Iowa senior running back, Akrum Wadley, was a massive part of the Hawkeyes 56-14 thrashing of Nebraska. Wadley exploded for 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Both are season highs for Wadley. Wadley made the most out of only 19 carries, averaging 8.4 yards per run. This massive game finally gave the underrated star some well deserved national attention. Wadley’s performance put him over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season.
Wadley’s outstanding performance was a great finish to his regular season college career. This was the third straight year that Iowa has come out on top in the Heroes Game rivalry to hoist the Heroes Trophy. It is also the largest margin of victory that Iowa has ever won by over Nebraska. Nebraska still leads the all time series 29-16-3, but Iowa is getting more and more dominant as of late. Wadley will be remembered for one of the greatest performances in the game’s history. This will certainly raise his stock as he goes into the NFL Draft where he is already seen as an excellent sleeper pick. Akrum Wadley will take the field one last time in a Hawkeyes uniform if they are selected to play in a bowl game.