Iowa quarterback Drew Tate says the Hawkeyes will need to limit mistakes if they hope to down top ranked Ohio State. The Buckeyes returned two interceptions for touchdowns in last weeks victory over Penn State. Tate says that’s a typical Ohio State defense, forcing turnovers, and taking advantage of the turnovers.
Tate says mistakes must be kept to a minimum. He says if you look at the Penn State game, the mistakes were a huge part. Tate says you have to sustain drives and stay away from stupid penalties.
With the ESPN Gameday coming to Iowa City this game is Iowa’s biggest in years and Tate says the players should enjoy it. Tate says it’s a huge game for the program and for the state. He says it’s also a huge game for the Buckeyes as they’re ranked number one. Tate says the outside stuff is mostly for the fans and the team just needs to execute.
Two years ago Tate’s arm led the Hawks to a lopsided victory over Ohio State in Iowa City but he says it will take a total team effort. He says it will take the whole team, and he says if he plays within himself and doesn’t turn the ball over, then they’ll have success. Tate says the Iowa offense isn’t built so the quarterback does everything.