Had Eddie Phillips not been injury-plagued during his last two seasons, he would be way up the all-time Iowa rushing-leaders chart.
As it is, Phillips (1980-83 at Iowa) is ninth in Hawkeye rushing with 2,177 yards.
Iowa announced he would be its honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Western Michigan. Phillips can relate to Hawkeye running back Mark Weisman, and vice versa.
Weisman had a career-high 35 carries for 145 yards last Saturday against Iowa State. That’s the sixth-most carries for an Iowa player in a game. Phillips is at No. 5. He rushed 36 times for 198 yards in Iowa’s 21-16 win at Minnesota in 1982.
Phillips owned the Gophers. The following year as a senior, he rushed 17 times for 172 yards in Iowa’s 61-10 mauling of Minnesota in Iowa City.
The only Hawkeyes with more rushes in a game are:
Sedrick Shaw 42 for 250 yards at Michigan State, 1995
Sedrick Shaw 41 for 214 yards at Wisconsin, 1995
Dennis Mosley 39 for 229 yards vs. Iowa State, 1979
Albert Young 38 for 202 yards vs. Northwestern, 2005
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