The quarterback this season for Iowa is Jake Rudock. To this point in the 2014 season, Rudock has 1,325 yards passing, 9 touchdowns, and three interceptions. The big play receiver is Damond Powell who has 278 yards receiving on the season and is averaging over 23 yards per catch to go along with two touchdowns.
When it is time to move the chains Iowa turns to Kevonte Martin-Manley, who has 33 receptions for 270 yards this season. Other notable receivers are Tevaun Smith who has 23 receptions for 250 yards, Damon Bullock who has 25 catches for 206 yards, and Jake Duzey who has 26 catches for 180 yards. However, Iowa football on offense under Ferentz has always been about a tough running game, and Mark Weisman is having a solid season running the ball. Weisman has 427 yards and 10 touchdowns. To give Weisman a break they give the ball to Jordan Canzeri, who has 54 carries for 219 yards on the season.
After two close wins to open the season at home against Northern Iowa and Ball State, the Hawkeyes lost at home to Iowa State in week three 20-17. A week later they traveled to Pittsburgh and came away with a tough 24-20 victory. Following the victory over Pittsburgh, Iowa went on the road to begin their Big Ten Schedule against Purdue and won 24-10. Iowa then came back home to play an injury-decimated Indiana team and they won that game 45-29. They did however lose last week on the road against Maryland which currently puts them at 5-2. They have an off week before taking on Northwestern at home. After that they have a pair of road games against Minnesota and Illinois. Then Iowa comes home for two tough ones to finish their season against Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Hawkeyes Football History
The Iowa Hawkeyes are one of those teams that do have some history, not a lot, but some. Every once in a while they will figure out something out and win the Big Ten. In total, Iowa has 13 conference championships to their credit in their history, the last one coming in 2004, and they won the National Championship in 1958. They do have a lot of current players right now who are playing in the NFL, which is one of the reasons as to why many say Ferentz’s style would translate to the NFL.