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This may have been a crushing blow to the Big Ten’s chances at getting into the College Football Playoff.

No. 6 Ohio State lost on Saturday, falling 55-24 to Iowa. It was Iowa’s first win over Ohio State since 2004.

The key point in this game was the ejection of Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa in the second quarter. Bosa was ejected for targeting on Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley, and after the ejection, the floodgates just opened for the Iowa offense. The Hawks scored 31 unanswered points after the ejection, amassing a 48-17 lead early in the fourth quarter.

After finishing the Penn State game by completing 16 consecutive passes, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett turned in an awful performance against the Iowa defense. Barrett threw four picks on the day, including one early in the fourth quarter that just killed any chance of an Ohio State comeback.

With the loss, Ohio State likely falls out of the conversation for the College Football Playoff, and it could kill the Big Ten’s chances altogether. Ohio State now has two losses, as does Penn State with their loss to Michigan State on Saturday.

Looks like all hope shifts to Wisconsin for the Big Ten.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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