That's one of the reasons we were able to be successful," said Ferentz, finishing his 18th season at Iowa.
They're a team that's been really good on defense the past two years.
"At a place like the University of Florida, when it's good, it's really good, and when it's maybe not going so good, it seems like maybe the sky's falling from the outside," quarterback Austin Appleby said, defending Nussmeier.
But he leads the Big Ten with 27.2 yards on kickoff returns and is second in the league with 9.8 yards per punt return.
King, a likely first-round pick in the NFL Draft, will start his 53rd game on Monday, a school record.