Ohio State football: 5 reasons the Buckeyes will beat Iowa

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 28: Jerome Baker
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 28: Jerome Baker /
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5. The Hawkeyes’ offense will not be able to keep up.

Out of any team in the Big Ten, the Iowa Hawkeyes may be the biggest mystery when it comes to naming their players. This is especially true on the offensive side.

The Hawkeyes do not have any significant threats on offense which has been one of their major concerns. Being the fifth worst in the Big Ten in total offense doesn’t come as a surprise. The Hawkeyes have been more well known for their defensive qualities and players.

Sophomore and first year starter at quarterback Nathan Stanley has been at the helm for the Hawkeyes this season. He’s been productive so far throwing 17 touchdowns which is now second most in the Big Ten, sixth most passing yards, and has kept his turnovers low with four interceptions.

The other components to this Hawkeyes offense includes leading rusher Akrum Wadley, leading receiver Nick Easley, and red zone threat tight end Noah Fant. Wadley is sixth in the Big Ten in rushing yards and Fant has caught the third most receiving touchdowns in the Big Ten.

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On the other side, the Buckeyes have been one of the most productive and efficient offenses in the country. The Buckeyes have ascended to third in the country in total offense. Ohio State haven’t been in the top 10 in total offense since 2013.

The most surprising part about this season is that even with the rushing offense doing so well, the Buckeyes’ passing offense is doing even better. This type of productivity would make it the opposite of the situation that occurred last season but both components are working great so it’s not too much of one or the other.

The Buckeyes’ offense led by Barrett is looking nearly impossible to match. Considering the Hawkeyes’ limitations offensively, it just does not seem plausible for them to keep up. The Hawkeyes are hardly a middle of the road offense in the Big Ten so how could they expect to keep up with the Bucks?