After the enormous win over Penn State a week ago, people were worried about the Buckeyes having a hangover game on Saturday vs. Iowa.
Apparently, those nervous were right to be.
Ohio State and Iowa were tied at 17 early in the second quarter on Saturday, but 31 unanswered points scored by the Hawkeyes made it 48-17 with just over 13 minutes remaining. The loss for the Buckeyes moves the team to 7-2 this season.
Despite the loss, Land of 10’s Austin Ward thinks the Buckeyes still have a shot at making the College Football Playoff.
Here are quotes from Ohio State coach Urban Meyer after the loss to Iowa:
“This game just ended,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. “Obviously, turnovers. At the line of scrimmage, we couldn’t stop them. Good team, tough environment, didn’t play very well and, uh, turnovers […] We gave them a 7-0 jump-start there at the beginning of the game. We got the ball at midfield, and then two offensive linemen went down with injuries. They came back, but we weren’t right since that moment. One guy goes in, makes a mistake and allows a sack, fumble. Disappointed we couldn’t stop them though, too.
“They just played very well against us. They really didn’t do very much different than they have in the past. They were baiting ya, playing between two receivers. That’s their coverage. We just didn’t play very well. I’ll know more after watching videotape, evaluating it.”
Urban Meyer saying “I️ don’t know” a lot in this press conference. Quiet, somber, stunned.
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) November 4, 2017
"I don't know." – 90 percent of Urban Meyer's answers
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) November 4, 2017
Blue background is the new cold pizza. Very short Urban Meyer postgame, no real answers pic.twitter.com/bFuj65CBAR
— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) November 4, 2017