After surviving a slow start, Iowa is now one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten heading into Week 5.

The Hawkeyes have won their last two games by a combined score of 84-14.

Ferentz led off by talking about two players who have helped spur on this momentum: Quarterback Spencer Petras and pass rusher Zach VanValkenburg.

Moving along to the upcoming game vs. Penn State, Ferentz named the captains for Iowa’s matchup with the Nittany Lions:

Penn State is 0-4 this season after falling to Nebraska last week, but Ferentz thinks PSU is better than what that record says.

Penn State benched starting quarterback Sean Clifford during last week’s game in favor of backup Will Levis. As it turns out, Ferentz recruited Levis out of high school and says the Hawkeyes were his first Power 5 offer.

Ferentz also addressed a number of injury concerns:

Iowa and Penn State kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.