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Hope on Iowa

Purdue coach Danny Hope broke down Iowa during Tuesday's weekly teleconference.

"Iowa has great balance offensively. Starts with their offensive line. Quick with their stance, great technicians. They have a very strong running game, excellent running back, a thousand-yard rusher a guy that can take over a game in a lot of ways. They have an outstanding receiver, leading receiver in the history of their school, one of

the great receivers in the country. His numbers will speak for themselves.

"The quarterback is efficient, with all the balance he has around him, the quality of execution around the quarterback really heightens his performance in a lot of ways. He's very accurate with his passes. They very seldom turn the ball over. He's thrown maybe 20 touchdowns, has had only maybe half a dozen picks. I think his numbers speak

for themselves."

Iowa running back Marcus Coker has rushed for 1,158 yards. Receiver Marvin McNutt has 1,089 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches. Quarterback James Vandenberg has thrown for 2,351 yards. He has 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.