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Saturday, November 14, 2009
Iowa takes lead behind Vandenberg

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Think about this for a second. James Vandenberg, a redshirt freshman making his first career start in Ohio Stadium against one of the nation's best defenses, completed his first seven pass attempts.

And he should have completed the eighth.

Vandenberg made a great throw to the end zone on third-and-10 from the Ohio State 15-yard line. The ball hit Trey Stross right in the hands and should have been an Iowa touchdown. Interesting that Stross said this week that the experienced receivers would need to help out the young QB. Didn't happen there.

Vandenberg looks very poised so far, and his arm strength is obvious. He also has the ability to move in the pocket like Ricky Stanzi.

Iowa leads 3-0 and Ohio State's offense has done absolutely nothing so far. Why the Buckeyes don't run Terrelle Pryor once every three plays is beyond me.