Iowa walk-on Weisman steps in at running back

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September 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore fullback Mark Weisman is set to make his first start at tailback on Saturday when the Hawkeyes (2-1) host Central Michigan (1-1) in their final nonconference game of the season. Starting running back Damon Bullock is doubtful with a head injury, and freshman Greg Garmon could miss the game with an arm injury. Weisman had 113 yards rushing and three touchdowns after Bullock and Garmon left last week’s 27-16 win over Northern Iowa. Coach Kirk Ferentz says Weisman runs with a different tempo that Iowa’s other backs, adding that he was encouraged by Weisman’s performance against the Panthers.