Interesting week. Incredible game, even though it left me weeping. I have yet to see a Kirk Ferentz-coached game where Iowa takes a shot at winning when they get the ball back with about a minute back (i.e. Ohio State 2009, Iowa State 2011). And I have yet to see his conservative "take it into overtime" tactic work successfully. It's a pet peeve of mine, and I'm hoping he changes his ways. Anywhooo...
Previous posts: Week 1
This week after the jump....
Marcus Coker: 131.00; 140 yards, 2 TD, 1 FUM, 23/35 (rushes of 3 or more yards / total rushes)
Season: 122.45; 181 yards, 2 TD, 2.5 FUM, 31/44
Equivalent Efficient Passer (through week 2): Sean Mannion, Oregon State: 131.00; 387 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 33/50
I personally think this number looks too good to be true. Watching the game, Coker looked like he did nothing. He was lucky to get more than 3 yards on any particular play and the fumble at the beginning of the game made my stomach flip. The more I have seen from Coker, the more worried I get. He just isn't clicking. On the other hand, he ran for ONE HUNDRED FORTY YARDS and TWO TOUCHDOWNS. Most running backs would take those statistics immediately. I may just be critical, but Coker is going to have to step it up for the Hawks to start winning some ball games.
But this stat kinda freaked me out.....
Opposing Rusher: Shontrelle Johnson; 130.50; 108 yards, 0 TD, 1 FUM, 15/18
Basically the same efficiency as Coker. Only difference? Johnson looked good. The only thing that hurt him was the lack of TD's, mainly because Steele Jantz decided he would go into Batshit Insanity mode and run/score whenever the fuck he wanted to. Scary stuff.
National top rusher: Robert Turbin: 260.56; 180 yards, 2 TD, 0 FUM, 17/18
Equivalent Passer: Robert Griffin III, Baylor: 250.6; 359 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT, 21/27
B1G top rusher: Taylor Martinez: 217.20; 166 yards, 2 TD, 1 FUM, 7/15
Equivalent Passer: Marshall Lobbestael, Washington State: 217.10; 591 yards, 7 TD, 0 INT, 38/51
What worries you most about Iowa's running situation?
Lack of depth (34 votes)
Coker's fumbles (15 votes)
Vandenberg's limited mobility (2 votes)
51 total votes