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Early indications: Martin-Manley, Weisman will play vs. Ohio State

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

Good news for an Iowa football team that was battered two weeks ago in a loss to Michigan State: There are no significant changes on the depth chart released Monday by the school.

Both Kevonte Martin-Manley (the leading receiver with 26 catches) and Mark Weisman (the leading rusher with 624 yards on 126 carries) are listed as starters.

Martin-Manley suffered an unspecified leg injury against the Spartans, while Weisman is recovering from a sore ankle.

It now seems both will be available when Iowa (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) visits No. 4 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0) for a 2:30 p.m. game Saturday that will be televised on ABC.

“We’ll be cautious,” coach Kirk Ferentz said last week, when asked about injuries. “If we were playing (last) Saturday, we’d probably be in trouble.  But hopefully by early next week we should be good.”

There’s still a chance an injury could be re-aggravated is practice or that Hawkeye coaches are playing coy. But this appears to be a positive early sign.

One notable difference on Monday’s depth chart: C.J. Beathard is listed as the lone backup quarterback behind Jake Rudock. Beathard had been sharing that spot with Cody Sokol.

Northwestern TV, time set: Iowa and Northwestern will face off at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Kinnick Stadium, it was announced Monday. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network.

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