Players all over the country ache to make plays. Ache, like inside their bones.
Jacob Hillyer is a third-year wide receiver. He had a painful drop in the first quarter that would’ve kept Iowa’s first drive alive. He had one career catch coming into this year, his sophomore season. He’s a wide receiver. Wide receivers do their work in the wide open. Everybody sees their successes and failures.
It was just one TD. Who knows if there are more to come. Iowa WR is a perpetual work in progress.
The kid seemed pretty happy afterward. Fun video.
And, yes, it probably goes without asking that this was RB Mark Weisman’s favorite Yom Kippur. A trophy run and 145 rushing yards will do that.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz
RB Mark Weisman
WR Jacob Hillyer
CB B.J. Lowery
LB James Morris
QB Jake Rudock
C Austin Blythe
OT Brandon Scherff
OT Brett Van Sloten