Facing a second down to start the second quarter, the Ohio State offense continued to move the ball efficiently. Then, off of a play action, Braxton Miller hit Corey Brown streaking wide open in the middle of the field for a 58 yard touchdown. Drew Basil kicked the extra point through to even things up at ten.
On the ensuing Iowa drive, the Hawkeyes continued to pound it on the ground as their offensive line was able to overpower the Buckeye defense. Facing their fourth third down of the game, Rudock again looked poised completing a seven yard pass to just grab the first down. Three plays later it was a different play but same story, Jake Rudock converted another third down play to move the Hawkeyes inside the Ohio State 15 yard line. As the clock continued to run down, Jake Rudock capped a 15 play drive with a six yard touchdown pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley.
With Ohio State down seven, Braxton Miller led another impressive drive between the 20'a. With a nice blend of running as well as passing, lanes were then opened for Carlos Hyde to run through. Unlike Ohio State has done, as soon as the Buckeye offense rammed inside the 30 yard line, the Hawkeyes were able to dial up some pressure to sack Braxton Miller, twice. Facing a 4th and 10, Urban Meyer elected to go for it and Miller's pass was broken up in the end zone.
- Braxton Miller: 8/10 110 yards, 1 TD; 7 rushes, 34 yards.
- Carlos Hyde: 6 rushes 43 yards
- Jake Rudock: 14/22 121 yards
Total yards: OSU- 219 Iowa- 190