So I slipped a digit. Originally, I said here that Mark Weisman led FBS college football in rushing yards over the last three weeks.
It turns out Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson got shorted by me. I added 495 yards for Jefferson. He had 595.
So Weisman is No. 2 in that stretch. Still, not bad.
In Iowa’s first two games, fullback Weisman carried the ball a total of two times for eight yards. He entered the third game, against Northern Iowa, early in the second quarter. Since that entrance, he has rushed 72 times for 507 yards.
That translates to 169.0 yards per game. Which is a higher average over his last three games than anyone in FBS but Jefferson.
Weisman is tied for 26th in FBS rushing with 103.00 yards per game. The first two games have virtually taken away any chance he has of ranking in, say, the top five.
But if you throw out those two games and look at what the national leaders have done in their last three games? Weisman is No. 1. And he didn’t get a carry in the first quarter of the first of those three games, against Northern Iowa.
Here is what Weisman and the top 10 in FBS rushing yardage per game have done in their last three games:
26. Weisman, Iowa 72 carries, 507 yards. 169.0 yards per game, 7.0 yards per carry.
1. Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada 98-595, 198.3, 6.1
2. Cody Getz, Air Force 66-465, 155.0, 6.0
3. Beau Blankenship, Ohio 98-499, 166.3, 5.0
4. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA 52-266, 88.7, 5.0
5. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State 69-427, 142.3, 6.2
6. Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State 72-375, 125.0, 5.2
7. Tevin King, Louisiana Tech 46-369, 123.0, 8.0
8. Jawan Jamison, Rutgers 84-379, 126.3, 4.5
9. Raymond Maples, Army 51-380, 126.7, 7.5
10. Kenjon Barner, Oregon 53-338, 112.7, 6.4
For the complete list of NCAA rushing leaders, click here.
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