Iowa finishes up its road schedule in one of the toughest venues in all of sports.
If Iowa comes into Columbus at 10-0, a lot obviously rides on this game.
If the Hawkeyes fail to run the table to this point, well, this slide show may have been a complete waste of time.
If the contest in East Lansing was a defensive battle, this will be a defensive nuclear apocalypse.
Both teams feature turnover producing defenses. The Hawks lead the Big Ten with plus eleven turnovers, while Ohio State sits in second with plus six.
The Buckeyes turn the ball over more than the Hawkeyes but what they lose they take back, plus seconds.
Both defenses feature plenty of star players.
Iowa safety Tyler Sash leads the Big Ten in interceptions (5). OSU defensive back Kurt Coleman is tied for second with Iowa safety Brett Greenwood and a host of others with three pics.
This game will be won partially through turnovers. Look for them to come through the air.
Statistically, the teams don't differ much. OSU gives up 13.1 points per game, while Iowa surrenders only 14.8. Iowa only gives up about 12 more yards of offense per game, too.
Don't look for either offense's statistics to be beautiful. That should go without saying.
To win the game, the Hawks need to have the better defense, not turn the ball over and squeak out a few points—preferably, not with two seconds remaining.