On Saturday, Ohio State football defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 54-10 to maintain an undefeated 7-0 record. However, they didn’t simply continue to win. This incredible achievement was duplicated by Ohio State University against the Hawkeyes for the first time since Nick Saban’s Michigan State team did it in 1999. Details are available from Matt Brown of The Athletic.
Since losing 49-3 to Nick Saban and Michigan State in 1999, Iowa’s first Big Ten match, according to Brown, “Iowa hasn’t lost a game by 40+.” After this enormous victory, Ohio State football is in very exclusive company.
Only Nick Saban’s Spartans were able to defeat Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes football team in that manner. At the end of the first quarter, the Buckeyes’ high-octane attack had only a 16-7 advantage due to some early sputtering.
It was all Ohio State football from that moment on. It was the kind of performance that many had anticipated from the Buckeyes going into the game, as they outscored Iowa 38-3 in the second half.
It definitely illustrates how strong a team the Buckeyes are, who have perhaps the top quarterback and one of the best receivers in the country. The fact that Ferentz’s teams don’t lose to some of the greatest teams in the country frequently, if at all, speaks something about the kind of coach he is.
The focus of Ohio State football will now shift to a crucial Big Ten matchup versus Penn State the following week. The Hawkeyes will need to put this defeat behind them and focus on improving their performance against Northwestern the following week.
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