Iowa upsets No. 6 Ohio State
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Nate Stanley threw for 226 yards and five touchdowns, and Iowa throttled Ohio State, dealing a likely fatal blow to the Buckeyes’ playoff hopes.
Josh Jackson added three interceptions for the Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3), who beat their fourth top-five opponent in their last five tries at home.
Iowa raced out to a 31-17 halftime lead on Stanley’s two TD passes to Noah Fant.
Stanley, following a successful and highly unusual fake field goal, later fired a 2-yard TD pass with a defender hanging onto his foot that put the Hawkeyes ahead 38-17 late in the third quarter.
J.T. Barrett threw a career-high four interceptions for Ohio State (7-2, 5-1, No. 6 CFP). The Buckeyes allowed their most points in a game under coach Urban Meyer. They committed nine penalties and gained just 371 yards in their most lopsided defeat since last year’s 31-0 loss to eventual national champion Clemson in the playoffs.