The Iowa Hawkeyes look to snap an eight game losing streak to Ohio State when the teams hook-up in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes not beaten the Buckeyes at home since 1983 and they are the only Big Ten team a Kirk Ferentz coached team has not defeated. Ferentz says it was “men against boys” in the first few meetings when he took over. He says he doesn’t know what would have happened in 2002 when Iowa had lost only one game but didn’t play OSU as the Buckeyes went on to win the national title. Ferentz says last year was a hard fought contest where Ohio State cashed in on opportunities and his team didn’t. Ferentz says the past will have nothing to do with what happens on Saturday. He says he doesn’t spend a lot of time dwelling on what happened four or five years ago, he says their goal now is to get into position to play well this week. Ferentz says the Hawks need to avoid mistakes on special teams which was costly in last year’s 19-10 loss in Columbus. He says when you play a team this good and talented, you have to execute and play to the best of your ability or you’ll get yourself in trouble. He says they made a few mistakes last year and paid dearly. Two teams needing a victory collide in Boulder tomorrow as Iowa State visits Colorado. The Cyclones are 0-2 in the Big-12 after losses to Oklahoma State and Texas A@M. The Buffaloes are also 0-2 in the league race. Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says Colorado is always well coached with good players and it’ll be a real challenge. He says Colorado always has great talent and this team is no different. He says he’s impressed with their quarterback and runningback and knows they’re a very dangerous team. McCarney says both teams are desperate for a win after losing their first two conference games. McCarney says there are no undefeated teams in the Big 12 North and he says it’s still up for grabs.
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