It was a familiar scene last Saturday when two Iowa running backs, Damon Bullock and freshman Greg Garmon, went down with a concussion and arm injuries, respectively, since no one in the Hawkeyes’ backfield is immune to, well, anything.
It ended up not mattering too much as Iowa evaded Northern Iowa 27-16. Emerging from that game was walk-on fullback Mark Weisman, who rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns. Against Central Michigan this weekend, Kirk Ferentz said he may have to continue to rely on the backup.
Ferentz: Not optimistic on Bullock (concussion) this week, will know more about Garmon later this week.
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Bullock had 77 yards before being knocked out and Garmon had 13 yards. The only other Hawkeye to record a rushing stat beyond the aforementioned three is fullback Brad Rogers. Depth at the running back spot has been and will continue to be a concern for the Iowa. Bullock may return eventually, but concussions are hard injuries for players to come back from and be equally effective.