The Iowa Hawkeyes played the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday morning, so don’t kick yourself for missing the game. But, if you did, you missed an excellent performance by two Iowa defensive linemen in Broderick Binns and Mike Daniels who led the team in tackles.
Binns had seven tackles and a sack, and Daniels had eight tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks. Both guys were causing serious problems in the Purdue backfield, helping the Hawkeyes force two interceptions of Boilermaker quarterback Robert Marve.
This wasn’t the first time we’ve seen Binns and Daniels making plays for the Hawkeyes, but it was this kind of dominance that Iowa fans were hoping to see all season long from these two guys. Their draft stock isn’t exactly high, but they are a couple of guys who could easily crack a rotation in the NFL and make an impact on third downs. Their stock is certainly up after Saturday’s game, and so is the stock of Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt, who had nine catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns, increasing his season total to 12.
I still think McNutt drops some balls that should be easy catches, but I suppose he is also human. I think he is a 2nd or 3rd round pick at this juncture and could really help a team.