Rob Report: Ohio State

HI Publisher Rob Howe checks in from Ohio Stadium with an injury update, travel list, special teams units, news and notes.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Rob Report is back for its 11th season of Hawkeyes football. Today we look at Iowa's 34-24, Week 8 loss against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium.


Dominica Alvis, who left the Michigan State game with an injury, was knocked out of Saturday's contest in the first half.

"We'll probably have to live with it," said Ferentz, who indicated that Saturday's troubles were related to Alvis' injury against MSU. "It's something we'll probably have to deal with week to week."

Fullback Adam Cox was hurt on special teams and did not return. Other guys were in and out ofd the lineup on Saturday with bumps and bruises.

"We'll know more by Tuesday," Ferentz said.


-Ohio State did not punt on Saturday.

-The loss was Iowa's first against a top 5 team in its last four tries.

-The Hawkeyes scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time this season.

-Iowa TE Jake Duzey finished the game with a career-high six catches for a career-best 138 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, the first touchdown reception of his career.

-Iowa QB Jake Rudock finished the game with a career-high three touchdown passes. Rudock was 19-34 for 245 yards and one interception. Rudock has 11 touchdown passes this season.

-Iowa CB Desmond King recorded a career-best 12 tackles. King entered the contest averaging 7.5 tackles per game in Big Ten games, more than any other Big Ten freshman. DE Mike Hardy (9) and DE Nate Meier (2) also recorded career bests in tackles. DT Carl Davis tied his career high with four stops.

-The Iowa defense allowed a 100-yard rusher for the first time this season. RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 149 yards on 24 carries. QB Braxton Miller rushed 18 times for 102 yards.

-Iowa was 7-of-9 on third down in the first half. The Hawkeyes are the only team this season to convert seven or more third downs against Ohio State.

-RB Carlos Hyde's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing touchdown allowed by Iowa this season. Iowa's opponents had carried the ball 215 times since the Hawkeyes last surrendered a rushing touchdown. Prior to Hyde's' touchdown, the last Hawkeye opponent to rush for a touchdown was Nebraska's Rex Burkhead.

-Saturday's attendance was 105, 264, the 19th largest crowd for an Iowa football game.

-TE C.J. Fiedorowicz caught four passes today to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 25.

-Iowa lost the turnover battle for the third time this season. The Hawkeyes are 0-3 in those games (Northern Illinois (Northern Illinois, -2; Michigan State, -1, at Ohio State, -1). Iowa is 4-0 when winning turnover margin.

ALL DRESSED UP: Iowa players in uniform for the game.

QB - Sokol, Shimonek, Rudock, Beathard.

RB - Canzeri, Daniels, Weisman, Plewa, Cox, Bullock.

WR - McCarron, Powell, Martin-Manley, Cotton, Smith, Shumpert, Haluska, Vandeberg, Hillyer.

TE - Kittle, Krieger Coble, Duzey, Hamilton, Fiedorowicz.

OL - Ward, Walsh, Boffeli, Scherff, Van Sloten, Simmons, Gaul, Donnal, Blythe. MacMillan.

DL - Tsopanides, Hardy, Meier, Ott, Ekakitie, Cooper, Johnson, Davis, Trinca-Pasat, Alvis.

LB - Collins, Perry, Spearman, Fisher, Hitchens, Morris, Alston.

DB - Fleming, G. Smith, King, Lowdermilk. Lomax, Gair, Lile, Draper, Miller, Lowery, Law.

Specialists - Koehn, Meyer, Kornbrath, Kluver, Kreiter.

Special Teams:

Kickoff - Meyer, Hitchens, Collins, Gair, Perry, G. Smith, Lomax, Lowery, Alston, Spearman, Law.

Kick Return - Hamilton, Cotton, Gair, Kittle, Duzey, Plewa, Krieger Coble, Cox, Hillyer, Perry, Spearman.

Punt - Krieter, Kornbrath, Kirksey, Miller, Alston, Plewa, Morris, Perry, Cotton, Lowery, G. Smith.

Punt Return - None.

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