American football on field with goal post in background.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz expects junior quarterback Spencer Petras to take major strides this season. In his first year as a starter, Petras finished third in the Big Ten in passing yards as the Hawkeyes closed on a six game winning streak. Ferentz says Petras made a lot of progress after the Hawkeyes stumbled to an 0-2 start. Ferentz says Petras has the qualities needed to lead an offense.The Hawkeyes open at home on September fourth against Indiana.