After this last weekends game against Ohio Buckeye’s, who was ranked #4, was smoked by Iowa Hawkeye’s 55-24, which gave the Hawkeye’s a rank of 20, the first since 2015. Not that long ago, but for many fans, it may have seemed like a century for die-hard fans. Now, we have ranked once again. Those fans who live in Colorado hopefully got to watch the game at The Sportsbook Bar & Grill, with the Hawks on The Rocks! Every Game Day meet us at The Sportsbook and cheer on the home team together.
How Did The Hawkeye’s Beat Ohio State?
Iowa got four J.T. Barrett interceptions, a week after he’d been nearly perfect against Penn State, while Nathan Stanley threw five TDs, two of them to tight end Noah Fant.
Iowa jumped out to an early lead, leading many to recall the Buckeyes had come back against Penn State the week prior. But that was at home, though. Not at a ranked-team graveyard. The Buckeyes marched into Iowa City and would not be leaving in one piece. Previously, the Hawkeyes took Penn State to the limit in 2017.
Iowa has been playing Ohio State since 1922. Headed into today, the Hawkeyes had scored more than 30 points against the Buckeyes just twice (33 in 2004, 35 in 1960). They had never scored 40 points. Today was easily the most points Iowa had ever scored against the Buckeyes.
Not only that, but this was pretty easily the biggest margin of victory in the series for the Hawkeyes, surpassing the 26 point margin of victory in 2004 (33-7).
This was the most points Urban Meyer has ever given up in his head coaching career, period. Meyer gave up 47 points in a loss to New Mexico at Utah.
OHIO STATE WAS A DOUBLE DIGIT FAVORITE LEADING UP TO THIS GAME.
The day after Thanksgiving The Hawks will meet Nebraska, a huge rivalry. Whether or not your a Hawks on the Rocks member all are welcome. We have tons of TV’s where you can watch all your favorite alumni teams! Only at The Sportsbook in South Metro Denver.
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