IOWA CITY —- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes are working on trying to fix problems in the offensive line. The Hawkeyes had a total of 71 yards of rushing and quarterback Nate Stanley was sacked 10 times in losses to Michigan and Penn State.
Ferentz says they are still searching for the best combinations up front, especially at guard.
Ferentz says despite two straight losses the sky is not falling on the season.
Ferentz says the attitude has remained positive.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game scheduled for 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES —- Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says one good game does not guarantee that freshman Breece Hall will be the starting running back on Saturday at Texas Tech. Hall rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns in a win at West Virginia.
Campbell says Hall’s biggest strength may be his vision.
Campbell says he is proud of the way former Cyclone Allen Lazard has handled his time in the NFL. Lazard had five catches, including a 35 yard touchdown grab in Green Bay’s win over the Detroit Lions.
Campbell believes Lazard will continue to be more of a factor.
Kickoff in Lubbock on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says there is no panic as they get set to host South Dakota. The Panthers are 3-3 after a rare blowout loss, 46-14 at top ranked North Dakota State.
While disappointed with the game Farley says he is more focused on the big picture.
Farley says the Panthers need to get things fixed in a hurry.
After a 1-3 non conference record, the Coyotes opened the Valley race with two lopsided wins. Farley says after giving up 70 points to Oklahoma and 53 to Houston Baptist, the South Dakota defense has made a lot of progress.
Kickoff on Saturday in Cedar Falls is scheduled for 4 o’clock.
WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys finished fourth while the girls finished sixth as a team at the North Central Conference cross country meet at Webster City yesterday. On the boys side, Humboldt placed the top three runners and won the team title with 29 points. Webster City was second with 63, while the Lions were fourth with 87 points. Quinton Orr of Humboldt won with a time of 16:19. Justin Wright had Clear Lake’s best finish, ending in fourth place in a time of 17:31. Iowa Falls-Alden won the girls team title with 50 points, placing three in the top seven. St. Edmond and Algona tied for second with 70 points, while Humboldt finished in fourth one point behind. Clear Lake was sixth with 155 points. Bryce Gidel of Humboldt won the girls race in a time of 19:05. Jaydn Heesch had Clear Lake’s best time, finishing 13th in 22:23. You can see the full results of the North Central Conference meet by clicking here
— high school volleyball last night
Mason City 25-20-18-25-15, Fort Dodge 16-25-25-20-7
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 25-25-25, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 9-13-12
Lake Mills 25-25, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 21-12
Lake Mills 25-25, Nashua-Plainfield 11-13
Lake Mills 25-25, North Butler 15-4
North Iowa 26-25-25, Northwood-Kensett 24-14-14
Saint Ansgar 25-25-25, Riceville 6-8-14