OC Brian Ferentz looking to re-establish Iowa's offensive identity
Iowa hit a roadblock in its quest for a B1G West title in Week 9 against Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes lost 27-7 in Camp Randall just one week after getting beat by Purdue at home.
Both the Badgers and Hawkeyes struggled to run their offenses in the game. Iowa had 156 total yards on offense, while Wisconsin only tallied up 270 total yards. The Hawkeyes also hit a turnover problem, giving the ball away to the Badgers 3 times before the final whistle.
Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz stated that after the game, it felt like the Iowa offense lost its identity. He added some more creativity to the offense and now Iowa has won 2 in-a-row since then per Chad Leistikow of DM Register Sports and the Iowa City Press Citizen.
Iowa OC Brian Ferentz says after Wisconsin game, he felt like Iowa had lost its identity and that’s on him. Reinstituting more play-action & jet-sweep action has been an adjustment since, and it’s worked well with Alex Padilla at the helm.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) November 17, 2021
Maybe some changes to the offense is just what the Hawkeyes needed. We’ll see if Iowa can keep the streak going with Illinois coming to town. No. 17 Iowa (8-2) and Illinois (4-6) face off Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1