Buckeyes run game returns

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When you run 17 plays and take 8:40 off the clock, you want a touchdown. But Ohio State will settle for a game-tying Devin Barclay field goal.

Ohio State's offensive line really stepped up on the drive, imposing their will against the Iowa defensive front. Running back Dan "Boom" Herron got into a nice little rhythm and had a 9-yard run as Ohio State pushed the pile downfield. But once again, the red zone proved to be the Buckeyes' downfall as they couldn't get in the end zone.

I'm continually puzzled why Ohio State doesn't call more designed runs for Terrelle Pryor. Bad ankle or not, the guy is dynamic when he runs the ball to the outside, and Iowa has never faced him before.

This game is flying by, and every possession will count today at The Shoe.