Remember when we said earlier in the week that while Iowa's offensive two-deeps were unchanged, that might not stick pending some injury updates later in the week? Well, the updates are in -- and there's some good news and some bad news.
No Kelly-Martin today for Iowa. Fant is here and dressed, but we'll see whether or how much he can play— MarkEmmert (@MarkEmmert) October 13, 2018
So bad news for IKM, but better news for Fant. It looks like at least one of the two will be able to play for Iowa against Indiana today. With IKM out, true freshman Henry Geil made the trip to Bloomington and will be Iowa's third running back today, per The Gazette's Marc Morehouse.
IKM won't play today, per Dolph. I don't think he's here. Henry Geil is here. I think Fant has a chance to play.— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) October 13, 2018
I think we can definitely expect a heavy dose of Toren Young and Mekhi Sargent in the running game today, though. We've been wanting to see more Young in the running game -- now we'll likely get our chance.
Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball it sounds like it's the same story as last week, with Julius Brents and Riley Moss to get their second straight starts at cornerback.
Expecting Julius Brents & Riley Moss to start again at CB; Matt Hankins & Michael Ojemudia available.— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) October 13, 2018
Ojemudia and Hankins are "available," which perhaps means they can play a few snaps but can't handle a heavy load as starters. Ojemudia has been dealing with a hamstring injury in recent weeks, while Hankins has been dealing with various ailments, including a wrist injury.
Still a pretty sizable protective cast on Matt Hankins' left wrist, but he has been successfully catching balls in warmups.— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) October 13, 2018
Hopefully they both get healthy soon. In the meantime, it looks like another heavy dose of Brents and Moss today; let's see if they can pick up where they left off against Minnesota last week.
Iowa's game with Indiana gets underway at 11 AM CT, with TV from ESPN2.