Greg McElroy is looking for Iowa’s offense like everyone else in America, especially in the state of Iowa. Maybe it got lost in the cornfields or something.

The former Alabama quarterback gave his thoughts on his Always College Football podcast for ESPN.

“I saw a couple of headlines ‘Did Iowa actually get worse on offense this year?’ Let’s keep in mind… The Hawkeyes took to the field without their top running back and two of their top three wide receivers,” said McElroy. “I think that’s some of the issues that played into the performance last week.”

Iowa fans might not be happy with those excuses. After all, the “healthy” group mustered just 7 points against FCS South Dakota State. The offensive production will have to ramp up with the Cy-Hawk Trophy on the line against Iowa State.

McElroy went on with one of his keys to a Hawkeye victory.

“If you really look at this team, it’s kind of a tough spot because they are really thin and they don’t have a ton of scary weapons right now,” explained McElroy. “The first thing they got to do is get healthy, and they have to do a better job along the line of Scrimmage. If Iowa is going to get to make their hay, its going to be with their offensive line and run game.”