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Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst expects a challenge from Iowa this week, something he has grown accustomed to against Iowa.

That, along with depth chart updates, Nate Stanley\u2019s thoughts on the Hawkeyes\u2019 up-tempo approach and more are part of today\u2019s Hawkeye 10 @ 10, your daily dose of Iowa news and notes.

Delivered each weekday at 10 a.m. at Hawkmania.com, your home for all things Iowa, here is today\u2019s Hawkeye 10 @1 0:

1. Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has developed an appreciation for the challenge that accompanies his team\u2019s match-up with Iowa each year.

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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst knows his team will have its hands full Saturday against Iowa.

\u201cWhat\u2019s fun about playing Iowa is what is fun about the game of football,\u2019\u2019 Chryst said Monday at his weekly news conference. \u201cYou earn everything you get against those guys, nothing will be given to you.\u2019\u2019

Coming off of last weekend\u2019s 24-21 loss to BYU, Chryst welcomes that type of test.

\u201cWe will have to be on point,\u2019\u2019 Chryst said.

2. The only change on the Iowa depth chart for this week relates to last week\u2019s absence of Cole Banwart from the lineup at guard on the offensive line.

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With Iowa offensive linemen Ross Reynolds (59) and Dalton Ferguson (76) looking on, participants in a youth camp hosted by the Hawkeyes work through a drill Saturday at Johnston Middle School in central Iowa.

Dalton Ferguson, who started when Banwart missed Saturday\u2019s game against Northern Iowa, is listed as the starter for Saturday\u2019s 7:30 p.m. game against Wisconsin.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said Sunday he believes Banwart has a chance to return this week.

Receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette who also sat out the UNI game, is listed as a back-up as he was a week ago.

3. Two of Wisconsin\u2019s regular contributors are listed as questionable for Saturday\u2019s game.

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Wisconsin's Andrew Van Ginkel reacts after Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley is sacked during the first half of the Badgers' 38-14 win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday. The Hawkeyes are looking for consistency heading into this week's game against Purdue.

Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel and tight end Zander Neuville were both listed as questionable as part of the Badgers\u2019 weekly injury report released Monday.

Van Ginkel leads the Badgers with three quarterback hurries this season.

4. Iowa receiver Nick Easley said the Hawkeyes made good progress offensively in the Northern Iowa win, but feels like the Hawkeyes still have plenty of room for growth.

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Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Nick Easley (84) reaches for a pass during the second quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

\u201cI think as an offense as a whole, we weren\u2019t executing up to the level that we could have,\u2019\u2019 Easley said. \u201cThere were still a lot of things that could have been cleaned up, penalties or just balls that we were really close on. I feel like we took a step in the right direction.\u2019\u2019

5. Quarterback Nate Stanley said Iowa\u2019s up-tempo approach on offense helped create the type of game he was able to put together against Northern Iowa.

The junior threw for 309 yards, his second-best passing total as a Hawkeye topped only by a 333-yard effort at Iowa State last season.

\u201cThere were a lot of opportunities out there just because of the tempo we were playing with in that first quarter,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said. \u201cIt seemed to cause them a little bit of confusion.\u2019\u2019

6. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has pleased with the growth he has seen from Iowa\u2019s linebackers through the first three games of the season.

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Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Jack Hockaday (48) and linebacker Kristian Welch (34) bring down Northern Iowa Panthers tight end Briley Moore (86) during the second quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday.

\u201cOur defense in general, especially the front seven, linebackers and the guys up front, I think we\u2019re developing some depth,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cI don\u2019t know how much we were counting on or expecting there, but the linebacker group \u2026 it looks like might have five or six guys that can play in the game and play well.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz has been pleased with the rotation that has developed between Djimon Colbert and Kristian Welch at the wolf, or will, position and the consistency that Nick Niemann has shown outside.

He also welcomed the return effective play by Amani Jones to go along with what Iowa has received from Jack Hockaday at the middle position.

It\u2019s all adding to the depth of a defense which leads the Big Ten.

\u201cThat\u2019s is certainly pleasing, same thing with the back-up guys up front,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cIt\u2019s hard to tell the difference at times between them and that\u2019s a real positive because it allows us to keep guys fresh and I think it makes everybody better.\u2019\u2019

7. That tempo allowed Noah Fant to get open for the biggest quarter of his Hawkeye career.

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Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant (87) is brought down by Northern Iowa Panthers defensive back A.J. Allen (23) during the first quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

He caught five passes for 99 yards in the UNI game, all in the opening quarter of the game.

He recorded his three-longest catches of the season in the quarter, but it was a five-yard touchdown reception that put Fant in the Iowa record book.

It was his 14th career touchdown catch, moving him past Mike Flagg and to the top of the scoring receptions chart for Hawkeye tight ends.

Fant said he was unaware of the record.

\u201cThat\u2019s a cool accolade to have,\u2019\u2019 the junior from Omaha said. \u201cDuring the game, we were just focused on making plays. I was hoping to get another one, honestly, just score more points.\u2019\u2019

Fant\u2019s 14 career touchdown receptions ties Clinton Solomon for the ninth spot on Iowa\u2019s all-time list.

8. Nate Stanley topped 3,000 career passing yards with his 309-yard performance Saturday against Northern Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant (87) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Nate Stanley (4) during the first quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday.

The junior is the 13th Iowa quarterback to reach that plateau and with his work against UNI, Stanley passed Paul Burmeister, Jake Christensen and Larry Lawrence on the Hawkeyes\u2019 career list.

He enters the Wisconsin game with 3,082 career passing yards, 73 yards behind Brad Banks for the 12th spot on that list.

Stanley will also move into a tie with Banks for 10th on the career list for touchdown passes with his next successful throw into the end zone.

Stanley has 29, one fewer than Banks recorded during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

9. Several of Iowa\u2019s defensive commitments enjoyed strong games last week at the prep level.

Linebacker Jack Campbell of Cedar Falls was dominant in the Tigers\u2019 win over Bettendorf, finishing with 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks against the Bulldogs.

Defensive end Jake Karchinski had three tackles and a fumble recovery for West Des Pere in Wisconsin, while linebacker Jestin Jacobs of Northmont High School in Ohio finished with four tackles and a sack

On offense, quarterback Alex Padilla of Cherry Creek in Colorado completed 11-of-21 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown in an overtime win, Orion tight end Logan Lee had three receptions for 29 yards, wide receiver Desmond Hutson of Raytown in Missouri caught three passes for 30 yards and running back Tyler Goodson totaled 24 yards rushing on 11 carries for North Gwinnett in Georgia.

10. Purdue quarterback David Blough and Ohio State defensive tackle Dre\u2019Mont Jones were named Monday as the Big Ten offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively.

Blough was honored after he threw for a school-record 572 yards in the Boilermakers loss to Missouri, setting a Big Ten record with 590 total yards in the game.

The previous record of 585 had stood since 1980 when it was set by Illinois\u2019 Dave Wilson in a game against Ohio State.

Blough completed 39-of-55 passes and his 572 yards through the air ranks second on the Big Ten all-time list to the 621 set by Wilson in that 1980 game against the Buckeyes.

Ohio State\u2019s Jones returned an interception 28 yards for a score that moved the Buckeyes ahead to stay at 26-21 in a win over TCU.

The junior also finished with a career-high six tackles in the game. Indiana players swept special teams and freshman of the week honors.

The Hoosiers\u2019 J-Shun Harris was named the special teams player of the week after recording his third career punt return for a touchdown, running one back 86 yards for a score in a win over Ball State.

Stevie Scott was named the Big Ten freshman of the week for the second straight week after rushing for 114 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns in the win.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. \u2013 With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season \u2013 from the regular season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the Tour Championship. These changes include a simplified scoring system at the Tour Championship that will determine the FedExCup Champion and a new $10 million program for the FedExCup regular season - which includes the July 9-15 John Deere Classic - sponsored by Wyndham Rewards: the \u201cWyndham Rewards Top 10.\u201d

The FedExCup Playoffs \u2013 which have been reduced from four to three events beginning next season and will conclude before Labor Day, allowing the Tour to compete to own the August sports calendar \u2013 will feature fields of 125 for The Northern Trust, 70 for the BMW Championship and 30 for the Tour Championship, where the FedExCup Champion will be determined. While the points structure for the first two events will remain the same (awarding quadruple points compared to FedExCup Regular Season events), there will be a significant change to the format for the TOUR Championship.

Instead of a points reset at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, beginning with the 2018-19 event the Tour is instituting a strokes-based bonus system related to the FedExCup standings through the BMW Championship. The FedExCup points leader after the first two Playoffs events will begin the Tour Championship at 10-under par. The next four players will start at 8-under through 5-under, respectively. The next five will begin at 4-under, regressing by one stroke per five players until those ranked Nos. 26-30 start at even par.

With the implementation of this change, the player with the lowest total score will be the FedExCup Champion and be credited with an official victory in the Tour Championship competition.

\u201cThis is a significant and exciting change for the PGA Tour, our players, our partners and \u2013 most importantly \u2013 our fans,\u201d said Monahan. \u201cAs soon as the Tour Championship begins, any fan \u2013 no matter if they\u2019ve followed the PGA Tour all season or are just tuning in for the final event \u2013 can immediately understand what\u2019s going on and what\u2019s at stake for every single player in the field. And, of course, players will know exactly where they stand at all times while in play, which will ratchet up the drama, consequence and volatility of the competition down the stretch.

\u201cCompared to the current system, the beauty here is in the simplicity. Fans are very familiar with golf leaderboards in relation to par, so they will have a clear understanding of the impact every shot makes during the final run for the FedExCup \u2013 ultimately leading to a singular champion without conflicting storylines.\u201d

\u201cIt has been gratifying to witness the growth, popularity and importance of the FedExCup since its launch in 2007,\u201d said Davis Love III, a current Player Director on the PGA Tour Policy Board who also served on the Board during the development and launch of the FedExCup. \u201cSeveral important refinements have been made along the way to help accelerate the FedExCup\u2019s universal acceptance as a tremendous achievement in professional golf. However, I believe this new strokes-based bonus system for the Tour Championship might well be the most important of them all, as it will lend absolute clarity to where everyone in the field stands and what exactly they must do to win the FedExCup. It will make for a very exciting and dramatic four days.\u201d

Meanwhile, the new $10 million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 not only will add drama to the Wyndham Championship as the final event before the FedExCup Playoffs but will also put an even greater premium on excelling over the course of the FedExCup Regular Season. The top-10 Regular Season finishers in FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship \u2013 also sponsored by Wyndham Rewards \u2013 will reap the benefits of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000. Additionally, each player in the top 10 will be invited into Wyndham Rewards at its most exclusive Diamond level, unlocking all the travel perks and unique Wyndham benefits that go along with it.

And while the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 will be recognized at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, the impact of the program will be felt throughout the season; a player\u2019s performance every week becomes more critical than ever before, elevating the significance of each tournament on the schedule and producing drama for PGA Tour fans at every turn.

\u201cWe are excited to unveil the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 next year, which will place an even greater premium on excelling over the course of the Regular Season,\u201d said Andy Pazder, Chief Tournament and Competitions Officer for the PGA Tour. \u201cSeason-long success is tantamount to qualifying for and advancing through the FedExCup Playoffs, and this is an exciting way to reward the best of the best and provide an added layer of drama for our fans in each market and around the world.\u201d

In addition to the $10 million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, the existing FedExCup bonus pool will increase by $25 million, to $60 million. The FedExCup Champion will receive $15 million, versus the $10 million prize from previous years.

\u201cOur players and fans have invested in the FedExCup over the past 12 seasons, and with these enhancements, we are reinvesting in the FedExCup in order to raise the stakes, so to speak, for their benefit,\u201d said Monahan. \u201cWe are able to grow and diversify our fan base because we have the best athletes on the planet competing on the PGA Tour. Now is the time to make these changes, and thanks to significant input in the process by our players, partners and fans, I believe we\u2019re making exactly the right moves.

\u201cTo that end, these changes wouldn\u2019t have been possible without the full support of the Tour Championship\u2019s outstanding Proud Partners \u2013 Coca-Cola and Southern Company \u2013 as well as longtime partner FedEx and an enhanced partnership with Wyndham Rewards,\u201d he added. \u201cThey shared our vision for how we can challenge ourselves to raise level of excitement and fan engagement throughout the season up until the moment our FedExCup Champion is determined.\u201d

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Football

Iowa AP poll

Class 4A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. WDM Valley (8);4-0;107;1

2. Cedar Falls (2);4-0;98;3

3. Ankeny Centennial (1);4-0;88;5

4. Bettendorf;3-1;65;2

T5. Johnston;3-1;58;7

T5. Iowa City West;3-1;58;6

7. Dowling Catholic;2-2;42;4

8. Indianola;4-0;37;9

9. Waukee;2-2;22;8

10. Cedar Rapids Prairie;3-1;18;NR

Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 10, Ankeny 1, Waterloo West 1.

Class 3A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9);4-0;108;1

2. C.B. Lewis Central (2);4-0;97;2

3. Solon;4-0;82;4

4. Pella;4-0;79;3

5. Sioux City Heelan;4-0;69;5

6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton;3-1;38;9

7. Waverly-Shell Rock;4-0;35;7

8. North Scott;3-1;34;8

9. Clear Creek Amana;4-0;21;NR

10. Western Dubuque;3-1;20;6

Others receiving votes: Harlan 14, West Delaware 4, ADM (Adel) 4.

Class 2A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Monroe, PCM (11);4-0;110;2

2. Spirit Lake;4-0;90;3

3. Boyden-Hull/RV;3-1;84;1

4. Benton Community;4-0;81;4

5. Algona;4-0;58;6

6. Greene County;4-0;56;7

7. Waukon;3-1;46;5

8. Clear Lake;3-1;29;9

9. O-A/BCIG;4-0;20;10

10. West Marshall;3-1;18;NR

Others receiving votes: Chariton 8, Sheldon 3, Mount Vernon 1, Centerville 1

Class 1A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. West Branch (6);4-0;95;1

2. Van Meter (2);4-0;87;3

3. Dike-New Hartford (2);4-0;83;2

4. South Central Calhoun (1);4-0;67;4

5. Bellevue;4-0;51;9

6. Mediapolis;4-0;45;6

7. West Sioux;3-1;44;5

8. West Lyon;3-1;28;10

T9. Interstate 35;4-0;19;NR

T9. Sumner-Fredericksburg;4-0;19;NR

Others receiving votes: Wilton 16, Pella Christian 4, Iowa City Regina 2

Class A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Hudson (8);4-0;107;1

2. AHSTW, Avoca (3);4-0;88;2

3. Algona Garrigan;4-0;73;3

4. Belmond-Klemme;4-0;68;4

5. Hinton;4-0;44;7

6. North Tama;3-1;36;5

8. Highland;4-0;26;9

9. St. Ansgar;3-1;24;6

10. West Hancock;3-1;19;8

Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 16, BGM 10, Wapsie Valley 8, Grundy Center 5, Eldon (Cardinal) 4, Mason City Newman 3, Southwest Valley 1.

Class 8-player

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Don Bosco (9);4-0;102;1

2. New London;4-0;83;2

3. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton;4-0;76;3

4. Ar-We-Va;4-0;57;5

5. Iowa Valley (1);5-0;55;6

6. Newell-Fonda;4-0;54;4

7. Turkey Valley;4-0;46;7

8. Southeast Warren;5-0;37;8

9. Fremont-Mills;3-1;18;9

10. East Mills;4-0;15;10

Others receiving votes: Midland 6, Northwood-Kensett 5, Central City 4, Kingsley-Pierson 1, WACO 1.

Volleyball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Assumption;;4;0;15;3

Pleasant Valley;;4;0;13;4

Muscatine;;3;1;6;8

North Scott;;2;2;10;6

Clinton;;2;2;13;7

Bettendorf;;2;2;4;6

Davenport Central;;2;2;5;8

Davenport North;;1;3;6;11

Burlington;;0;4;1;12

Davenport West;;0;4;0;8

Today's matches

Assumption at Bettendorf

Burlington at North Scott

Clinton at Pleasant Valley

Davenport Central at Davenport West

Muscatine at Davenport North

Wethersfield 26-25, Princeville 24-15

Kills -- Wethers, Brittney Litton 18, Mackenzie Lindstrom 9; Prince, M. Schupbach 4, Bauman 4. Digs -- Wethers, Mackenzie Lindstrom 9, Sydney Krause 9; Prince, Bauman 9, E. Schupbach 9. Blocks -- Wethers, Tess Anderson, Lexi Nichols, Gabi Robinson; Prince, M. Schupbach, Martin. Assists -- Wethers, Tess Anderson 20; Prince, M. Schupbach 7. Aces -- Wethers, Savannah Evans; Prince, Ladd, Bowermaster

Mercer County 25-25, ROWVA 19-11

Kills --\u00a0Mercer County, Stineman 9, Welch 4. Assists --\u00a0Mercer County, Hank 10, Hucke 5. Digs --\u00a0Mercer County, Cuellar 5; ROWVA, Kayla Dillbeck 5. Aces --\u00a0Mercer County, Welch 2, Lucas 2

West Central 25-25, Stark County 23-20

Kills -- West Central, Corinne Booton 11, Mady Reed 2, Megan Schaley 2; Stark County, Maggie Rause 7. Assists -- West Central, Jessica Smith 14; Stark County, Haylee Wilkins 12. Aces -- West Central, Megan Schaley 2, Brianna Kinkaid 2; Stark County, Natalie Murphy. Blocks -- West Central, Emily Johnson, Megan Schaley, Mady Reed; Stark County, Natalie Murphy, Bri Gehrig, Maggie Rause. Digs -- West Central, Megan Schaley 9, Corinne Booton 5; Stark County, Maddie Wilson 12. Records -- West Central (6-2, 2-0 LTC), Stark County (6-13, 1-1 LTC)

Boys golf\u00a0

Burlington Invitational\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Bettendorf 309, 2. Ottumwa 327, 3. North Scott 339, 4. Davenport Central 351, 5. Clinton 354, 6. Davenport North 356, 7. Davenport Assumption 358, 8. Burlington 394, 9. Muscatine 417, 10. Davenport West 437

Top 5 individuals -- 1. Matthew Garside (Bett) 68, 2. Nate Spear (Burl) 73, 3. David Schwartz (Bett) 75, T4. Alex McLeland (Central) 77, T4. Cale Leonard (Ott) 77

Bettendorf -- 1. Matthew Garside 68, 3. David Schwartz 75, 7. JD Berg 82, T8. Maurice Wynn 84

North Scott -- T8. Reece Sommers 84, T8. Keaton Murphy 84, T14. Peyton Watkins 85, 17. Mitchell Temperly 86

Davenport Central -- T4. Alex McLeland 77, T20. Grayson Reyhons 89, T25. Zach McGhee 90, T35. Mason Gersdorf 95\u00a0

Clinton -- T8. Joe Simpson 84, T18. Blake Behrens 88, T25. Zach Bohle 90, 30. Andrew Brisch 92

Davenport North -- T8. Blake Stoughton 84, T20. Cody Burch 89, T20. Owen Stieger 89, T33. Nate Williams 94, T33. Justin Saskowski 94

Davenport Assumption -- T14. Mason Ollinger 85, T20. Evan Lystuik 89, T20. Sean Holmes 89, T35. Jack McAffos 95

Muscatine -- T28. Alec Chartier 91, 47. Kaden Garrett 107, 50. Hunter Randleman 109, 51. Luke Zobel 110

Davenport West -- 45. Bryce Grisham 105, 46. Harrison Wright 106, 52. Mason Lantz 111, T53. Dillon Burt 115, T53. Braden Loose 115

Girls golf

Rockridge 198, Alleman 219, Knoxville 239

at Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island

Medalist -- Ella Rursch (Rockridge) 44

Rockridge -- Ella Rursch 44, Emily Atwell 48, Emma Slattery 52, Ella Douglas 54

Alleman -- Megan Tanghe 47, Alannah Stevens 54, Molly Ahern 55, Bella Massa 63

Knoxville -- Kaci Luptak 47, Kyli Luptak 53, Shelbie Winstead 69, Madison Johnson 70

Geneseo 174, Erie-Prophetstown 208, Galesburg 243

at Prophet Hills\u00a0

Medalist -- Jenna Creek (Gen) 38

Geneseo -- Jenna Creek 38, Eryn Murray 44, Elizabeth Roodhouse 45, Emma Snell 47

Erie-Prophetstown -- Laura Gibson 51, Calisa Steel 52, Sydney Bielema 52, Samantha Soleta 53

Galesburg -- Halle Majdich 56, Kelsi Kleine 56, Kaylee Allen 65, Veronica Budde 66

Girls cross country\u00a0

Solon Invitational\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Bettendorf 90, 2. Williamsburg 93, 3. Iowa City Liberty 97, 4. North Scott 98, 5. Solon 100, 6. Mid-Prairie 102, 7. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 179, 8. Tipton 196, 9. Central DeWitt 196, 10. Clear Creek-Amana 262, 11. Davenport North 309

Top 5 individuals -- 1. Ashlyn Keeney (IC Liberty) 17:56.0, 2. Marie Hostetler (M-P) 18:42.4, 3. Camille Mac (IC Liberty) 19:34.7, 4. McKenzie Logan (IC Liberty) 20:10.2, 5. Chloe Engelkes (NS) 20:40.8

Bettendorf -- 7. Madison Temple 20:46.1, 16. Sarah Schmidt 21:27.7, 18. Sami Foht 21:42.6, 21. Layken Bytnar 21:52.0, 28. Peyton Bytnar 20:20.8

North Scott -- 5. Chloe Engelkes 20:40.8, 8. Abbi Lafrenz 20:47.4, 20. Katie Jackovich 21:51.0, 26. Presley Case 22:13.0, 39. Emily Kundel 22:45.1

Mid-Prairie -- 2. Marie Hostetler 18:42.4, 12. Mitzi Evans 21:16.4, 17. Moriah Brace 21:36.2, 27. Kate Cavanagh 22:18.8, 44. Angelina Evans 23:02.2

Tipton -- 13. Kallie Wallick 21:16.8, 35. Rachel Bierman 22:37.5, 45. Alyssa Mente 23:10.2, 50. Becca Stroup 23:56.6, 53. Halle McCollough 24:21.4

Central DeWitt -- 11. Kyleen Irwin 21:16.3, 32. Carly Small 22:32.0, 48. Maddie Peterson 23:30.3, 49. Kami Zeimet 23:45.8, 56. Brynn Vanhorn 24:59.4

Davenport North -- 40. Lindsay Knight 22:48.9, 63. Tatum Park 25:53.0, 67. Jordan Snarr 27:10.4, 68. Lacey Wendl 27:13.4, 71. Aerianna Trowers 28:27.0

Boys cross country\u00a0

Solon Invitational\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Clear Creek-Amana 32, 2. Tipton 61, 3. North Scott 99, 4. Iowa City Liberty 116, 5. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 124, 6. Williamsburg 169, 7. Solon 194, 8. Mid-Prairie 233, 9. Davenport North 236, 10. Central DeWitt 290, 11. West Liberty 300

Top 5 individuals -- 1. Jack Sexton (CC-A) 16:57.0, 2. Caleb Shumaker (Tip) 17:11.6, 3. Brandon Barker (CC-A) 17:21.3, 4. Cole Liebe (CC-A) 17:22.9, 5. Jackson Schrock (NS) 17:26.8

Tipton -- 2. Caleb Shumaker 17:11.6, 8. Trent Pelzer 17:41.8, 14. Ben Ellis 17:52.8, 17. Brandon Valet 18:08.0, 20. Andrew Olseen 18:12.4

North Scott -- 5. Jackson Schrock 17:26.8, 7. Chase Porter 17:38.3, 22. Gabe Jensen 18:16.8, 32. Bryce Golden 18:49.5, 33. Max Adkisson 18:53.0

Mid-Prairie -- 25. Quinn Schmidt 18:25.2, 44. Thaddeus Shetler 19:25.1, 48. Samson Kimani 19:35.0, 52. Spencer Yutzy 19:47.2, 64. Chandler Hershberger 20:29.3

Davenport North -- 9. Matt Dibbern 17:42.1, 43. Kiefer Hammill 19:23.5, 59. Luke Haugen 20:10.9, 62. Devon Harris 20:27.6, 63. Chris Molis 20:28.1

Central DeWitt -- 31. Tanner Naeve 18:47.7, 61. Carter Myers 20:20.1, 65. Joe Stammeyer 20:39.2, 66. Noah Mullin 20:53.3, 67. Karsen Kettwick 21:02.2

Boys soccer\u00a0

Fulton-Unity 5, Riverdale 3

Halftime -- Fulton-Unity 1, Riverdale 1. Goals -- Riverdale, Easton Day (unassisted); Easton Day (Alyssa Garza); Easton Day (Josh Ibarra). Saves -- Riverdale, Logan Otto 16\u00a0

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Bob Matthys always has had the itch to coach.

Even after stepping away for a season following eight years as Davenport Assumption's softball coach, Matthys was eager to get back into it.

After spending the past three years as the junior varsity coach at Bettendorf, Matthys has been appointed as the Bulldogs' new coach.

Matthys applied for the job three years ago when Bettendorf hired Jay Hatch. When Hatch elected to step down after this season, Matthys immediately threw his name in as a candidate.

\"I've been waiting for the right opportunity,\" Matthys said. \"After my daughter graduated (at Assumption), I had the opportunity to step back. It was kind of refreshing to see things through different eyes, a new program and a new set of rules.

\"I'm probably a lot different coach now. I prefer to teach more than bark. They enjoy your style of coaching when everybody is on the same page.\"

Matthys compiled 197 wins in his time at Assumption and helped develop a feeder program which has led to great success for the Knights.

At Bettendorf, he inherits a team coming off a 25-win season. The Bulldogs had only two seniors on their roster.

\"To tell you the truth, I think we're going to make a solid run at the MAC and have a chance to get to the state tournament,\" Matthys said. \"You never want to put the cart before the horse, but we have strong pitching and we've got a lot of girls working their tail off playing fall ball right now.

\"We've got a good group of young ladies focused on getting to the next level.\"

Coaching at the junior varsity level the past three seasons has allowed Matthys an opportunity to form relationships with the younger players. He plans to be involved with Bettendorf's feeder program.

Matthys said his team will have a simple mantra.

\"Play loose and have fun,\" he said. \"It is still high school athletics and it still has to be fun. If you work hard, play hard, play loose and play together, winning will take care of itself.\"

Ring of Honor: The Davenport Community School District will induct three more individuals into the athletic Ring of Honor on Friday night during Davenport Central's homecoming game against Burlington.

Central longtime boys tennis coach Larry Jacobsen, boys and girls track and field coach Randy Peters and Davenport High football coach and activities director Anton \"Butch\" Stolfa will be recognized around a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Friday at Brady Street Stadium.

Earlier this year, North inducted former boys basketball coach J.D. Rios and baseball coach Ken Kaul into the Ring of Honor.

Davenport West will induct three individuals before its Sept. 28 football game. The school has not publicly announced this year's honorees.

The Ring of Honor was brought back last season to highlight individuals who have made a difference in Davenport athletics.

MAC golf: The first Mississippi Athletic Conference championship of the school year will be decided this weekend at Kewanee Dunes.

The 36-hole boys conference golf tournament begins Friday. The final round is slated for Saturday.

Pleasant Valley is the defending conference champion. The Spartans, coming off a second-place showing at TPC Deere Run last week, shot a 622 last year to edge Bettendorf by three strokes. The Bulldogs expect to be PV's biggest challenger after winning the Grayhound Invitational in Burlington on Monday.

PV's Jack Roemer and Jack Dumas are the only two players returning who finished in the top eight at last year's meet. Bettendorf move-in Matthew Garside is expected to challenge them for the individual title. Garside shot 68 on Monday to earn medalist honors in Burlington.

Swim rankings: In the latest Iowa girls swim power rankings, Bettendorf is fourth and Pleasant Valley seventh. Ames has the top power ranking at 4415, followed by Dowling Catholic (3930), Ankeny (3637) and Bettendorf (3520).

Bettendorf's Emily Van De Wiele is the state leader in the 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 51.28 seconds. Arianna Ottavianelli is second in the 200 IM (2:08.08) as is the Bulldogs' 400 freestyle relay (3:35.73).

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Top-end talent pushed by quality depth. Proven veterans mixed with promising newcomers. Plenty of \"rabbits\" for a pack to chase in favorable weather conditions.

Sunday's men's field for the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon has everything a 26.2-mile race promoter could wish for except for a defending champion.

Kenyan Hillary Too sent regrets over a month ago, but the 21st annual event has a pretty good pinch-hitter lined up for last year's winner in 2013 champ Kiplangat Terer, the QCM's course record holder.

Kenya's Terer followed up that record-shattering, 2-hour, 14-minute and 4-second victory with a 2:17:37 runner-up performance in 2014, which still ranks seventh among the bi-state race's best-ever times.

Too survived the slowing effects of hot and humid conditions last fall for a 2:21:40 lap of the local riverfront.

\"Having the course recordholder back in the field is pretty cool,\" said Ian Frink, the QCM's long-time elite runner coordinator.

\"We haven't seen him for awhile, so it's great to get him back. He was second at Cleveland earlier this year (in 2:16:54), and finished top 5 in three other marathons in the last two years, so he's still running strong.\"

However, more than Terer can make that claim heading into Sunday's 7 a.m. race, which starts and finishes outside the TaxSlayer Center at Moline's John Deere Commons.

Among the returners from last year's QCM is the runner-up (Ethiopian Hailemariam Kahsay) and third-place finisher (Kenyan Luke Kibet). Kahsay's career-best time is 2:15:51 from a 2015 marathon in Wuhan, China.

Also back is Kenya's Sammy Rotich, who finished second last fall at the Des Moines Marathon after winning the QCM's half-marathon in 1:07:29.

Other QCM veterans in the field include Kenyan David Tuwei and Ethiopian Abu Kebede Diriba.

Tuwei, the local runner-up in 2011, won the Lincoln and Fargo marathons in 2017 and owns a 2:19:57 personal record from the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon. Diriba, who was third in 2015 and fourth in 2016 at the QCM, turned a career best 2:22:04 at the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon.

\"(Kahsay) ran a good time on a really hot day here last year and his PR is around our record, so he's definitely a contender again,\" Frink said. \"But there's a lot of guys to consider that should be in the mix, too.\"

Chief among the newcomers is Ethiopia's Tadesse Yae Dabi, who finished sixth at the 2016 New York City Marathon, turning a 2:13:06 in one of the world's major events.

\"Anyone who can run like that there is completely legit,\" Frink said, guessing Dabi, Kahsay and Terer to be the main contenders. \"After that, you start looking at a whole bunch of guys in that mid-range.\"

Along with Kibet and Rotich, Frink looks at six QCM newcomers in that next group of strongest hopefuls.

Included are a quartet of Kenyans\u00a0\u2014 William Mutai (2:20:03 earlier this summer in the heat at Minnesota's Grandma's Marathon); Philip Mburu (Top 5 this year at both Cleveland and Green Bay); Lazarus Yego (2:17 PR at Tanzania earlier this year); and Kenneth Kosgei (third at Philadelphia last year).

Ethiopians Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele and Suleman Abrar Shifa also show promise.

Bekele won last year's Richmond Marathon and owns an impressive career-best (2:11:42) from 2013 in Cologne, Germany. Shifa ran 2:23:25 in 2016 in New York and owns a 1:05:30 PR in the half.

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Football

1. Moline (3-1, LW: 2)

The Maroons opened the Western Big Six season last Friday with a 64-21 rout of Rock Island Alleman. Harrison Bey-Buie and Aboubacar Barry each topped 100 yards rushing as the defending Big Six champions cranked out 517 yards on the ground and pulled away after the score was tied at 14-14 in the first half.

This week: at United Township (1-3)

2. Bettendorf (3-1, LW: 1)

The Bulldogs passed for 188 yards and ran for 192 against a defense which had allowed only seven points in the first three weeks, but two interceptions and eight penalties resulted in a 29-23 loss at Cedar Falls. Darien Porter returned after missing the game at Dubuque Hempstead. He hauled in five receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.

This week: vs. Cedar Rapids Washington (2-2)

3. North Scott (3-1, LW: 3)

The Lancers picked off Ole Miss baseball recruit and Western Dubuque quarterback Calvin Harris four times in a 7-6 home victory. Carson Rollinger had two of those interceptions and Cade Akers registered a pick for the second consecutive week. North Scott faces Iowa's 3A leading rusher in Central DeWitt's Easton Necker (980 yards) in the district opener.

This week: at Central DeWitt (3-1)

4. Rock Island (2-2, LW: NR)

Junior Davion Wilson, benefiting from a strong effort by his offensive line, rushed for 282 yards in 23 carries to help the Rocks defeat Galesburg 43-22 in their Western Big Six opener. Wilson now has 786 yards in the first four games and Rocky has won two straight after opening the season with a pair of lopsided losses to powerhouse teams.

This week: at Alleman (2-2)

5. Clinton (3-1, LW: NR)

After losing the season opener by 38 points, Clinton has responded with three consecutive wins\u00a0\u2014 all by 13 points or more. LJ Henderson has been disruptive on defense with eight tackles for loss (four sacks), and quarterback Kalvin Godette has been a dual-threat with 551 passing yards and a team-high 421 rushing yards.

This week: vs. Assumption (1-3)

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The sport of boxing and casinos long ago became very amicable partners.

Many of the biggest events in the sport are held at gambling facilities in Las Vegas and other places around the world.

It will happen for the first time in the Quad-Cities next month.

The Rhythm City Casino Resort events center in Davenport will be the site of \u201cAll In,\u2019\u2019 a fight card featuring several prominent local boxers, on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The event is being promoted by Hola America, Alien Boi Boxing and Calkins Sports Productions.

\u201cWe\u2019re going to do it on kind of a trial basis to see how it works out \u2026\u2019\u2019 said Clint Calkins, who has promoted fights in the Quad-Cities for several years.

Most of those fight cards have been at Danceland Ballroom, an antiquated facility in downtown Davenport in which spectators are required to climb three flights of steps. Calkins and his partners also have held events at the Col Ballroom and more recently at the Davenport RiverCenter.

\u201cWe just wanted to try to get a different atmosphere,\u2019\u2019 Calkins said. \u201cWe always wanted to try to do a casino show but we didn\u2019t have any takers who were interested. We hooked up with the Hola America newspaper and they had connections with Rhythm City so we got together with them and did a presentation. They were interested so it went from there.\u2019\u2019

Calkins was quick to point out that this is not like most of the big boxing events in Vegas in which the casino makes a major financial investment.

\u201cIt\u2019s primarily their event,\u2019\u2019 said Ryan Lounsbury, the director of marketing for Rhythm City. \u201cWe\u2019re just providing the venue.\u2019\u2019

Lounsbury said it will be the first real sports event to be held at Rhythm City, which opened its new $110 million facility two years ago. There was an esports event there last fall but mostly the facility has been used for concerts, weddings and conventions.

Calkins said the facility will be similar to the RiverCenter with a slightly lower ceiling.

Lounsbury said the events center can accommodate as many as 2,200 people for certain types of events but it has a seating capacity of 1,600 for most concerts.

The promoters are anticipating a crowd of 800 to 1,000 people for the show.

Exact matchups have not been set but Calkins said the card will include Moline\u2019s Limberth Ponce (15-3), former East Moline resident Joe Perez (12-3-1), East Moline\u2019s Gilbert Venegas Jr. (10-0), Davenport\u2019s Shawn West (1-0) and Rock Island\u2019s Eddie Hamilton (3-0).

He said he hopes this can lead to something bigger down the road, possibly a fight card in which a nationally prominent boxer is brought in to take on one of those local favorites.

Lounsbury said he also would love to do more boxing at Rhythm City in the future.

\u201cAbsolutely,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cIf we have success with this event, we certainly would continue to work with this team and put out more of this type of product.\u2019\u2019

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As minor-league baseball teams work to finalize player development contracts with major-league organizations, the Clinton LumberKings are among teams considering multiple possibilities.

The options for the Midwest League team range from affiliating with one of a handful of major-league clubs still seeking affiliates at the Class A level or extending an agreement Clinton has had with the Seattle Mariners for the past 10 years.

\u201cWe are talking with other organizations although renewing our long-term relationship with the Mariners remains a possibility as well,\u2019\u2019 LumberKings general manager Ted Tornow said.

By rule, Sunday was the first day Clinton team officials could speak with representatives of major-league organizations other than the Seattle club it has been affiliated with since 2009.

Teams have until Sept. 30 to finalize a deal although Tornow said he would like to see the process completed sooner.

\u201cHopefully by the end of the week, we\u2019ll have an idea of where we\u2019re at and then we\u2019ll get ready to play ball in 2019,\u2019\u2019 Tornow said.

That is not in question.

Clinton opens its 2019 schedule at Kane County on April 4 and under terms of the existing Professional Baseball Agreement between Minor League Baseball, the governing body of the minors, and Major League Baseball all 160 minor-league teams from the short-season through Triple-A levels are guaranteed a major-league affiliate.

Player development contracts binding a major-league team to a minor-league affiliate can be two or four years in length.

Quad-Cities, for example, extended its six-year relationship with the Astros organization earlier this month by signing a two-year deal which runs through 2020, while Wisconsin announced Friday it had agreed to a four-year extension with the Brewers through 2022.

At the Class A level, all but six of the 30 teams in the Midwest League and South Atlantic League have announced contracts with major-league affiliates for the upcoming season.

Clinton is among three Midwest League clubs without an announced affiliation for 2019, joining Athletics-affiliated Beloit and Diamondbacks-affiliated Kane County.

The remaining three Class A clubs that have not announced affiliations play in the South Atlantic League, Marlins-affiliated Greensboro, Pirates-affiliated West Virginia and White Sox-affiliated Kannapolis.

Like the LumberKings, those teams could renew existing agreements or affiliate with a different parent club. If no deal is completed by Sept. 30, affiliations are assigned for a two-year period.

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1. Orion (4-0, LW: 1)

Dawson Schulenberg threw for five touchdown passes in a 56-0 win over Riverdale. The Chargers are averaging 45 points per game on offense this season and are holding opponents to a 9.5 per-game average, including two shutouts.

This week: at Princeton (2-2)

2. Bellevue (4-0, LW: 4)

Lucas Tennant threw for 111 yards and two touchdowns, helping take some pressure off of running back Hunter Clasen, who still rushed for 239 yards and two scores in a 42-7 win over Clayton Ridge. The Comets have won their last 13 regular season home games.

This week: vs. West Branch (4-0)

3. Wilton (3-1, LW: 3)

Despite only giving up 261 total yards last week, the Beavers suffered their first loss of the season to Class 2A-ranked Benton Community. Wilton had two turnovers in the loss.

This week: vs. Sigourney-Keota (3-1)

4. Rockridge (3-1, LW: 2)

Dynamic quarterback Riley Fetterer suffered an injury that limited him and\u00a0 Rockridge fell 35-6 to Fulton. The Rockets are 2-3 in the last four years against the Steamers, 24-12 against everyone else.

This week: vs. Sterling Newman (3-1)

5. Central DeWitt (3-1, LW: NR)

With a 41-21 win over Camanche, the Sabers are off to their best start since 2009 under first-year head coach Ryan Streets. Easton Necker leads Class 3A with 980 rushing yards, averaging 10.7 yards per carry.

This week: vs. North Scott (3-1)

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Kirk Speraw used the phrase a few times. He said he thinks members of the Iowa basketball team are \u201cchomping at the bit\u2019\u2019 to get started on preparations for the coming season.

He said the Hawkeyes are eager to atone for a 14-19 season in which they missed the post-season for the first time in seven years.

And you could tell as Speraw spoke to the Davenport Grid Club on Monday, that the long-time Iowa assistant coach also is chomping just a little bit.

He said there is no question the players are.

\u201cI think there\u2019s a little bit of an edge to them mentally,\u2019\u2019 Speraw said. \u201cCertainly, coming off last year, you hope that it motivates them. They\u2019re great kids, they like each other, they\u2019ve worked very hard this summer, worked hard in the weight room, worked hard in our individual workouts.

\"Hopefully they can carry that edge and build on it once we get going full blast in October.\u2019\u2019

The Hawkeyes actually begin preseason practice next week in preparation for the Nov. 8 season opener against UMKC.

They return almost everyone from last season. Dom Uhl has graduated and Ahmad Wagner and Brady Ellingson transferred, but they return 90.3 percent of their minutes played, 94.9 percent of their scoring and 92.9 percent of their total rebounds.

Add to that incoming freshmen Joe Wieskamp and CJ Fredrick and a finally healthy redshirt freshman Connor McCaffery, and you have ample cause for optimism.

Speraw rattled through every scholarship player on the roster during his comments to the Grid Club, citing the areas in which they have improved.

He said Tyler Cook is handling the ball better and diversifying his game. Jordan Bohannon also is handling better and upgrading his defense. Cordell Pemsl has slimmed down. Ryan Kriener and Jack Nunge have gotten stronger.

He said Bettendorf\u2019s Nicholas Baer, who started last season with a broken finger and never matched what he did in winning the Big Ten sixth man of the year award the previous season, is working as hard as ever and shooting better than ever.

The Hawkeyes did suffer a setback when sophomore center Luka Garza underwent surgery on Sept. 7 for the removal of a benign cyst on his abdomen. He was expected to be sidelined about six weeks.

\u201cHe\u2019ll miss some of the early practices but I don\u2019t think there\u2019s anything long-term that will slow him down at all,\u2019\u2019 Speraw said. \u201cHe\u2019s such a hard worker. He\u2019s chomping at the bit already. He\u2019s one of those guys you\u2019ve got to \u2026 \u2018Take it easy, Luka. Just back off a little bit.\u2019\u2019\u2019

Probably the biggest reason for optimism, of course, is the arrival of Wieskamp, who scored more points the past four years at Muscatine High School than any player in the history of Class 4A basketball in Iowa.

\u201cI think Joe is probably one of those kids who is better prepared to step in and play early than a lot of kids,\u2019\u2019 Speraw said. \u201cHe\u2019s still got to prove out in practice that he can do it consistently and he\u2019s got to battle some of these other guys, too, that are veterans now and have been through the wars. But we\u2019re excited about Joe.\u2019\u2019

The 6-foot-6 Wieskamp, who should be a contender to start at small forward, joked during the summer that he won\u2019t know what to do in college when he is defended by just one player. His last few years at Muscatine, he faced every conceivable sort of double team and junk defense as teams tried to slow him down.

Speraw thinks the fact that he attracted so much defensive attention in high school will help him make the transition to college.

\u201cAll of those challenges he had in high school have really helped prepare him for another level,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cHe\u2019s really gotten a lot better with his ball skills, he\u2019s gotten more deceptive, more creative to slice through areas. I think he\u2019s going to be a fun one to watch.\u2019\u2019

Speraw also said he thinks Wieskamp will be better defensively than anyone expects.

And he expects him to bring an aura of quiet fortitude and tenacity that should really help a team sometimes lacked those things in the past.

\u201cHe has that grittiness and toughness,\u2019\u2019 Speraw said. \u201cHe\u2019s always got a blank face. He always looks calm and collected, but he is one tough SOB.\u2019\u2019

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Working toward the start of Big Ten play Saturday, coach Kirk Ferentz says his Iowa football team is getting healthier.

That, along with success when the ball is in Brady Ross\u2019 hands, cohesive defense and a first start for a former Hawkeye elsewhere in college football, are all part of today\u2019s Hawkeye 10 @ 10, your daily dose of Iowa news and notes.

Delivered each weekday at 10 a.m. at Hawkmania.com, your home for all things Iowa, here is today\u2019s Hawkeye 10 @ 10:

1. Noah Fant finished his work early in Saturday\u2019s 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, collecting all five of receptions for 99 yards during the first quarter.

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Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant (87) pulls in a pass on a scoring drive during the first quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

He watched the rest of the day after taking a shot to the ribs that he brushed aside postgame as being no big deal.

Mostly, the junior tight end said it felt good to find a flow offensively as he connected with quarterback Nate Stanley.

\u201cWe know there are going to be mistakes on the field and he might have balls where he didn\u2019t make a great throw or I might not catch a pass he puts out there,\u2019\u2019 Fant said. \u201cWe know we have to keep pushing through. It\u2019s just having a confidence that it\u2019s all going to fall sooner or later.\u2019\u2019

2. Iowa should be closer to full strength when Wisconsin visits Kinnick Stadium for Saturday\u2019s 7:30 p.m. game.

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Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz walks onto the field for warmups before their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

During his weekly conversation for the university\u2019s website on Sunday, coach Kirk Ferentz said that running back Ivory Kelly-Martin, receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and offensive guard Cole Banwart should all be available to face the Badgers.

\u201cI think all of those guys realistically have a chance to go,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cWe\u2019ll keep our fingers crossed and hope they can keep progressing the way we anticipate.\u2019\u2019

Kelly-Martin has missed the last two games with an ankle injury while Smith-Marsette and Banwart sat out Saturday, Smith-Marsette because of a shoulder injury and Banwart because of an undisclosed injury.

3. When fullback Brady Ross touches the football, good things happen for Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes fullback Brady Ross (36) dives over Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Willie Harvey (2) during the fourth quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

Ross picked up a pair of first downs Saturday, the first on a three-yard somersault in a fourth-and-1 situation in the second quarter.

He followed with a 10-yard reception for a first down later in the drive which led to the second of Mekhi Sargent\u2019s two touchdown runs.

Ross has had the ball in his hands five times through three games this season and all five have resulted in first downs, three on rushes and two on receptions.

4. Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday said a cohesive approach is leading the Hawkeyes to defensive success.

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Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Jack Hockaday (48) celebrates a tackle with defensive end Anthony Nelson (98) during the first quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

\u201cWe are playing together. There are a few mistakes here and there, but that\u2019s going to happen,\u2019\u2019 Hockaday said. \u201cWe\u2019re going to have to clean that up, and do a lot of studying, to correct those things, but we are playing hard and we\u2019ve just got to keep looking to improve.\u2019\u2019

Hockaday finished with six tackles in the Northern Iowa game.

5. Freshman receiver Tyrone Tracy saw his first action as a Hawkeye on Saturday, catching a 22-yard pass from Peyton Mansell in the fourth quarter.

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Iowa quarterback Peyton Mansell celebrates his touchdown against Northern Illinois with defensive end A.J. Epenesa, Saturday, September 1, 2018, during first half action at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Iowa won 33-7.

Eight true freshmen have taken the field for Iowa this season, with Julius Brents and Riley Moss appearing in all three games the Hawkeyes have played.

Henry Geil, who ran 10 times for 24 yards against UNI, has played in two games as have Kaevon Merriweather and Nico Ragaini.

Dillon Doyle and Tyler Linderbaum, who both played in the opener, have seen action in one game.

Under an NCAA rule change, players can still redshirt if they appear in four or fewer games during a season.

6. Former Bettendorf prep Jack Kallenberger saw his first action as a Hawkeye on Saturday.

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Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Jack Kallenberger (97), defensive end Anthony Nelson (98) and defensive end A.J. Epenesa (94) stand for the national anthem before their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

The junior defensive lineman, a transfer from Iowa Central Community College, played four snaps during the second half of Iowa\u2019s 38-14 win over Northern Iowa.

7. Josh Jackson has a thing for finding the end zone.

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Defensive back Josh Jackson (Green Bay Packers)

The Green Bay rookie caught a deflected pass in the end zone Sunday and recorded four tackles as the Packers battled Minnesota to a 29-29 tie, among the work of former Hawkeyes in the NFL over the weekend.

Anthony Hitchens also made his presence known, finishing with 12 tackles for Kansas City, including seven solo stops, in a loss to Pittsburgh.

Elsewhere, Micah Hyde had three tackles for Buffalo and Desmond King finished with two for the Los Angeles Chargers in a match-up between the teams in Buffalo, Carl Davis had one tackle for Cleveland in a loss to New Orleans and Josey Jewell had two stops for Denver in a win over Oakland.

On offense, George Kittle had two receptions for 22 yards for San Francisco in a win over Detroit and former Hawkeye A.J. Derby caught a 19-yard touchdown pass for Miami in a win over the Jets.

8. Ryan Boyle made his first start at quarterback for Indiana State over the weekend and helped the Sycamores to a win, highlighting the work of former Hawkeyes elsewhere in college football.

The junior graduate transfer completed 13-of-18 passes for 209 yards and rushed seven times for 30 yards and one touchdown in Indiana State\u2019s 55-41 win at Eastern Illinois.

Tyler Wiegers exited Eastern Michigan\u2019s game at Buffalo in the second quarter after the Eagles fell behind 14-0 in a 35-28 loss.

Wiegers completed 8-of-11 passes for 64 yards and rushed five times for 14 yards.

Elsewhere, Jalen Embry finished with five tackles and broke up a pair of passes as Northern Illinois won 24-16 at Central Michigan and Brandon Snyder broke up one pass for South Dakota State in a 90-6 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

9. Today\u2019s featured speaker at the Davenport Grid Club luncheon will be Iowa assistant basketball coach Kirk Speraw.

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Iowa assistant coach Kirk Speraw, left, huddles with players Jarrod Uthoff (20), Josh Oglesby and Zach McCabe, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was suspended for the game after being ejected for berating officials last weekend in a loss at Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

He will join Quad-City area high school and college football coaches on the program for the noon luncheon at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport.

The public is invited to attend the Grid Club luncheons and the $10 ticket available at the door includes a buffet lunch.

10. After a heat-filled week, game day is expected to be relatively pleasant for tailgating.

The current National Weather Service forecast for Iowa City for Saturday calls for a high of 72 degrees with temperatures falling to an overnight low of 54.

There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for both the day and evening.

Photos: Hawkeyes vs. Panthers

Photos: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. UNI Iowa Panthers
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