Your Central Michigan two deeps . . .

Published: September 17 2012 | 10:56 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 12:33 am in

Right off the top, sophomore Mark Weisman is listed as the No. 1 RB, with true freshman Mark Malloy named the No. 2.

The door isn't shut on sophomore Damon Bullock (concussion) or freshman Greg Garmon (elbow) for returns this week, but why not ride Weisman, who totaled 146 total yards, three TDs and did everything an Iowa running back does. That's the biggest thing. The sophomore walk-on ran the right way, fell into place in the passing game and was terrific in protection. He also was on the field when Iowa went empty backfield.

He showed a lot of versatility.

The only other real change is senior Steve Bigach is now listed exclusively at defensive tackle. He listed as backup at both D-end spots, but redshirt freshmen Riley McMinn and Melvin Spears have settled in. Bigach pushes Carl Davis and Darian Cooper into backup roles, but everyone D-line gets plenty of playing time. Bigach, Davis, Cooper, Louis Trinca-Pasat and Mike Hardy rotate in at tackle. Dominic Alvis and Joe Gaglione are the ends with some McMinn mixed in.

Here's your two deeps:

SE — 6 *** Keenan Davis ^ 6-3 215 Sr.

17 Jacob Hillyer 6-4 205 #Fr.

LT — 68 * Brandon Scherff 6-5 310 So.

78 Andrew Donnal 6-7 302 So.

LG — 60 * Matt Tobin 6-6 290 Sr.

58 Eric Simmons ^ 6-2 295 So.

C — 53 ** James Ferentz 6-2 284 Sr.

59 Connor Boffeli 6-5 290 Jr.

RG — 63 Austin Blythe 6-3 275 #Fr.

65 Jordan Walsh 6-4 270 #Fr.

RT — 70 ** Brett Van Sloten 6-7 292 Jr.

76 * Nolan MacMillan 6-6 290 Jr.

TE — 86 ** C.J. Fiedorowicz ^ 6-7 265 Jr.

82 * Ray Hamilton ^ 6-5 248 So.

QB — 16 *** James Vandenberg 6-3 212 Sr.

15 Jake Rudock 6-3 200 #Fr.

WR — 11 * Kevonte Martin-Manley 6-0 205 So.

83 * Steven Staggs 6-3 195 Sr.

RB — 45 Mark Weisman 6-0 225 So.

26 Michael Malloy ^ 6-0 180 Fr.

FB — 38 ** Brad Rogers 5-10 230 Jr.

92 ** Jonathan Gimm 6-3 240 Sr.

PK — 96 ** Mike Meyer ^ 6-2 185 Jr.

1 Marshall Koehn 6-0 160 #Fr.

LE — 99 Joe Gaglione 6-4 264 Sr.

94 Riley McMinn 6-7 245 #Fr.

LT — 54 * Steve Bigach 6-3 282 Sr.

71 Carl Davis 6-5 310 So.

RT — 90 Louis Trinca-Pasat 6-3 270 So.

97 Darian Cooper 6-2 280 #Fr.

RE — 79 * Dominic Alvis 6-4 265 Jr.

49 Melvin Spears 6-2 255 #Fr.

OLB — 20 ** Christian Kirksey ^ 6-2 220 Jr.

39 Travis Perry 6-3 230 #Fr.

MLB — 44 ** James Morris ^ 6-2 230 Jr.

* 52 Quinton Alston ^ 6-2 224 So.

WLB — 31 ** Anthony Hitchens ^ 6-1 224 Jr.

55 Marcus Collins ^ 6-0 215 #So.

LC — 19 ** B.J. Lowery ^ 5-11 188 Jr.

2 *** Greg Castillo 5-11 187 Sr.

SS — 13 ** Tom Donatell 6-2 205 Sr.

21 * Nico Law ^ 6-1 195 So.

FS — 5 ** Tanner Miller ^ 6-2 201 Jr.

37 * John Lowdermilk ^ 6-2 203 So.

RC — 18 *** Micah Hyde ^ 6-1 190 Sr.

14 Kevin Buford ^ 5-10 170 Fr.

PT — 98 Connor Kornbrath 6-6 215 Fr.

14 * John Wienke 6-5 220 Sr.

Punt returns: 18 *** Micah Hyde ^ 6-1 190 Sr.

Kickoff returns: 6 *** Keenan Davis 6-3 215 Sr.; 23 Jordan Cotton Jr.

Deep Snaps: 61 * Casey Kreiter 6-3 250 Jr.

54 * Steve Bigach 6-3 282 Sr.

Holder: 14 * John Wienke 6-5 220 Sr.

* – – Letters won

^ – – Redshirt year still available

# – – Indicates redshirt freshman

Notes04b

Weisman's efforts weren't good enough to earn Big Ten offensive player of the week. Here's how that went (from the Big Ten) (one note, I think this is the third year the B1G has had the freshman honor and I don't think Iowa has won one yet):

The offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten for games on Sept. 15 were announced this morning. Below are this week's honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week

Braxton Miller, Ohio State

So., QB, Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne

  • Had a hand in all five Ohio State touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown pass, to help the Buckeyes to a 35-28 win over California on Saturday
  • Set career highs with 245 passing yards and four touchdowns on 16 completions, cemented by the victory-clinching 72-yard touchdown toss to Devin Smith with 3:26 to play
  • Completed touchdown throws of one, three, 25 and 72 yards, while also rushing for 75 yards on 12 carries, including a 55-yard score
  • Wins his first career Offensive Player of the Week award after winning two Freshman of the Week laurels last season
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Wells (Nov. 10, 2008)

Defensive Player of the Week

Michael Mauti, Penn State

Sr., LB, Mandeville, La./Mandeville

  • Totaled a team-high 12 tackles to help Penn State hold Navy to seven points in the Nittany Lions’ 34-7 victory on Saturday
  • Finished with two tackles for loss for 26 yards, including a sack
  • Part of a Nittany Lion defense that forced four turnovers, including one that resulted in a defensive touchdown
  • Wins the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Penn State  Defensive Player of the Week: Gerald Hodges (Oct. 31, 2011)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

Jr., PK, Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead

  • Tied a single-game Northwestern record with a career-best five field goals, scoring 16 total points in the Wildcats’ 22-13 victory over Boston College last Saturday
  • Connected on field goals from 42, 41, 29, 20 and 19 yards to record Northwestern’s first 15 points of the game
  • Improved to eight-for-eight in field goal attempts on the season
  • Claims his first Special Teams Player of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Special Teams Player of the Week: Venric Mark (Sept. 3, 2012)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Nate Sudfeld, Indiana

QB, Modesto, Calif./Modesto Christian

  • Came off the bench in the fourth quarter to throw for 172 yards and two touchdowns against Ball State, giving the Hoosiers the lead with less than a minute to play
  • Connected on touchdown passes of 70 yards with 4:07 to play and two yards with under a minute to go, bringing Indiana back from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit
  • Wins his first Freshman of the Week accolade
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Tre Roberson (Oct. 24, 2011)

Deion Barnes, Penn State

DE, Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast

  • Recorded a career-high five tackles, including a sack, to help Penn State hold Navy to seven points in the Nittany Lions’ 34-7 victory on Saturday
  • Forced a fumble on Navy’s first possession of the second half, one of four turnovers forced by the Penn State defense
  • Wins his first Freshman of the Week accolade

Last Penn State Freshman of the Week:  Rob Bolden (Sept. 6, 2010

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