Ohio State vs. Iowa score update: Ohio State starts slow, in 10-3 hole

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Coming off of the bye week, Ohio State started off the game uninspired on the defensive side of the ball, digging themselves into an early 7-0 hole. The Buckeye offense was then able to drive down and grab three points to cut the lead to four. Then, right before the half Iowa extended the lead back to seven with a field goal of their own.

On a cold, wet day in Columbus, Drew Basil got the day started, pinning Iowa on the 20 yard line. Led by sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock, the Hawkeyes were able to move the ball quite easily, getting into Ohio State territory, inside the 30. From there, it was more of the same as Rudock stayed perfect on the drive, completing a two yard touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz putting Iowa up 7-0.

Braxton Miller took the field and much like the Iowa offense, yards came somewhat easy for the Buckeyes. With coach Herman spreading the wealth to Carlos Hyde, Dontre Wilson, and Evan Spencer, Braxton Miller then took over looking like his old self with a dazzling 17 yard run. The Iowa defense was then able to stiffen up in the red zone as Ohio State had to settle for a field goal to end the drive.

Following Drew Basil's field goal, Jake Rudock went right back to work, throwing for a 10 yard first down and then handing it to Damon Bullock for a 12 yard rush. Iowa followed with a field goal to extend the lead back to seven points.

Key stats:

- Braxton Miller: 3/4, 23 yards, 4 rushes 33 yards

- Jake Rudock: 8/9 78 yards, 1 TD

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