include a $5 food and drink voucher and can be obtained at the Black & Gold Shop, 102 E. Kimberly Road in Davenport, at Modern Woodmen Park or by calling the Children’s Therapy Center at (309) 762-9552, ext. 104 or ext. 103.
10. Indiana senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle moved into 10th on the Indiana career sacks with a sack of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase last weekend.
Replogle also forced a fumble for the second time this season in the win.