This will be Iowa’s first visit to West Lafayette since 2007. The Hawkeyes are 1-4 at Ross-Ade Stadium since 1998, with the only win being 34-17 in 2005.
The Hawkeyes fell 31-6 in the 2007 game.
BTW, Purdue is Iowa’s third most-played rivalry.
Next week, Iowa is at Nebraska. It kicks off 11 a.m. and will be televised on ABC. The game after that? It’s probably going to be in Texas.
Brandon Scherff gets the start at left guard this week over Matt Tobin. If he didn’t start the Michigan State game, he was in rather quickly.
SE — 7 ** Marvin McNutt, Jr. 6-4 215 Sr. St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood Central); 83 Steven Staggs 6-3 195 Jr. Oskaloosa, IA (Oskaloosa)
LT — 77 ** Riley Reiff 6-6 300 Jr.. Parkston, SD (Parkston); 78 Andrew Donnal 6-7 302 #Fr. Monclova, OH (Anthony Wayne)
LG – 68 Brandon Scherff 6-5 310 #Fr. Denison, IA (Denison); 60 Matt Tobin 6-6 290 Jr. Dyersville, IA (Beckman)
C — 53 * James Ferentz 6-2 284 Jr. Iowa City, IA (City); 59 Conor Boffeli 6-5 290 So. West Des Moines, IA (Valley)
RG –73 * Adam Gettis 6-4 280 Sr. Frankfort, IL (Lincoln Way East); 72 Woody Orne 6-5 295 Sr. Fairfield, IA (South Dakota State)
RT – 56 ** Markus Zusevics 6-5 300 Sr. Arlington Heights, IL (Prospect); 70 * Brett Van Sloten 6-7 292 So. Decorah, IA (Decorah)
TE— 86 * C.J. Fiedorowicz^ 6-7 265 So. Johnsburg, IL (Johnsburg); 85 * Zach Derby 6-3 240 Jr. Iowa City, IA (City) OR 39 *** Brad Herman ^ 6-5 255 Sr. Metamora, IL (Metamora)
QB — 16 ** James Vandenberg 6-3 212 Jr. Keokuk, IA (Keokuk); 14 John Wienke 6-5 220 Jr. Tuscola, IL (Tuscola)
WR — 6 ** Keenan Davis ^ 6-3 215 Jr. Cedar Rapids, IA (Washington); 11 Kevonte Martin-Manley 6-0 205 #Fr. Pontiac, MI (Brother Rice)
RB – 34 * Marcus Coker ^ 6-0 230 So. Beltsville, MD (Dematha Catholic); 3 ** Jason White 5-10 205 Jr. Davenport, IA (North)
FB – 38 * Brad Rogers 5-10 230 So. Toledo, OH (Central Catholic); 92 * Jonathan Gimm 6-3 240 Jr. Houston, TX (Westfield)
PK — 96 * Mike Meyer ^ 6-2 180 So. Dubuque, IA (Wahlert); 8 * Trent Mossbrucker 6-0 204 Jr. Mooresville, IN (HS)
DE — 58 *** Lebron Daniel 6-2 256 Sr. Cleveland, OH (Glenville); Steve Bigach 6-3 282 Jr. Cleveland, OH (St. Ignatius)
DT — 87 Thomas Nardo 6-3 277 Sr. Lancaster, PA (Catholic); 71 Carl Davis 6-5 310 #Fr. Sterling Heights, MI (Stevenson)
DT — 93 ** Mike Daniels 6-1 280 Sr. Blackwood, NJ (Highland Regional); 99 Joe Gaglione 6-4 255 Jr. Novelty, OH (Lake Catholic)
DE – 91 *** Broderick Binns 6-2 261 Sr. St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall); 96 Joe Forgy 6-4 260 Sr. Iowa Falls, IA (Ellsworth CC)
OLB – 20 * Christian Kirksey^ 6-2 215 So. St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood East); 13 * Tommy Donatell 6-2 205 Jr. Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Ridge)
MLB — 45 *** Tyler Nielsen 6-4 235 Sr. Humboldt, IA (Humboldt); 52 Quinton Alston ^ 6-1 220 Fr. Sicklerville, NJ (Timber Creek Reg.)
WLB – 44 * James Morris ^ 6-2 227 So. Solon, IA (Solon); 31 * Anthony Hitchens^ 6-1 224 So. Lorain, OH (Clearview)
LC — 28 *** Shaun Prater ^ 5-11 185 Sr. Omaha, NE (Central); 19 * B.J. Lowery ^ 5-11 185 So. Cincinnati , OH (Hughes)
SS — 4 *** Jordan Bernstine 5-11 205 Sr. Des Moines, IA (Lincoln); 10 Collin Sleeper 6-2 200 Jr. Solon, IA (Solon)
FS — 49 * Tanner Miller ^ 6-2 201 So. Kalona, IA (Mid-Prairie); 40 ** Jack Swanson 5-11 200 Jr. Naples, FL (Naples)
RC — 18 ** Micah Hyde ^ 6-1 190 Jr. Fostoria, OH (Fostoria); 2 ** Greg Castillo 5-11 182 Jr. Mount Laurel, NJ (St. Joseph’s Prep, PA)
PT — 6 Eric Guthrie 6-6 245 Sr. Nevada, IA (Nevada); John Wienke 6-5, 225 Jr. Tuscola, ILL (Tuscola)
Punt Returns: 18 Micah Hyde; 7 Marvin McNutt
Kickoff Returns: 6 Keenan Davis; 4 Jordan Bernstine
Deep Snaps: 61 Casey Kreiter
Holder: 14 John Wienke
* – – Letters won
^ – – Redshirt year still available
# – – Indicates redshirt freshman
Michigan State, Penn State Hope to Clinch Share of Division Championships: With identical 5-1 conference marks, Michigan State and Penn State could each clinch at least a share of their respective division championship and berths in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday . . .
Legends Division Breakdown: With two weeks to play, four conference teams remain eligible in the race for the Legends Division title . . .
Leaders Division Breakdown: Four teams remain in the running for a piece of the Leaders Division championship . . .
Record Breaking Ball Game: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball scored three touchdowns on Saturday in Wisconsin’s trophy game win over Minnesota, giving him the Big Ten single-season record for total touchdowns in a season with 27 . . .
Just a Win Away: Eight Big Ten squads have secured their bowl eligibility already this season, the most of any conference in the nation, but two more teams are within one game of reaching the mark. With 5-5 marks, Northwestern and Purdue need one win in their final two games to secure bowl eligibility. Northwestern hosts Minnesota and Michigan State to end the season, while Purdue welcomes Iowa before concluding the regular season at Indiana. The two teams look to join Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin to tie the conference record of 10 bowl-eligible squads set in 2007.
Making the Cut…: Numerous Big Ten standouts remain in the running for some of the top individual honors in college football, as semifinalists and finalists for national honors have been announced over the last few weeks . . .
…And Making the Grade: Big Ten student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom, as 22 conference standouts were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District first teams . . .
The Nation’s Best Fans: For the seventh straight season and the ninth time overall, the Big Ten crossed the five-million mark in total attendance after welcoming more 358,000 fans to conference stadiums last week. Overall this season, conference stadiums have welcomed more than 5.2 million fans, and over 2.6 million in seven weeks of Big Ten play. The conference is still on pace to establish the average attendance record for conference games only (72,460), ahead of last year’s all-time best average of 72,193 patrons per game. In overall games, the conference’s average of 72,339 is just off the pace of the 2005 record average of 72,566. This week, the conference will surpass the single-season record for total attendance, which was set in 2009 when more than 5.5 million fans flocked to Big Ten stadiums.