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Iowa drive goes for naught

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Iowa made the type of statement it needed to at the start of the second half, and yet the Hawkeyes still came up empty.

Daniel Murray's miss on a 22-yard field-goal attempt certainly could come back to haunt Iowa, which marched downfield but couldn't convert a first-and-goal situation. Quarterback James Vandenberg needs to start taking some heat off of his passes. Arm strength is great, but Vandenberg needs to show more touch in the red zone. He did execute the play-action to perfection and hit Derrell Johnson-Koulianos for a 55-yard gain.

Iowa can't squander many more chances in Ohio State's end of the field.