Penn State is one point away from controlling their own destiny all the way to the playoff, but with a loss last weekend in Columbus they need some major help to get in.
Third-ranked Ohio State put itself back in position for a possible playoff berth with a wild comeback win over No. 7 Penn State last week. Barkley is unsafe on kick returns for Penn State, but when the Spartans have to punt, Jake Hartbarger can do a good job pinning an opponent back. The Nittany Lions were already up 35-27, and found themselves plodding down the field, converting third-downs and more.
Franklin and the Lions have not given any update on Bates' status for Saturday's game at Michigan State, though Franklin told reporters in State College after Wednesday's practice that it won't be a game-time decision. "What we're probably still working on is getting reps in terms of contingency plans. MI decided not to play that style, and we were able to get the ball behind them, create some explosive plays".
That game, along with the win over the Wolverines season, provides Iowa with a blueprint to build on for today's 2:30 p.m. game against Heisman hopeful J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes.
"Chasz Wright has been a starter off and on and has done some really good things over the a year ago", Franklin said.
Whether it's a block, a lengthy return or punts and kicks that go beyond the norm, the Hawkeyes need to find a way to create an edge in this segment of the game.
This is a time of year when Iowa traditionally has been at its best. Every single one of those plays.
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Before taking over at right tackle because of injuries to Wright and Andrew Nelson, Fries had taken plenty of practice reps at left tackle as Bates' backup, "so it's not a huge adjustment", he said.
Michigan State has played mostly tight, low-scoring games of late - and that includes the Northwestern game, which was high-scoring only because of the overtimes.
That means the Lions' interior should be the same on Saturday with Steven Gonzalez and Mahon flanking Connor McGovern. I also think the best and definitely hottest team in the conference is two loss Arizona. And it was even better to see the helmets.
Ohio State has been insane good this season when it comes to getting points from inside the 20-yard line. Iowa will challenge Ohio State with a pro-style look, a first this season, and how well the Buckeyes handle the inside and outside zone plays that are a staple of the Hawkeye offense will have a say in Iowa's chances of creating an alternative outcome. As usual, the Hawkeyes have a good offensive line, and they won't be totally overwhelmed by OSU's fearsome defensive line. "So everything is magnified". Are you going to be able to do that consistently down the field against us? We're going to stick to our process. "The padding on these helmets is a lot more comfortable and soft that the ones we usually wear". But Matt McGloin will play for Bill O'Brien once again. While these are two intriguing matchups, the coaching and consistency of coach Saban and his team will allow them to prevail and lock them in at the top spot. The Houston Chronicle first reported the deal. Eighty-plus plays is bad news for the Hawkeyes.
That left Houston with an immediate need at quarterback.
The Buckeyes' first visit to Kinnick Stadium comes right after an emotion-filled effort against second-ranked Penn State last week which saw a 21-point fourth quarter lead Ohio State to a come-from-behind 39-38 win over the Nittany Lions. "They're running backs are fast and make plays that if you miss, they can make you look pretty foolish if you make a mistake". He was cut at the end of training camp.
Tuesday night the top 6 teams were as follows: Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State.