Rock Bottom

Favored by 18 points, Ohio State was outcoached and outplayed in all phases of the game by Iowa. The 55-24 loss stunned the Buckeyes (and to be honest, it stunned Iowa too), likely eliminating OSU from playoff contention. But all is not lost. With Penn State’s loss to Michigan State, the winner of next Saturday’s game in the Horseshoe against the Spartans will have a clear path to the Big Ten East crown. Both OSU and Michigan State sit atop the East with a 5-1 record, and 7-2 mark overall.

Headlines: Columbus Dispatch – Not a Typo, Buckeyes are Crushed; Cleveland.com – Ohio State football gets whacked in stunning 55-24 loss at Iowa; Land-Grant Holy Land Iowa destroys No. 6 Ohio State, 55-24; Eleven Warriors – Let Down: Ohio State Blasted by Iowa, 55-24, Ending Its Playoff Hopes; ESPN – Iowa routs Ohio State to squash the Buckeyes’ playoff path

AROUND THE B1G: Penn State 24, Michigan State 27; Wisconsin 45, Indiana 17; Illinois 10, Purdue 29; Maryland 24, Rutgers 31; Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24; Minnesota 10, Michigan 33

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