GAMEDAY College Football

Ohio State 54, Iowa 10

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - C.J. Stroud overcame a slow start to throw four second-half touchdown passes, Ohio State's defense took advantage of six Iowa turnovers and the second-ranked Buckeyes pulled away for a 54-10 rout of the Hawkeyes.

Tanner McCallister had two interceptions and Tommy Eichenberg had a pick-6 as Ohio State took advantage of an inept Iowa offense to consistently start drives with good field position.

Miyan Williams rushed for a first-half touchdown, and Stroud threw to Marvin Harrison, Emeka Egbuka, Julian Fleming and Mitch Rossi for second-half touchdowns.

Noah Ruggles contributed four field goals after kicking just two in the previous six games.

The game wasn't pretty early for the Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), who struggled to finish drives against Iowa's top-10 defense before Stroud and Co. caught fire late.

On Iowa's first play from scrimmage, Spencer Petras threw right into the arms of McCallister. Ohio State took over at the Iowa 32 but had to settle for a 46-yard field goal.

Later in the first, on Ohio State's first play after an Iowa punt, defensive end Joe Evans came through the middle untouched and smashed into Stroud, who fumbled at his own 11. Evans scooped it and trotted in for what would be Iowa's only touchdown.

Linebacker Eichenberg's pick-6 gave Ohio State a 26-10 lead at halftime.

Backup quarterback Alex Padilla took over for Petras in the third quarter and on the second play was picked off by McCallister at the Iowa 15.

Four plays later, Stroud roped a 6-yard TD pass to Harrison and extended the lead late in the third with a 13-yard pass to Egbuka.

Stroud hit Fleming in stride tearing down the middle for a 79-yard TD, and then tossed a short scoring pass to Rossi.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa: The six turnovers were the most for Iowa since committing that many against Indiana in 2009. It was the most points allowed by Iowa since a 56-35 loss to Ohio State in 1995.

Ohio State: Stroud took a while to get going but looked like his old self in the second half. He was 20 for 30 for 286 yards. He has 28 touchdown this season.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter IowaOhioSt
OhioSt FG 14:02 Noah Ruggles 46 yard field goal 0 3
Iowa TD 13:00 Joe Evans 11 yard fumble return for TD (Drew Stevens Extra Point) 7 3
OhioSt TD 8:15 Miyan Williams 2 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 10
OhioSt FG 4:30 Noah Ruggles 41 yard field goal 7 13
OhioSt FG 0:00 Noah Ruggles 35 yard field goal 7 16
Second Quarter IowaOhioSt
Iowa FG 10:07 Drew Stevens 49 yard field goal 10 16
OhioSt FG 3:38 Noah Ruggles 26 yard field goal 10 19
OhioSt TD 3:25 Tommy Eichenberg 15 yard interception return for TD (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 10 26
Third Quarter IowaOhioSt
OhioSt TD 9:36 Marvin Harrison Jr. 6 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 10 33
OhioSt TD 4:43 Emeka Egbuka 13 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 10 40
Fourth Quarter IowaOhioSt
OhioSt TD 13:26 Julian Fleming 79 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 10 47
OhioSt TD 7:59 Mitch Rossi 3 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 10 54
Team Stats
  Iowa Ohio State
First downs 11 16
  Rushing 4 5
  Passing 4 11
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 2-13, 15% 3-13, 23%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 35-77 30-66
Passing Yards 81 294
Return Yards 145 41
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-24-3 22-32-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-20 1-13
Punts 5 3
Fumbles Lost 4-3 2-1
Penalties - Yards 3-11 5-45
Iowa Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Petras 6 14 49 0 2
A. Padilla 5 10 32 0 1
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Stroud 20 30 286 4 1
K. McCord 2 2 8 0 0
Iowa Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Williams 9 31 3.4 0
K. Johnson 11 28 2.5 0
G. Williams 4 20 5.0 0
A. Bruce IV 2 12 6.0 0
T. Taylor 1 4 4.0 0
S. Petras 3 -7 -2.3 0
A. Padilla 4 -10 -2.5 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Henderson 11 38 3.5 0
M. Williams 10 19 1.9 1
E. Egbuka 2 10 5.0 0
C. Trayanum 1 9 9.0 0
D. Hayden 2 5 2.5 0
C. Stroud 3 -13 -4.3 0
Iowa Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. LaPorta 6 55 9.2 0
A. Bruce IV 1 7 7.0 0
B. Brecht 1 6 6.0 0
L. Lachey 1 6 6.0 0
D. Vines 1 5 5.0 0
N. Ragaini 1 2 2.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Fleming 2 105 52.5 1
E. Egbuka 6 80 13.3 1
M. Harrison Jr. 7 62 8.9 1
C. Stover 2 25 12.5 0
J. Smith-Njigba 1 7 7.0 0
K. Brown 1 5 5.0 0
T. Henderson 1 4 4.0 0
M. Rossi 1 3 3.0 1
G. Scott Jr. 1 3 3.0 0
Iowa Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Campbell 1 0
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. McCalister 2 10
T. Eichenberg 1 15
Iowa Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Taylor 5 205 41.0
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 3 136 45.3
Iowa Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Bruce IV 1 15 15.0
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Egbuka 1 16 16.0
Iowa Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Johnson 5 118 23.6
G. Williams 1 12 12.0
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Iowa Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length




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