On defense, the Hawkeyes return leading tackler James Morris, linebacker Christian Kirksey, and interception leaders Micah Hyde and Tanner Miller. Iowa must replace sack leadersBroderick Binns and Mike Daniels and DL Tyler Nielsen. Iowa will be starting over at punter, but PK Mike Miller (14-20) returns.
Again, on paper this is a mismatch, but that's been true even when the Hoosiers have inexplicably held their own against Iowa. The Hawkeyes are always a solid and well-coached team, but they have enough question marks at offensive skill positions and on defense that perhaps the Hoosiers will be in a position to surprise.