IOWA CITY, Iowa — It looks like Iowa is going to give Penn State some different looks this Saturday.
Hawkeyes RB Akrum Wadley said Tuesday he has been on the field at the same time as LeShun Daniels during practice, with Daniels at running back and Wadley in the slot.
“We have a few plays that have me and LeShun on the field at the same time,” Wadley. “It’s been looking good out there.”
Both Daniels and Wadley have been productive. Wadley is No. 7 in the Big Ten with 636 rushing yards while Daniels isn’t far back with his 624. The two also combine for 14 rushing touchdowns.
Wadley hasn’t needed many touches to thrive, either. He’s averaging 7.1 yards per carry and more than 10 yards a catch (18 receptions, 188 yards, 1 TD). He’s fourth on the team in receiving yards — and now it seems Wadley will get more chances to add to his totals.
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“You can put him anywhere on the field and he has the ability to make plays with his feet,” Iowa QB C.J. Beathard said about Wadley. “Clearly he’s an explosive player. Anytime you get him the ball in space, it’s good.”
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis said last week one of his goals was to put both players on the field at the same time.
“Can we get LeShun and Akrum on the field at the same time?” Davis asked. “That’s one of the things that we’re looking at.”
Iowa visits No. 20 Penn State at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday on the Big Ten Network.