Jody Victor®: No. 10/8 Ohio State vs. No. 15/13 Iowa

Jody Victor: This Saturday's game is at home in Columbus in Ohio Stadium. The game will be televised live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. Some stats before kickoff.

* This is the 62nd meeting in the series; OSU leads 44-14-3

* Ohio State can clinch a share of its fifth straight Big Ten championship with a win

* Ohio State's defense has allowed just eight touchdowns over its past 35 quarters of play

* The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in total defense, rushing defense and turnover margin

* Ohio State leads the Big Ten in scoring at 29.0 ppg and is second in rushing at 184.8 ypg in Big Ten games

* Ohio State's all-time Big Ten record now stands at 455-190-28 (69.6 percent) – the best percentage of any Big Ten school

* Ohio State ranks among the NCAA Top 10 in four defensive categories

* Four Buckeyes are on the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic all-district team

* The Buckeyes have won 84 games since 2002, the fourth best among FBS schools

The Hawkeyes (9-1, 5-1) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday losing 17-10 at home to Northwestern. In the process, Iowa also lost its starting quarterback, junior Ricky Stanzi, to an ankle injury. Redshirt freshman James Vandenberg will most likely get the nod this week. Despite the loss, Iowa remains in the hunt for the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

This will be the 62nd meeting between Iowa and Ohio State in a series that began in 1922. The Buckeyes have a 44-14-3 lead thus far and are 27-8-1 in all games played in Columbus. Ohio State has won 10 of the last 11 games dating back to 1992. Iowa's 33-7 win in 2004 in Iowa City snapped an eight-game OSU winning streak. The Buckeyes won the last meeting, 38-17, in Iowa City during the 2006 campaign.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor