Kirk Ferentz had high praise Tuesday for his upcoming opponent.

The head coach of the Hawkeyes talked about Ohio State’s explosive offense ahead of Saturday’s matchup. Ferentz talked highly of Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud and his receivers, as well as the offensive line that protects him.


Stroud has been a front-runner for the Heisman this season and has already picked up 1,737 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season.

Ohio State’s offense is one of the best in the country, averaging 48.8 points per game on its way to a 6-0 start.

On the flip side, Iowa’s offense has been slow this season. The Hawkeyes have one of the worst offenses in the country, averaging just 14.7 points per game. Iowa will have to lean on its defense if it wants a chance at upsetting the No. 2 team in college football.

The Hawkeyes and Buckeyes kick off at noon ET on Saturday.