Looking forward. Looking back. Review. Penn State. Iowa. The BCS. What are we doing messing around with some wordy introduction? It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble!
To put it mildly, the Iowa game this past Saturday was way more intense and closer than anyone thought it could/should be. And some of the event that took place during it are going to have a lasting impression on the 2013 season.
El Guapo can fly
Certainly the highlight of the day and the season to this point was Carlos Hyde’s feat of athletic brilliance for a touchdown of 19 yards in the fourth quarter that will be on video’s and commercials in Columbus and all through Buckeye Nation for years and years to come. You know the play, the one where he went right, broke out to the sideline, took a hard shot, lost his balance, regained his balance, took off down the sideline and then leaped into the endzone the last 5 yards. Not since Devin Smith scored 2012′s first touchdown have we seen such a truly special play in that the players name will become synonymous with it.
Carlos Hyde is on a mission, and that mission is to go well over 1000 yards for the season and if need be carry this team on his back to a perfect season. With the way the offensive line is blowing off the ball and giving him running lanes, it just may happen. Read More
The Buckeyes survived a scare from Iowa in a 34-24 victory, but did our wishes survive?
After a bye week full of upsets that was better left unplayed, the Buckeyes return to the gridiron to play host to the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game is scheduled for 3:30 PM EST for an ABC/ESPN2 showing.
We look forward to seeing you all here sometime before the game! The Liveblog officially starts 30 minutes before.
After a bye week, here’s a look at the Iowa game from the folks at Campus Insiders.
Ohio State’s head coach talks “strength-vs-strength” as the Ohio State running attack faces a Hawkeye team that hasn’t given up a rushing score all season.:
After a week off to work on some things, the Buckeyes host Iowa. Let’s see if the week off gave our staff some time to come up with decent wishes!
Clair and Joe are back breaking down the latest in College Football, Buckeye News and this week’s opponent. The Hawkeyes head into Columbus young and hungry — hoping to bounce back from an offensive nightmare against Michigan State last week.
Clair and Joe break prepare you for Saturday by breaking down the latest news from the bye week, gushing over arguably our favorite player in the world — Carlos Hyde, and debating who has the ugliest uniforms in college football. Here’s a hint — it’s a team that will be battling Ohio State Saturday. Clair and Joe also rip the “Ace of Mace,” and how there are not many better things in life than seeing a Wolverine fan being pepper sprayed in the face.
Things get serious this week, when Steve Batterson of The Quad-City Times and HawkMania.com stops by to talk about Iowa and their stout defense and running game. Batterson also shares his thoughts on how this team has been able to find a more balanced offensive attack, recruit out of state, and put together winning football by already matching last year’s win total.
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I apologize. I googled “songs about Iowa” and this came up. Yeah, it’s pretty much what you’d expect. Here’s a palate cleanser… also from Iowa.
The #4/3 Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0) host the Fightin’ Ferentzs’ of Iowa (4-2, 1-1) for an afternoon game in Columbus on Saturday. Up until a couple years ago, I always considered this a match-up of two teams with similar philosophies. Now, I see the game as the “new/improved” Ohio State playing a Tressel-ball bound team with less quality athletes, in Iowa.
Iowa under 15th year coach Kirk Ferentz are 104-76 (.578). Other than the team uniform’s similarity to the Pittsburgh Steelers (thanks, Hayden), Iowa is noted for cranking out offensive linemen (Bollman, you listening?) and having a stoic note-taking, gum-chewing head coach.
Coming off an very impressive 11-2 season in 2009, Iowa AD Gary Barta decided to elevate Kirk into the Hayden Fry pantheon with a contract extension through the year 2020 at $3.75 million per year, per HawkCentral.. With this contract, that’s a lot of chewing gum and notepads. Since the impressive contract extension, Iowa has been a less-than-impressive 19-19.
Back to football: Iowa ended their non-con portion at 3-1, then opened their B1G slate with an impressive 23-7 win over Minnesota. The next week, the Hawkeyes got roughed up, physically and statistically, against Michigan State, 26-14. Since I see OSU having a better offense but worse defense than MSU, things will not improve for Iowa. Read More