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Ohio State defeats Iowa in OT 27-24

COLUMBUS, OHIO (KWWL) - Ohio State defeated Iowa Saturday on a 39-yard field goal in overtime to win 27-24.

QB James Vandenberg connected with Marvin McNutt in the endzone on a 10-yard pass to tie the game 24-24 with 4:34 left in the game and force OT.

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos returned a kickoff for 99 yards in the fourth quarter. Ohio State lead 24-17 with 10:56 remaining in 4th quarter.

Earlier, the Buckeyes' Brandon Saine, ran 50 yards to paydirt with 11:11 left in fourth quarter to make it 24-10 OSU.

Ohio State took the lead, 17-10 after a 11-yard TD run by Daniel Herron with 13:03 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg connected with Marvin McNutt on a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie the game 10-10 with 3:35 remaining in the third quarter.

The score caps a six-play, 54-yard, 2:20 drive.

Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg connected with Derrell Johnson-Koulianos on a 65-yard pass to give the Hawks a first and ten with 13:25 remaining in the third quarter.

But the Hawkeyes had a 22-yard field goal attempt by Daniel Murray blocked and the Buckeyes held on to a 10-3 lead.

The Buckeyes intercepted Iowa at the end of the first half. This was the only pick that James Vandenberg has thrown on the day.

Ohio State took the lead with 2:10 remaining in the first half, 10-3 over Iowa with a 22-yard touchdown run by Brandon Saine.

The Buckeyes tied the game with Iowa 3-3 with 7:06 remaining in the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal from Devin Barclay.

The Hawks scored first on a 32-yard field goal off the foot of Daniel Murray put Iowa up 3-0 in the first quarter.

Vandenberg, a redshirt freshman, started Saturday for the injured Ricky Stanzi.

Vandenberg was 20-33 passing for 232 yards. He had two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Meanwhile on the ground, Adam Robinson has 74 yards on 20 rushing attempts.

This game is for the Big Ten Title - the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes  are 9-2, 5-2 Big Ten while No. 10 Ohio State  is 9-2, 6-1.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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