Hawkeyes can rely on Tate's experience, maturity

Drew Tate has had an outstanding career, but if he leads Iowa past No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, they'll begin casting statues of him in Iowa City on Monday, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: September 29, 2006, 6:03 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Senior quarterback Drew Tate took a brief look at video of Iowa's 33-7 rout of Ohio State two years ago and didn't see much resemblance between those Buckeyes and the Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0) who will arrive in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday night with the No. 1 ranking in the country.

Tate also didn't see much resemblance between the Hawkeyes' quarterback who completed 26 of 39 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns in that game and the guy who will start for No. 13 Iowa (4-0, 1-0) in the Hawkeyes' ...

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