Indiana hoped Jordan Howard could fill the shoes of running back Tevin Coleman, and Howard continues to follow in his predecessor's footsteps.
Howard was named co-offensive player of the week by the Big Ten Conference on Monday after his 33-carry, 168-yard performance in a win at Wake Forest on Saturday. Howard also had a rushing touchdown in the game.
He leads the nation with 675 rushing yards and is second with 168.8 per game (first in Big Ten) and 111 attempts (second), fourth with 743 all-purpose yards (first) and sixth with 185.8 per game (first). Of Howard's 111 carries, 37 (33.3 percent) have resulted in either a first down or a score and 104 (93.7) have gone for positive yardage.
Since the start of 2013, Howard is first nationally among active backs with 3,143 rushing yards, 562 attempts and 10 150-yard games, second with 15 100-yard games, third with 116.4 rushing yards per game and 3,366 yards from scrimmage, fourth with 124.7 yards from scrimmage per game and tied for sixth with two 200-yard games.
Through four games last year, Coleman had 691 yards, only 16 more than Howard has through four games this season.