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Iowa expects to have RB Robinson back on Saturday

Posted on: November 10, 2010 9:33 am
Edited on: November 10, 2010 9:35 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

After narrowly escaping Indiana for the second-straight year with an 18-13 victory in Bloomington, head coach Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes gladly welcome leading rusher Adam Robinson back to the field this week after missing time due to an injury.  Several media outlets reported the injury as a concussion, but Ferentz did not confirm that on Tuesday.  He did, however, inform the media that Robinson should be good to go against Northwestern on Saturday.

"As far as I know, he's practicing today and he's training; ran on Sunday, lifted and all that stuff," Ferentz told the media on Tuesday.  "So he's fine to go."

Having Ferentz offer a "denial/non-denial" to the concussion rumors was a little odd, though other reports do confirm that Robinson has returned and appears healthy.  He was replaced by backup Marcus Coker against Indiana, who rushed 22 times for 129 yards in the win.  While Coker held his own against the Hoosiers, Robinson's importance to the Hawkeyes' offense cannot be easily dismissed.  He leads the conference in rushing attempts per game and his 10 rushing touchdowns on the season are good for 5th in the Big Ten.  

This Saturday has all the makings of a trap game for the Hawkeyes, with a season-determining matchup in Columbus just a week away.  Iowa must keep their focus on Northwestern in order to stay in the hunt for the Big Ten title.  No game was more important for the race than the 37-6 victory over Michigan State giving them a tie-breaker edge against the one-loss Spartans.  But in order to capture the Big Ten conference crown, the Hawkeyes need to win out and get some serious help from one of Wisconsin's final opponents.  But with that out of their hands, head coach Kirk Ferentz knows they need to win each game left on the schedule, and it starts with Northwestern on Saturday.    

Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:50 am

Iowa expects to have RB Robinson back on Saturday

no doubt! c'mon Chip! the game is not in columbus next week... that's almost as bad as the penn state "fan" telling me yesterday that he was really looking forward to Joe Pa getting his 400th this weekend! to which i replied, "dude, that was last week and all over the sports media for the last 5 days! c'mon man!"

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:59 am

Iowa expects to have RB Robinson back on Saturday

pretty sure this isnt going to be a TRAP GAME as you proclaim. last week was the TRAP GAME. iowa hates JUST northwestern and JUST northwestern hates iowa.... On Wednesday, the Northwestern News Network posted a 9-second video of an interview with Wildcat freshman tailback Adonis Smith. The NNN asked Smith what Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has had to say this week about Iowa.

Smith’s reply: “Coach? I really haven’t heard anything from him, he’s just…he hates them. I know that for a fact. He hates Iowa.”

iowa vs northwestern is never a trap game. its a hate game. northwestern treats this like the rose bowl. maybe iowa needs to treat this like the rose bowl too because the last few years they havent gone because of JUST northwestern. pat fitzgerald, when he played for northwestern spoke freely of wanting to break iowa players legs. no iowa fan forgets this. this is hardly a trap game. last year northwestern cheapshotted ricky stanzi in the endzone causing a fumble (which knocked him out of the ohio state game as well) and it ruined our perfect season. the play should have been a facemask and instead it was the cheapshot play that was the margin of the victory. 17-10. iowa also got a horrible NO HOLDING call on a TD called back. that phantom call is also remembered from last year. this game is going to be heated and hardly looked past. pat fitzgerald is a thug. time you watch some big ten football because if you did you would know this about this game

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:06 am

Iowa expects to have RB Robinson back on Saturday

Game is not in Columbus, it is in Iowa City. A football sports reporter should know that. Big difference. 

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