Rewind - News & notes

By Steve Yanda
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 5, 2010; 11:42 PM

Iowa sophomore tailback Adam Robinson rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns Saturday during the No. 9 Hawkeyes' 37-7 win over Eastern Illinois.

Such a performance, however, does not ensure he'll receive a majority of the carries in next week's game against Iowa State.

Fellow sophomore Jewel Hampton appears set to return from knee surgery after serving a one-game suspension. Hampton and Robinson are expected to split carries against the Cyclones. Hampton served as Shonn Greene's backup in 2008 before tearing his ACL during the summer of 2009.

Robinson stepped in and set the school freshman rushing record with 834 yards. . . .

Notre Dame's 23-12 win over Purdue on Saturday drew a preliminary television rating that was 77 percent higher than last year's season opener. The victory came in Fighting Irish Coach Brian Kelly's first game with the school . . .

A day after Mississippi lost to 1-AA Jacksonville State, 49-48, in double overtime, Rebels Coach Houston Nutt called the defeat the worst in his career. It was Ole Miss's first loss to a I-AA team in program history. . . .

Virginia Coach Mike London said in a teleconference Sunday night that he was unsure whether senior cornerback Ras-I Dowling or junior strong safety Rodney McLeod - both of whom are starters - will play when the Cavaliers travel to face No. 14 Southern California. Neither Dowling (hamstring) nor McLeod (left knee) played during Virginia's season-opening win over Richmond on Saturday.


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