The Iowa offense decided to stay in Iowa City once again. The defense managed to travel with the team to Columbus, however.

Iowa forced Ohio State into settling for 4 field goals on drives that all started in Iowa territory. The defense also forced C.J. Stroud into fumbling the ball which resulted in a defensive touchdown.

Fans began harping on how having Spencer Petras in the game wasn’t fair to the defense since they were playing so well. Petras had 2 interceptions and 1 fumble in the first half. One of those interceptions by Petras was a pick-6 for Ohio State.

Iowa fans can only imagine how much closer the game would be had Petras not made those early mistakes. Iowa went into halftime down 26-10. The noise is going to get even louder from the anti-Petras crowd after this performance.

Here’s how the fans reacted to the defense’s play: