Iowa only FBS team that hasn't allowed rushing TD
Urban Meyer: We're trying to find a way to run the ball vs. Iowa
Penn State had two short rushing touchdowns against Michigan Saturday, leaving Iowa as the only one of the 123 unconditional FBS teams that has not allowed a rushing score this season.
"We've got to find a way to win this Saturday and it's not easy," Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer said Monday about his team's game against the Hawkeyes Saturday in Columbus. "We've been in there for two weeks trying to find a way how to run the ball against this defense. They're 12th in scoring defense, in the top 10 in rushing defense, very good players and all that."
Iowa is eighth in rushing defense, allowing 88.5 yards per game. It is tied for 12th in scoring defense, at 16.8 points allowed per game. It's tied for seventh in red zone defense at 66.7 percent, allowing six scores in nine red-zone tries. Only one of those six scores was a touchdown.
National Leaders in Fewest Rushing Touchdowns Allowed
Iowa 0 6
Louisville 1 6
Florida State 1 5
Alabama 2 6
Michigan 2 6
Ohio State 3 6
East Carolina 3 6
Notre Dame 3 6
BYU 3 6
Oklahoma State 3 5