Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz indicated that junior receiver Keenan Davis and sophomore tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz should both play Saturday after suffering ankle injuries this season.
Davis, who missed the Minnesota game with the same injury, hobbled off the field Saturday against Michigan State.
“This has been our year for ankles,” Ferentz said. “And when players come off those, they’re going to re-tweak them, if you will, for lack of a better term, re-aggravate.
“It’s part of the process, and the good news is he was doing well on Sunday.”
Ferentz said Fiedorowicz, who got his first start and first touchdown against Michigan State, would not practice Tuesday.
“It’s just part of the process,” Ferentz said. “ Unless you take about eight weeks off, it’s really hard to come back full speed.”
DESPERATELY SEEKING TICKETS: Iowa senior cornerback Shaun Prater is focused on the next challenge ahead, which is preparing for Saturday’s game at Purdue.
But the Omaha, Neb., native also has another challenge, which is finding enough tickets for Iowa’s regular-season finale against Nebraska on Nov. 25 in Lincoln, Neb.
“If you guys have tickets, let me know,” Prater said to reporters Tuesday.
When asked how many he needs, Prater said: “Well over 30. Hopefully, I can get it.
“So I’m trying to ask all these freshmen and all these guys (on the team) that aren’t using their tickets because I need everyone’s tickets. Everyone is calling my phone every five seconds.”
HAWKS ADD WIDE RECEIVER: Iowa added a receiver to its 2012 recruiting class Tuesday, picking up a verbal commitment from Greg Mabin, according to Scout.com.
Mabin is listed at 6 foot 2, 190 pounds from Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
He’s not on many recruiting lists and picked Iowa over an offer from Middle Tennessee State.
“I feel like I have a lot to prove,” Mabin told Scout.com. “I feel like a lot of people are doubting me.”
Mabin is thought to be the 11th member of the Hawkeye football 2012 class.
SNARKY HAWK: Coach Ferentz was a bit put off when asked about Purdue being Iowa’s protected rival from the Leaders Division.
“I’ve never really paid attention to this divisional play, but I think it’s a great concept, quite frankly, and the way they went about things, I thought that was pretty neat, and I don’t know if other conferences do it,” Ferentz said.
“Since we’re talking about stuff that has nothing to do with the game, you know.”
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