No. 1 Ohio State 38, No. 13 Iowa 17

Sept. 30, 2006

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Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz
On Drew Tate
“I bet there was some throws that he would like to have back, and there were some drops as well. You can’t make mistakes like that against a quality team like Ohio State.”

“It’s pretty much, choose your poison. Try to get to Troy (Smith) early and make him throw before his feet were set and he made some plays.”

On Drew Tate
“He’s probably his own worst critic and a little hard on himself, but he played tough all the way through.”

“The score was, probably like the Montana game, a little misleading and we had to work hard throughout.”

“I don’t coach at Ohio State, but from my vantage point this is the best they’ve played all year.”

Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel
On Turnovers
“Anytime you get a takeaway, it’s hard to even quantify how important turnovers are. We tried to talk about it as much as we could and they ended up being huge.”

“Tate is a guy that tries to make plays and our guys just hung in there. They made mistakes, we didn’t, and that’s why we’re the happy locker room.”

On Surving a tough September
“One of the great challenges that we talked about a lot was how brutal that September schedule was. We’ve played against some tough teams who brought all they could bring at us and all that does is make October more important.”

On handling adversity
“We handled the adversity of playing in a tough environment today. Now how we handle being successful with that 5-0 start is the question. We’re very capable.”

On Troy Smith
“He’s got a great grasp on what we’re trying to do and also what the other team is doing. And that’s what it’s about. He was in command the whole game and if he keeps getting better, we have a chance.”

Mitch King
“Any loss is a tough one. We made some key mistakes and they are a good football team and they jumped on them and capitalized. We are going to learn from this in the next five days. We are going to learn how we bounce back from something like this loss.”

Damian Sims
“Ohio State is the No. 1 team in the country and we knew that they were a good team. We knew that we couldn’t make a lot of mistakes and we had to play the best that we could play.”

Andy Brodell
On his touchdown
“We always want to try some plays that we have been working on during the week inside the ten, and that was one of the plays that worked for us. We finally made it work on fourth down.”

Kenny Iwebema
“A loss is always hard to deal with and we had the opportunities to make things happen and we didn’t capitalize.”

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