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10/4/1997 (1997-1998)

Ohio Stadium [Columbus, OH]

#11 Iowa  @  #7  Ohio State  Ohio State #11 Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ #7 Ohio State on 10/4/1997 -

L     7 - 23 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 92,536
Start Time: 2:30 PM CST


The Buckeyes stifled the Hawkeyes in every phase of the game. They held Tavian Banks to 84 yards on 22 carries, 125 yards beneath his average, and only four rushing first downs. Iowa began the day with averages of 55 points and 568 yards a game, was held to one touchdown and 308 yards. Iowa's only points came on Matt Sherman's 4-yard pass to Austin Wheatley. He completed 18 of 37 passes for 189 yards and one interception. Tony Collins and Tim Dwight, the Iowa punt returners who had averaged 17.8 yards a runback, did not produce a yard today with no kickoff returns. The Hawks had a potential game-tying, 42-yard field-goal attempt blocked in the second quarter.

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StatisticsIowaOhio State
Rushing 1st Downs412
Passing 1st Downs117
Penalty 1st Downs10
Total First Downs1619
Rushing Attempts3545
Rushing Yards106238
Rushing TDs02
Yards per Rush3.05.3
Passes Completed1913
Passes Attempts3832
Pass Completion %50%40.6%
Passing TDs11
Passing Yards202139
Passing Yards per Completion10.610.7
Passing Yards per Attempt5.34.3
Total Plays7377
% of Rushing Plays47.9%58.4%
% of Passing Plays52.1%41.6%
Total Offense308377
Yards per Play4.24.9
Lost Fumbles21
Penalty Yards530
Yards per Penalty5.07.5
Possession Time31:1928:41

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