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              === Ohio State beats Iowa for 19th straight win ===
 
 Columbus,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) - Braxton  Miller threw a pair of touchdown
 passes  and Carlos  Hyde rushed  for two  scores as  fourth-ranked Ohio  State
 remained  unbeaten  under Urban  Meyer with a  34-24 win over  Iowa in Big Ten
 action Saturday.
 
 Miller,  who  missed two  games  and  most of  a  third  with a  knee  injury,
 efficiently  moved  the Ohio State (7-0,  3-0 Big Ten) offense, completing 22-
 of-27  passes  for 222  yards. He also  carried 18 times  for 102 yards, while
 Hyde rushed 24 times for 149.
 
 "I  had a  knee injury and set me  back a little bit, but felt pretty good out
 there," said Miller. "And the 'O' line did a bell of a job and coaching and it
 showed on the field."
 
 Devin  Smith  and Corey Brown both  had touchdown receptions for the Buckeyes,
 who extended the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games.
 
 Iowa  (4-3, 1-2) dropped  its fifth straight game to OSU as Jake Rudock passed
 for  245 yards  and three  scores. Jake  Duzey, C.J.  Fiedorowicz and  Kevonte
 Martin-Manley caught touchdown passes.
 
 Damon  Bullock  and Mark  Weisman both  rushed 10  times for  56 and 52 yards,
 respectively.
 
 The Hawkeyes controlled clock in the first half and led 17-10 at intermission,
 but Ohio State came out of the locker room and dominated the final 30 minutes,
 picking up 22 first downs to Iowa's six.
 
 "You  don't  get prizes for  playing a good first  half," said Iowa head coach
 Kirk Ferentz. "You have to play the full 60 minutes. I think we realize it's a
 matter  of what do we  have to do to be in a better situation the next time we
 get this chance."
 
 OSU scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to gain its first lead of
 the  game.  Hyde's 1-yard touchdown plunge  on the opening drive of the second
 half  tied  the score, and after  an Iowa punt,  Miller found Smith out of the
 backfield for a 14-yard score.
 
 Unfazed  facing  a 1st-and-20 from his  own 15 moments later, Rudock connected
 with  Duzey  down the right  sideline. The tight end  reached out and made the
 catch  before  outrunning two  defenders for an  85-yard score, Iowa's longest
 this season.
 
 The  Buckeyes went back  in front, 31-24, early in the fourth quarter. On 3rd-
 and-7  from the Iowa  28, Miller kept the drive alive with his feet, sprinting
 for a 9-yard gain after the pocket collapsed and he reversed field back to his
 left. Hyde broke a trio of tackles, stayed on his feet and scored a play later
 from 19 yards out.
 
 "When  he's  running, I'm  always expecting  a big play,"  Hyde said about his
 dynamic  quarterback.  "He  can  make  something  out  of  nothing.  He  is  a
 playmaker."
 
 Drew  Basil's  25-yard kick with  5:50 left in the  game resulted in the final
 margin.
 
 Iowa struck first when Rudock faked a hand-off from the Ohio State 2 and flung
 a  pass to the back of the end zone, where Fiedorowicz made a diving touchdown
 reception. Rudock was 5-for-5 for 50 yards on the 12-play scoring march.
 
 Basil  kicked a 27-yard field goal with 4:00 minutes left in the first quarter
 to put OSU on the board.
 
 The  Buckeyes were dealt a major blow late in the first when 2012 Thorpe Award
 semifinalist Bradley Roby, who led the nation with 19 passes defended a season
 ago,  became the  second player in the  Big Ten this season to get ejected for
 targeting.  Rudock found  Fiedorowicz for an 11-yard pickup when Roby led with
 his helmet and brought down the defenseless receiver.
 
 Mike Meyer capped the drive with a short field goal with seven seconds left in
 the quarter to spot the Hawkeyes a 10-3 advantage.
 
 Ohio  State tied  the score minutes later,  and the home crowd, which had been
 quiet  since  Roby's ejection, came to  life as Miller found a wide-open Brown
 down the field for a 58-yard touchdown.
 
 Iowa  continued to  burn clock  with a  15-play scoring  drive on  its ensuing
 touch. Rudock methodically marched his offense down the field, picking up four
 third-down  conversions which  included a 6-yard touchdown to Martin-Manley in
 the back of the end zone.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Ohio State has won 12 of the last 13 tilts against Iowa ... The Buckeyes still
 have  not allowed a rush of 20 or more yards this season ... Meyer improved to
 35-2 as a head coach with more than a week to prepare ... Smith and Brown both
 had  72  yards receiving ... Rudock  completed his first eight passes to tight
 ends ... Duzey had six catches for 138 yards.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 10/19 21:35:27 ET