Braxton Miller’s Second Half Surge Leads Undefeated Buckeyes over Upset Minded Hawkeyes 34-24

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COLUMBUS,OH- We are now in the middle of the season in NCAAF, and the Big Ten race is in full force as today in Columbus we saw the battle of two teams that always play games down to the wire. This year’s battle was back and forth until late in the fourth quarter.

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes were tied at 24. But before all that in the first quarter when star CB Bradley Roby was ejected on a questionable and debatable call of “targeting.”

Undefeated Ohio State has shown signs of inconsistency within the early parts of games this season but in this game Braxton Miller made up for the early troubles by speeding the tempo, although without RB Jordan Hall, Carlos Hyde led the charge in the backfield with 24 carries 149 yards and 2 TD’s. Also to help the case of Miller went 22-27 threw for 222 yards and 2 TD passes including one to WR Devin Smith.

Defensively the Buckeyes gave up big plays but after Iowa converted 7 of 8 third downs in the 1st half, the Buckeyes buckled down and closed out the game and get off the field in time for Braxton Miller can do his thing.

Iowa had some shining moments in defeat, third yr. sophomore QB Jake Rudock went 19-34 with 3 TDs including a big TD to TE Jake Duzey to tie the game 24-24. Iowa S John Lowdermilk impressed many; he was all over the field and defended a couple of passes also.

The Ohio State Buckeyes continue their BCS title quest will be a Saturday Night showdown at Columbus vs. Bill O’ Brien’s Penn State squad led by freshman QB Christian Hackenberg who stands at 4-2 so far this season.

Iowa will look to avenge their past two losses vs. Michigan St. and Ohio St. vs. a struggling Northwestern team at home. Cain Colter will prove to be a tough matchup for the Hawkeyes.

@DaDonsVerdict, @FullScaleSport

(Photo: Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)

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