• Game of the Week Preview: Ohio State at Iowa

    The latest Game of the Week focuses on an important Big 10 showdown in Iowa City between the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1, 5-1) and the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-3, 4-2). Last year, Ohio State prevailed 27-24 in overtime to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon and the game this season has huge implications once again.

    If the Buckeyes wish to extend their five-year reign as Big 10 Champions, they must prevail against an Iowa team smarting from a tough loss last week to Northwestern. With a victory, they can keep pace with Wisconsin & Michigan State, while a loss all but eliminates them.

    If Iowa can upset the Buckeyes, they maintain a slight outside shot at a co-championship but will need Wisconsin and Michigan State to each drop a game in the final two weeks of the season.

    Click Read More for a video preview of Ohio State vs. Iowa and then share your thoughts on this big game.


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    Ohio State 24, Iowa 10

    Player of the Game:
    Ohio State RB Brandon Saine 19 carries, 218 yards, 3 TD

    Leaders:

    Passing
    Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor 10 of 14, 129 yards
    Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi 7 of 14, 196 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

    Rushing
    Ohio State RB Brandon Saine 19 carries, 218 yards, 3 TD
    Iowa RB Jewel Hampton 9 carries, 29 yards

    Receiving
    Ohio State WR Taurian Washington 4 receptions, 68 yards
    Iowa WR Colin Sandeman 3 receptions, 109 yards, 1 TD


    Scoring Summary

    1st Quarter
    2:05 TD Bucks: B. Saine, 4 yard run (D. Barclay kick)

    2nd Quarter
    3:40 FG Bucks: D. Barclay, 47 yard FG
    1:56 TD Bucks: B. Saine, 48 yard run (D. Barclay kick)
    1:25 TD Iowa: C. Sandeman, 66 yard pass from R. Stanzi (D. Murray kick)

    3rd Quarter
    2:43 FG Iowa: D. Murray, 29 yard FG

    4th Quarter
    1:43 TD Bucks: B. Saine, 79 yard run (D. Barclay kick)
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. JeffHCross's Avatar
      JeffHCross -
      I'm fairly sure a loss would completely eliminate us from Big Ten title contention, barring a complete nightmare for both Sparty and Wiscy.

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      It has practically no chance of happening, but I'd love to see Saine go off like that
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      To me, Iowa seems like Jekyll and Hyde ... I think the Buckeyes will be too tough.
    1. JeffHCross's Avatar
      JeffHCross -
      I definitely prefer TGT's sim to ESPN's.
    1. jaymo76's Avatar
      jaymo76 -
      I see Iowa really rising up for this game. OSU just doesn't seem to be as "on" this year as compared to other years.
    1. Rudy's Avatar
      Rudy -
      Iowa has kind of sucked the last two weeks while OSU is finishing strong. Should be a close game. I won't mind seeing OSU lose.
    1. JeffHCross's Avatar
      JeffHCross -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
      I won't mind seeing OSU lose.
      I'm sure no one is shocked by this.