COLUMBUS, Ohio -- James Vandenberg made his first major mistake of the game, and it proved costly.
Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan continued his tremendous season with his team-high fourth interception of the season. Homan read Vandenberg's eyes, dropped back in coverage and leaped for the ball. Just textbook coverage by the Buckeyes' linebacker.
The offense wasted no time in converting, as Brandon Saine scooted down the sideline for a 50-yard touchdown on the first play to put Ohio State ahead 23-10.
But these Hawkeyes just won't go away, as Derrell Johnson-Koulianos returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards to the end zone after dropping the ball. You don't see Ohio State's special teams break down too often, and DJK is having himself a heck of a game.
His return marked the fourth longest in Iowa history.
Buckeyes lead 24-17 with 10:56 left.