COLUMBUS -- No. 4 Ohio State turned back a formidable challenge from Iowa with a dynamic second-half offensive explosion to post its 19th straight victory, 34-24.
Ohio State, 7-0, 2-0 Big Ten, went on scoring drives of 75, 84, and 75 yards in the second half. Braxton Miller fired two touchdown passes and Carlos Hyde scored two touchdowns, the final one coming on an acrobatic 19-yard jaunt that saw him get hit three times, lose his balance, gather himself and catapult into the end zone.
Iowa, a 17-point underdog, took a 17-10 halftime lead behind the passing of sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock who finished with three touchdown passes. The Hawkeyes scored on an 85-yard strike to tight end Jake Duzey in the third quarter.
OSU, which didn't attempt a punt in the game, will play host to idle Penn State next week.
Underdog Iowa scored on an 85-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Rudock to tight end Jake Duzey in the third quarter to tie No.4-ranked Ohio State, 24-24, in a spirited see-saw game today.
Trailing 17-10 at halftime, Ohio State scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take the lead, 24-17.
The Buckeyes went on a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive to open the quarter to tie Iowa 17-17 on Carlos Hyde's one yard touchdown run and went ahead on a Braxton Miller to Devin Smith 14-yard pass before Rudock tossed his third TD pass of the day, stunning the Ohio Stadium crowd.
Underdog Iowa leads No.4 Ohio State at halftime,17-10, thanks to a pair of touchdown passes by Hawkeye quarterback Jake Rudock.
Rudock found C.J. Fiedorowicz on two yard scoring pass in the first quarter and connected with Kvonte Martin-Manley from six yards out in the second quarter.
The Buckeyes got a 58-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Corey Brown to tie the score at 10-10 in the second quarter.
Iowa led Ohio State 10-3 after the first quarter in a Big Ten game in Columbus.
Iowa scored first when Jake Rudock threw a 2-yard pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz at 9:23 left in the first quarter.
OSU drove down the field but had to settle with a 27-yard field goal from Drew Basil with 4 minutes left in first quarter. Iowa's Mike Myer then kicked a 28-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in first quarter to give the Hawkeyes a 10-3 lead after the first quarter