Three Hawkeyes out against Northern Iowa

Ivory Kelly-Martin, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, and Cole Banwart are all out against Northern Iowa.


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Iowa's Ivory Kelly-Martin sheds a tackle from NIU's Kyle Pugh during the Iowa/NIU football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 33-7.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

Iowa will be without three offensive contributors on Sept. 15 against Northern Iowa.

Running back Ivory Kelly-Martin will not play for the second-straight game because of an injury. Offensive lineman Cole Banwart and wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette are out as well.

Kelly-Martin is nursing an ankle injury, Smith-Marsette is dealing with a shoulder issue, and Banwart is out because of a leg injury.

Just as he did against Iowa State, Toren Young will get the start at tailback against the Panthers. Last week, Iowa split the carries with Kelly-Martin out, and Young and Mekhi Sargent saw 21 and 11 carries, respectively.

Meanwhile, Dalton Ferguson will start at right guard because of Banwart’s absence.

The Hawkeyes and Panthers kick things off at 6:30 p.m.

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