IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team did it again on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, but this time the victim was Ohio State instead of Michigan.
Unranked Iowa stomped No. 3-ranked Ohio State 55-24 for its first victory over the Buckeyes since 2004. Michigan also was ranked third in 2016 when Iowa won 14-13 on a last-second field goal by Keith Duncan.
Iowa got off to a fast start when sophomore free safety Amani Hooker returned an interception for a 30-yard touchdown on the first play of the game.
The two teams would trade scores to tie the game at 17-17, but Iowa exploded for a 21-point second quarter and never looked back.
Sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley threw five touchdown passes for the second time this season to help lead Iowa to bowl eligibility for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons.
Four of Stanley's touchdown passes went to either redshirt freshman tight end T.J. Hockenson or sophomore tight end Noah Fant.
The two tight ends also combined for 125 yards receiving on nine catches as it appeared that Ohio State did not have an answer for them.
Iowa improved to 3-3 in Big Ten play and 6-3 overall on the season and faces Wisconsin next Saturday in Madison, Wis. at 2:30 p.m.
Here are video interviews of select Iowa players after Saturday's win.