IOWA CITY, Iowa - It seems appropriate that Iowa faces Indiana running back during the month that hosts Halloween. The Hoosier junior scares the heck out of defenses.
Consider that Coleman has ripped off 13 runs of 40 yards or more. A lot of opponents have received a good description of the back of his jersey.
"He's very fast and he can definitely get that explosive 20-yard plus play," Hawkeye Free Safety Jordan Lomax said. "Once he gets past the second level, it's pretty hard to catch up to him."
Coleman ranks fourth nationally with 841 yards and yards per carry (8.01).
"That's one of our goals that coach (Phil) Parker puts up, stop he big plays, no big plays," Iowa Defensive Tackle Carl Davis said. "If you hold those the big plays down, I feel like those small plays won't do anything and we can contain them."
The Hawkeye offense feels like it can play a role in quieting Indiana's up-tempo attack.
"It's our job to stay on the field and try to keep them off of it as much as we can," Iowa Running Back Mark Weisman said.
For a full preview of how the Hawkeyes view this week's opponent, watch this compilation video with thoughts from Lomax, Davis, Wesiman, Coach Kirk Ferentz, quarterbacks Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard, and others: