#2 Ohio State 54 Iowa Hawkeyes 10: Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day Postgame press conference

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Ryan Day OSU HC 10 22 2022 Postgame presser #2 Ohio State 54 Iowa 10.mp3

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) led 26-10 at the half behind four field goals and then got the offense clicking over the final 30 minutes to defeat visiting Iowa (3-4, 1-3) 54-10 at Ohio Stadium.

C.J. Stroud completed 20-of-30 passes for 286 yards and four second-half touchdowns. Receivers Emeka EgbukaMarvin Harrison Jr.Julian Fleming and Mitch Rossi each had scoring grabs in the win.

Both Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson had double-digit carries with Williams scoring a first-half touchdown.

Kicker Noah Ruggles converted on all four field goal attempts in the opening half from 46, 41, 35 and 26 yards. He finished the day with 18 points (4 FGs, 6 extra pts.).

Defensively, Ohio State had three interceptions, two by Tanner McCalister and one returned for a score by linebacker Tommy EichenbergLatham Ransom lead the way with eight tackles, five solos and a forced fumble.

Overall, Ohio State finished with 360 yards of offense with 294 through the air.

Miyan Williams OSU RB vs Iowa TD celebration (courtesy OSU Athletic Communications)

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.
Zach Harrison OSU DE (9) celebrates with the defense vs Iowa (courtesy OSU Athletic Communications)