For the second straight week there will be a major change on the offensive line. Right tackle Cole Croston is out for the Purdue game on Saturday and Keegan Render will enter the starting lineup, it was announced on the Iowa football pregame show.
Ed's waiting for the worlds largest bass drum to appear. Good Morning from West Lafayette. OT Cole Croston will not play today. K Render in.
— Gary Dolphin (@GaryDolphin) October 15, 2016
Croston said after the Minnesota game last week he is dealing with an ankle injury. Croston shifted from left tackle to right tackle last week as Boone Myers moved to left tackle. Ike Boettger will start at left tackle, Iowa announced before the game. Render will start at left guard. Render made his first career start at offensive guard against North Dakota State.
It will now be on Render to help Iowa try to establish its rushing attack against a Purdue defense that allows 244.2 rushing yards per game.