IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mark Weisman seemed to play a speed faster against Michigan than he had in recent weeks. It wasn’t by accident. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz thought Weisman looked worn out, so he held him out of practice for much of last week. “ We put him over in the bullpen for awhile,” […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is Jordan Canzeri the answer? For the past several weeks, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has fielded questions about his running backs. Injuries slowed Mark Weisman. Inexperience limited LeShun Daniels. Inconsistency seemed to be an issue with Damon Bullock. And then, Canzeri turned in a breakout performance against Purdue, rushing for 165 […]
Iowa’s bye week should give running backs Damon Bullock and Mark Weisman a chance to rest. The duo has combined for 1,232 yards and 275 carries this season. Weisman has been dealing with elbow and foot injuries all season. He has been limited in Iowa’s game plan in recent weeks; after averaging 23.8 carries in […]
Now comes the fun part. With bowl eligibility no longer a concern for the Iowa football team — and a two-week break before Michigan visits Kinnick Stadium for a Nov. 23 showdown — it’s OK to speculate about postseason destinations. The best part? The 6-4 Hawkeyes still have a chance to enhance their status. “We […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa’s running game has lost its way the last month, something that Mark Weisman takes personally. “We want to get back to where we were before, and where Iowa football needs to be,” said Weisman, Iowa’s leading rusher this season with 747 yards heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. game against Purdue […]
Something has happened to the Iowa football team on its way to becoming a dominant force on the ground this season.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Every football team has its rituals and rites of passage. Those inside the Iowa program, however, say what happened with the Miami Dolphins is rare. Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin recently quit the Dolphins, alleging harassment by teammate Richie Incognito. Miami coach Joe Philbin was an Iowa assistant from 1999-02 and part […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The same question seems to hit Mark Weisman every week. The Iowa running back has taken his lumps, prompting the media to ask: Will you play Saturday? “It doesn’t bother me,” Weisman said with a grin. “Injuries are part of football and they’re going to happen. “It’s something you have to […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s that time of year, when leaves rustle through the autumn wind and Big Ten football teams shuffle through the postseason pecking order. Of course, Iowa still needs to qualify. The Hawkeyes will take a 5-4 record into Saturday’s 11 a.m. date with Purdue, and a victory would make them bowl-eligible […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — This Iowa football team is just good enough to break your heart. If Saturday’s 28-9 loss to Wisconsin didn’t prove it, a little fourth quarter math will. The Hawkeyes have been outscored 71-27 during the final 15 minutes this season — and that includes 33-0 the last four games. “Coach (Kirk Ferentz) […]