The Iowa Hawkeyes are very good this year and that thanks mostly to running back Jordan Canzeri. He had a huge game this past Saturday as he rushed for a school record 43 times for 256 yards.
His big play came in the third quarter as he went 75 yards for a touchdown to give his team a 23-13 lead. According to the Football Writers Association of America, Canzeri’s big day earned him the AutoNation Offensive Player of the Week award.
“We saw something special,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said of Canzeri. “It was a tremendous, gutty performance. He stepped up big, and he wanted to. I had no idea he had 43 carries, and he never looked to the bench. It was one of those shots where he was going to keep going. That’s reflective of the attitude of our football team and Jordan represents those guys well.”
Canzeri also caught a touchdown from 17 yards out in the second quarter. He was also involved in a drive that saw him carry the ball eleven times.
“I could hear the crowd and all of us in the huddle were excited,” Canzeri said about the start of the drive. “We knew what we needed to do. We were on a mission to kill the clock and get points. We got it done.”
The Hawkeyes are 6-0 this year and have a chance to get the Big Ten conference championship game. He is going to be a key piece of their success for the rest of the season.
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