Oct. 16, 2004
Recap | Box Score
Attendance: 70.397 (sell out)
Ohio State Notes
Redshirt freshman receiver Tony Gonzalez made his firstappearance for the Buckeyes. He made one catch vs. the Hawkeyes.Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Kyle Barton made his firstcareer start. Freshman tight end Rory Nicol made his first careerreception for a touchdown with 2:19 to play in the fourth quarter.The pass came from Troy Smith, his second career scoring toss.Santonio Holmes extended his streak of games with at least onecatch to 12. Senior Maurice Hall now has 1,368 career kick returnyards on 61 total attempts. He is third in career yardage and tiedfor first in career attempts. Hall returned three kickoffs for 43yards against the Hawkeyes. Ken-Yon Rambo is the Ohio State careerleader in both categories with 1,410 career kickoff return yards on61 attempts. Ohio State entered the game with Iowa ranked No. 25bythe AP. Overall, Ohio State’s mark when ranked by the AP is377-121-14. With the loss, Tressel’s career mark stands at170-67-2, including a 35-10 record at Ohio State. For the 96thconsecutive game, Ohio State scored at least one touchdown. Thelast time a Buckeye team was held without a touchdown was a 13-9loss to Michigan in the 1996 season. With the loss, the Buckeyesown an all-time Big Ten record of 414-160-24. Under Tressel, OhioState dropped to 19-8 in Big Ten play. Iowa and Ohio State playedbefore a sellout crowd of 70,397. The Buckeyes have played beforesellout crowds in all six games this season. Junior Tyler Everett’sfourth quarter block of an Iowa extra point attempt was the firstsince Darrion Scott blocked a San Diego State extra point attemptOct. 21, 2001. Three Buckeyes recorded 10 or more tackles in thegame, led by Anthony Schlegel and A.J. Hawk with 15 each. DonteWhitner recorded 10 stops. He has reached 10 or more tackles ineach of the last three games. It was the first double digit tackleeffort for Schlegel as a Buckeye. Hawk has reached the 10 tacklemark four times this season.
Ohio State -Iowa Series
Saturday marked the 59th meeting between the Buckeyes andHawkeyes in a series that dates back to 1922. Ohio State has a43-13-3 lead in the rivalry, including a 16-6-2 record in IowaCity. The Buckeyes came into the contest ranked No. 25 by the AP.In the all-time series, Ohio State now is 28-7 when ranked againstthe Hawkeyes and with an 11-4 record in Iowa City as a ranked team.Jim Tressel is 1-1 against Iowa.
Other Ohio State Notes
The Buckeyes first fielded a football team in 1890. With theloss Saturday, Ohio State owns an all-time record of 760-297-53 inits 115th season.