Your Iowa State two deeps -- CB King listed as starter

The Western Michigan kickoff will be 11 a.m. on BTN

Published: September 9 2013 | 8:09 am - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 8:11 pm in

-- I'm on the road to Ames. The two deep isn't out yet, but I'm going to go ahead and publish what I think it's going to be and make changes if needed.

I don't expect much change.

Maybe sophomore corner Jordan Lomax wades back into the game. He sat out last week after straining a hamstring in week 1. He suffered the injury in the third quarter of Iowa's opener against Northern Illinois while breaking up a pass in the end zone.

And maybe a true freshman or two who played against Missouri State shows up. So far, that count is three, with corner Desmond King being the most prominent with last week's start in place of Lomax. Wide receiver Matt VandeBerg caught two passes for 17 yards. Freshman running back LeShun Daniels carried six times for 30 yards also last week.

Senior corner B.J. Lowery left the Northern Illinois game, but went the whole way last week.

-- It's Iowa State week. The Cyclones allowed 228 yards on 33 carries. That's 6.91 yards a carry.

– Running back Michael Malloy didn’t play and wasn't in uniform for the second week. Kirk Ferentz said last week he has a "medical issue" and that his return might take a couple of weeks.

-- Corner Maurice Fleming (leg injury) was in uniform, but didn't play. He also might be another week.

– Sophomore Jordan Walsh played more than junior Andrew Donnal at right guard, but they did rotated more than they did in week 1.

– The DL bench got really short last week. DT Darian Cooper was the only DT rotated in (that I can remember). DEs Nate Meier and Mike Hardy played a handful of series. Sophomore DE Riley McMinn isn't healthy. Iowa's DL hasn't produced a sack this season.

– If Iowa didn’t play any nickel or dime it was negligible.

– John Lowdermilk went the whole way at strong safety again.

-- RB Barkley Hill, a redshirt freshman, was in uniform. Running back seems to be a closed deal with Mark Weisman, Damon Bullock, Jordan Canzeri and LeShun Daniels roping it off.

-- I would expect Iowa to winnow wide receiver to a top six very soon, maybe before Saturday's game. Right now that would be Kevonte Martin-Manley, Jordan Cotton, Damond Powell, Don Shumpert, Jacob Hillyer and Tevaun Smith. VandeBerg, Riley McCarron and Blake Haluska will have to break in. Reps will be limited here.

-- On Iowa podcast today after a quick trip to Ames for player interviews.

-- Iowa's game against Western Michigan next week will kick off at 11 a.m. on BTN. Western Michigan lost to Nicholls State last week, 27-23. Led by third-string quarterback Figaro Tuskani, the Colonels marched 61 yards on 13 plays and a 29-yard field goal by Andrew Dolan with 11:19 left gave Nicholls a 24-23 lead.

Here's the Big Ten's TV schedule for the Saturday after this one:

Missouri at Indiana, BTN, 8 EDT (previously announced)

Western Michigan at Iowa, BTN, Noon EDT

San Jose State at Minnesota, ESPN or ESPN2, Noon EDT

South Dakota State at Nebraska, BTN, 3:30 EDT

Maine at Northwestern, BTN, 3:30 EDT

Florida A&M at Ohio State, BTN, Noon EDT

Kent State at Penn State, BTN, 3:30 EDT

Purdue at Wisconsin, ABC (ESPN or ESPN2 mirror), 3:30 EDT

SE — 8 ** Don Shumpert ^ 6-3 200 Sr.

4 Tevaun Smith ^ 6-2 200 So.

LT — 68 ** Brandon Scherff 6-5 315 Jr.

76 ** Nolan MacMillan 6-6 294 Sr.

LG — 59 * Conor Boffeli 6-5 295 Sr.

58 Eric Simmons 6-2 295 So.

C — 63 * Austin Blythe 6-3 300 So.

57 Tommy Gaul 6-3 277 Jr.

RG — 65 Jordan Walsh 6-4 290 So.

78 * Andrew Donnal 6-7 305 Jr.

RT — 70 *** Brett Van Sloten 6-7 300 Sr.

73 Ryan Ward 6-5 290 #Fr.

TE — 86 *** C.J. Fiedorowicz ^ 6-7 265 Sr.

82 ** Ray Hamilton ^ 6-5 252 Jr. OR 87 * Jake Duzey 6-4 245 So.

QB — 15 Jake Rudock 6-3 205 So.

16 C.J. Beathard 6-2 195 #Fr. OR 19 Cody Sokol 6-2, 215 Jr.

WR — 11 ** Kevonte Martin-Manley 6-0 205 Jr.

23 * Jordan Cotton 6-1 192 Sr. OR 17 * Jacob Hillyer 6-4 205 So.

RB — 45 * Mark Weisman 6-0 236 Jr. OR 5 ** Damon Bullock 6-0 200 Jr.

33 * Jordan Canzeri 5-9 187 So.

FB — 38 Adam Cox 5-11 215 So.

42 Macon Plewa 6-2 234 So.

PK — 96 *** Mike Meyer ^ 6-2 190 Sr.

1 Marshall Koehn 6-0 195 So.

LE — 95 Drew Ott ^ 6-4 265 So.

98 * Mike Hardy 6-5 275 Jr.

LT — 71 * Carl Davis 6-5 315 Jr.

97 * Darian Cooper 6-2 280 So.

RT — 90 * Louis Trinca-Pasat 6-3 290 Jr.

67 Jaleel Johnson 6-4 307 #Fr.

RE — 79 ** Dominic Alvis 6-4 265 Sr.

94 Riley McMinn 6-7 260 So. OR 34 Nate Meier 6-2 235 So.

OLB — 20 *** Christian Kirksey ^ 6-2 235 Sr.

39 * Travis Perry 6-3 232 So.

MLB — 44 *** James Morris ^ 6-2 240 Sr.

52 ** Quinton Alston ^ 6-1 232 Jr.

WLB — 31 *** Anthony Hitchens ^ 6-1 233 Sr.

55 ** Marcus Collins 6-0 222 Jr. OR 36 Cole Fisher 6-2 228 So.

LC — 19 *** B.J. Lowery ^ 5-11 193 Sr.

7 * Sean Draper 6-0 180 So.

SS — 37 ** John Lowdermilk ^ 6-2 207 Jr.

21 ** Nico Law ^ 6-1 200 Jr.

FS — 5 *** Tanner Miller ^ 6-2 207 Sr.

12 Anthony Gair 6-2 200 #Fr.

RC — 14 Desmond King 5-11 185 Fr.

35 Gavin Smith 5-10 190 Sr.

PT — 98 Connor Kornbrath 6-6 215 So.

1 Marshall Koehn 6-0 195 So.

Punt returns: 11 Kevonte Martin-Manley

Kickoff returns: 33 Jordan Canzeri; 23 Jordan Cotton

Deep Snaps: 61 * Casey Kreiter 6-3 250 Jr.

Holder: 98 Connor Kornbrath

* – – Letters won

^ – – Redshirt year still available

# – – Indicates redshirt freshman


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