QB C.J. Stroud meets the media after #2 Ohio State’s 54-10 over Iowa Saturday Afternoon

C.J. Stroud meets with Iowa players at coin toss (courtesy OSU Athletic Communications)
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Ohio State 54, Iowa 10
October 22, 2022
Ohio Stadium — 104,848

  • Ohio State leads the all-time series with Iowa 47-15-3, with a 2010 win vacated. The Buckeyes are 31-9-1 all-time against Iowa at Ohio Stadium with eight consecutive wins.
  • With 54 points against Iowa, Ohio State now has scored more than 20 points in 68 consecutive games, one away from tying the all-time record set by Oklahoma from 2016-21.
  • Before today, the Iowa defense allowed 59 points total (9.83 per game) through the first six games of the season.
  • With 286 passing yards against Iowa, CJ Stroud jumped Terrelle Pryor (6,177), Greg Frey (6,316), and Joe Germaine (6,370) to move into fourth place on the all-time passing yards list with 6,458 career passing yards.
  • With four touchdown passes against Iowa, Stroud has now thrown for four or more scores in 12 of his 19 career starts.
  • Stroud’s 79-yard scoring strike to Julian Fleming was the longest pass of his Buckeye career.
  • Fleming’s two-catch, 105-yard performance is the 198th instance in Ohio State history a receiver has gone for more than 100 yards. He is the third Buckeye this season to do so, joining Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka.
  • Marvin Harrison’s third quarter touchdown catch was his 10th of the season, tying him with Corey Brown and KJ Hill for 15th all-time in single-season touchdown receptions.
  • Mitch Rossi’s fourth quarter touchdown reception was his first such score of the season and his second scoring grab as a Buckeye.
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba returned to action, catching one pass for seven yards.
  • Miyan Williams’ first quarter touchdown run was his ninth of the season.
  • The Buckeye defense now has an interception in five straight games.
  • Tanner McAlister intercepted Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras on the first snap of the game and came up with another pick in the third quarter – the first multi-interception game of his career. He now has a team-best three interceptions on the season.
  • Tommy Eichenberg’s second quarter pick-six was the first defensive score of the season for the Buckeyes. It was his first interception of the season and second of his career.
  • Defensive ends Zach Harrison and J.T. Tuimoloau each recorded their first sacks of the 2022 season. Harrison and Cody Simon each had two tackles-for-loss in the game.
  • Lathan Ransom led Ohio State with a career-high tying eight total tackles and had a forced fumble.
  • The Buckeye defense allowed only 158 total yards against Iowa, the fewest since allowing 128 yards to Indiana in 2021.
  • Noah Ruggles’ four first-half field goals tie for the second most in a game in program history, matching eight other Buckeye placekickers. Ruggles also had four makes against both Penn State and Nebraska in 2021.