Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz previews Rutgers

With three games remaining the Iowa Hawkeyes are back in the drivers seat in the Big Ten West but the margin is razor thin, especially with an nonexistent offense.

Iowa is averaging just over 13 points per game in conference play heading into Saturday’s contest at home against Rutgers.

That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says every team needs to find ways to be successful and sometimes that changes during a season.

Iowa has committed the second fewest penalties in the Big 10 and Ferentz says that needs to continue in these close games.

Ferentz says Rutgers is making a lot of progress in Greg Schiano’s second stint at the school. The Scarlet Knights enter the game with a 6-3 record and have one of the Big Ten’s best ground attacks.

In an effort to generate some offense Cooper DeJean got a handful of snaps at Northwestern and even carried the ball once. Ferentz would not say how much DeJean may play on offense going forward.