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IOWA CITY, Iowa – As expected, Hawkeye running back Jordan Canzeri was named Offensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten after his sensational performance in Iowa’s 29-20 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Canzeri put the team on his back against the Fighting Illini, running the ball 43 times for 256 yards, while adding a receiving and rushing touchdown. The 43 carries are the most in school history and his 256 yards rushing are third-most. His 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was also the longest of his career.
With Iowa looking to hold on to their lead in the fourth quarter, Canzeri ran the ball 11 straight times for a total of 59 yards at one point to help lead the team to the win. Overall, he leads the undefeated Hawkeyes through six games with 132 attempts for 679 yards and nine touchdowns. His 10 total scores lead the conference and rank seventh nationally.
Canzeri is the fourth Hawkeye this season to earn weekly honors from the Big Ten. Quarterback C.J. Beathard was given the offensive award following Iowa’s win at Iowa State, kicker Marshall Koehn earned the special teams distinction after Iowa’s last-second win over Pittsburgh, and defensive back Desmond King was the defensive winner after the Hawkeyes beat Wisconsin in Camp Randall.