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Hawkeyes looking for answers

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Joey Donia

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There weren't really any positives to take away from Iowa's 38-14 loss to Penn State at home Saturday night.

"We definitely struggled tonight.  We didn't block them well, execute well, run or pass.  We couldn't get anything going tonight, at all, period" said head coach Kirk Ferentz. 

To make matters worse the Hawkeyes lost two offensive linemen to injury in the 1st quarter.

"I think certainly Brandon Scherff, that's a lower leg injury and I think we'll lose him for the season, which is really a shame for him.  He's worked extremely hard.  Andrew Donnal, we'll know more here in a couple days.  They are going to check him tomorrow, Monday and we'll know a little bit more there" said Ferentz.

Despite the lopsided score Ferentz had the starters play the entire game.

"I thought about it, but at that point we just felt like, let the starters finish the game."

Iowa (4-3, 2-1) plays at Northwestern (6-2, 2-2) on Saturday.

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