A feisty first half from Iowa was just enough to wake up No. 4 Ohio State's offense, and the Buckeyes pulled away in the fourth quarter to win, 34-24.
Iowa led 17-10 at the half with scores on its first three possessions of the game, but at no point did Iowa demonstrate an ability to stop RB Carlos Hyde or QB Braxton Miller, and once the second half was underway Ohio State quickly and decisively took control of the ballgame. OSU outscored Iowa 24-7 after halftime, and the play on the field showed a significant talent disparity between the two teams.
Box Score Hero: Give Carlos Hyde the game ball for 24 rushes, 149 yards and two second-half scores. Also for this play.
Rankings Ramifications: Ohio State was impressive by Big Ten standards in putting this game away, but it won't do the Buckeyes any favors in the rankings. They will stay at No. 4.
But Did They Cover? Ohio State came into the game an 18-point favorite. They did not cover.
For More On This Game: For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State community Land-Grant Holy Land. For more on Hawkeyes football, visit Iowa community Black Heart Gold Pants, plus Big Ten community Off Tackle Empire.
Next Week's Schedule: Iowa hosts Northwestern next Saturday, and Ohio State faces Penn State in Columbus.