OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ryan Balentine (WR, Iowa Barnstormers)
The Iowa Barnstormers continued their hot start to the season by shutting down the Bismarck Bucks 55-16 in Week 8. Long-time IFL veteran WR Ryan Balentine had a nose for the endzone in the victory as he found his way into the end zone on four different occasions. Balentine, who leads the IFL in receptions, led the IFL again this week adding eight more catches to his total. Balentine finished his night against the Bucks with eight receptions for 43 yards and four touchdowns. It was a exceptionally historical night for Balentine as he moved into second place all-time on the IFL's career receptions list with 411 career receptions. Balentine also now ranks fourth all-time in receiving yards (4,781) and all-purpose yards (6,585). The Iowa Barnstormers face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 9 in a rematch of last season's United Bowl.