Iowa stuns Ohio State with blowout victory

  • Iowa stuns Ohio State with blowout victory

Iowa stuns Ohio State with blowout victory

The loss may have knocked Ohio State out of the playoffs, although it still controls its destiny to get into the Big Ten Championship game. Iowa (6-3, 3-3) dominated the second half, holding the Buckeyes scoreless until the game had long since been decided and to 123 yards in the final two quarters.

Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. The Buckeyes will likely look to Dobbins to establish a ground game that can open things up for Barrett down the field.

Colten Rastetter, the Iowa holder and punter, took the snap from Tyler Kluver, the long snapper, who then ran free and caught a pass from Rastetter, tripping after an 18-yard gain to the 3.

Stanley threw for 226 of Iowa's 244 passing yards, and the Hawkeyes rushed for 243. The Hawkeyes' languid offense will need to wake up if they want to entertain the notion of an upset.

Ohio State and Iowa, longtime Big Ten rivals, have met just four times in 11 years.

Ohio State's Nick Bosa was ejected for targeting with 3:12 remaining in the first half against Iowa on Saturday.

And then, in the most shocking outcome of this week, if not this season, No. 6 Ohio State was clobbered in every facet, falling to the Hawkeyes 55-24.

Iowa went up 7-0 on the game's first play - a pick-six of Barrett - and raced out to a 31-17 halftime lead on a pair of Stanley TD passes to Noah Fant.

Ohio State walked off the field in silence, a silver-hatted funeral procession into the Iowa night. Meyer coached that Gators team.