Hawkeyes leaning on Weisman


September 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has done nearly everything it can think of spice up its offense. And yet through two games, Iowa’s best play has been to send 236-pound Mark Weisman into the middle and dare defenses to stop him. Weisman has blossomed into the team’s most consistent playmaker heading into Saturday’s game at Iowa State (0-1).

Weisman is ninth nationally with 280 yards rushing — on a team-high 50 carries — and has reached the 100-yard plateau twice this season. He set a career high with 30 carries in last week’s 28-14 win over Missouri State, finishing with 180 yards and two touchdowns.