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Hawkeye's hold a practice open to the public

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

We are now exactly two weeks away from the first Saturday of college football.

The anticipation is high for the Iowa Hawkeye's opener at Solider Field against Northern Illinois. They are currently a one touchdown favorite but you know it's going to take more than odds to open the season on the right foot.

Thousands taking in the scrimmage today.  Get used to seeing a lot of balls to the tight end this year, James Vadenberg hooked up with C.J. Fiedorowicz a number of times.

The number two's  had one of the scoring plays as Jake Rudock connected with Jake Duzey for a scoring play.  The defense got into the act as well.  The young line getting a couple of interceptions, Darian Cooper showed good hands by taking one back the other way. 

The play everybody is talking about is one from true freshman Barkley Hill.  We know him so well in the Cedar Valley from his time at Cedar Falls, coming off a knee injury, he gets in the end zone, but appeared once again to injure his left knee. Hill was carted off and it's tough to see another potential injury at the running back position.

"Football is a physically game, ya know Canzeri (running back Jordan Canzeri) got hurt non- contact, it's a physical game. Were gonna be smart from this point on, there's no doubt about that. We'll be smart on what we call live, it's a shame what happened to Barkley and hopefully he'll be fine," said Greg Davis the Hawkeye's Offensive Coordinator.

No word yet on Hill's condition, he was taken directly to the locker room for an examination.  The Hawkeye's are prepared  to move on without him, as they get ready for Northern Illinois in two weeks at Soldier Field.

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