Sunday's college football: Iowa suspends two DBs for Purdue game

Associated Press
Iowa defensive back Matt Hankins, left, tackles Iowa State wide receiver Tarique Milton during a game earlier this season.

Iowa City, Iowa — Iowa reserve defensive backs Trey Creamer and Matt Hankins have been suspended for a week after being cited for disorderly conduct.

The No. 19 Hawkeyes announced that Creamer and Hankins, who received citations for noise complaints and disorderly conduct related to a house party early Sunday in Iowa City, won’t be eligible for next week’s game at Purdue.

Coach Kirk Ferentz says Creamer and Hankins’ actions “demonstrate poor judgment and are not reflective of the high standards of citizenship that we try to uphold” at Iowa.

Creamer and Hankins didn’t travel with Iowa for Saturday’s 30-24 loss at Penn State.

Illini arrest

Illinois redshirt freshman defensive tackle Lere Oladipo was suspended after being arrested early Sunday morning in Champaign, Illinois, by University of Illinois police and booked on preliminary charges of domestic battery, the News-Gazette of Champaign reported.

Oladipo was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team and DIA rules, the paper reported.

Longhorns’ laments

As things turned out, Texas had many more concerns besides Sam Ehlinger’s strained shoulder.

Oklahoma State exposed almost every one. A nightmarish first half turned into a 38-35 Cowboys victory Saturday night.

At the end, a scrum brought Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy on the field upset at Texas’ Breckyn Hager, followed by an angry Longhorns coach Tom Herman. The two coaches hugged it out at midfield afterward.

“I thought Mike had come out and was having words with one of our players,” Herman said afterward. “We go way back. I have no issues.”

Texas took a tumble from No. 6 to No. 15 in the AP Top 25. The six-game winning streak is history.

Any serious talk about the College Football Playoff is over, although the Longhorns (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) are still tied for first in the Big 12 with Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Herman described the locker room as dejected.

“I love the fact that one loss hurt that bad,” Herman said. “We have guys in tears. … That means we’re headed in the right direction in terms of the attitude of football and the belief in how we do things.”