With Ohio State down seven points to start the third quarter and needing to generate some momentum, Carlos Hyde got the ball rolling with a 12 yard rush which then opened the door for a 13 yard pass to Devin Smith. Jordan Hall was put into the action to pick up a first down and just like that, Ohio State was in business, inside the 10 yard line. Carlos Hyde then bulldozed his way into the end zone to tie the game up at 17. Hyde's touchdown was the first rushing TD Iowa had allowed all season.
As momentum started to shift, it was up to the silver bullet defense to pick up their end of the bargain. The Buckeyes did just that, forcing a third down and then making a stop, something Ohio State had struggled with all afternoon. After an Iowa punt, the Buckeyes offense took at their own 16 yard line.
When the Buckeye'f offense retook the field, it was almost as if they were able to be successful with any play they called. Dominating the short curl routes on the edge, Ohio State marched to the Iowa 26 yard line. Capping another double-digit play drive, Devin Smith took a quick hitch 14 yards to put the Buckeyes up for the first time.
Just as it looked like the Buckeyes would run away with it, Jake Rudock hit Jake Duzey for an 85 yard touchdown to tie it right back up.
- Braxton Miller: 18/21 194 yards, 3 TDs
- Carlos Hyde: 15 rushes 78 yards, 1 TD
- Corey Brown: 3 catches 72 yards
Total yards: OSU- 368 Iowa- 331