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5 To Watch: Iowa Offense
Saturday's battle between Michigan State and Iowa should be a hard fought battle on both sides of the ball. In this look at the visiting Hawkeyes, we look at five key players on the offensive side of the ball. #45 Mark Weisman – Running Back (6-0, 225) Sophomore The biggest surprise for the Hawkeyes is Weisman who entered the season as the co-second team fullback. At this point he's Iowa's leading rusher with 515 yards and seven touchdowns and has proven to be a hard back to bring down as evident by the fact he's only loss four yards on 74 carries this season. While not a major threat, Weisman can also catch the ball out of the backfield when needed. Joined Hawkeyes program in 2010 as a walk-on and did not see game action last season. #16 James Vandenberg – Quarterback (6-3, 212) Senior Vandenberg is a three time letter winner for the Hawkeyes and has thrown every pass this season hitting on just over 58% of them. While he's only thrown two interceptions, he's also only thrown two touchdowns. Known for hitting touchdown passes for over 20 yards. #6 Keenan Davis – Wide Receiver (6-3, 215) Senior Veteran receiver leads the Hawkeyes this season with 26 catches for 308 yards and no touchdowns who is on pace to surpass his 50 reception four touchdown season of a year ago. #86 C.J. Fiedorowicz – Tight End (6-7, 265) Junior The Illinois native entered the 2012 season having already played in 26 career games as a Hawkeye. Last season Fiedorowicz recorded 16 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns while also playing a major role in the Hawkeyes strong rushing attack as an extra blocker. So far this season the junior has pulled down 15 receptions for 175 yards. #53 James Ferentz – Center (6-2, 284) Senior The son of the Hawkeyes head coach is a veteran having started all 13 games during the 2011 season for the Hawkeyes. Named to the Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List, Ferentz brings a high football IQ and has earned his way up the Hawkeyes depth chart during his career.
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