Stunned Buckeyes try to move on after debacle at Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two days after Ohio State’s stunning beat-down by unranked Iowa, coach Urban Meyer still didn’t have much to say publicly about how and why it happened. It’s possible he doesn’t have the answers.

Ohio State was outcoached, out-schemed and outplayed at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday as the then-No. 3 Buckeyes watched their national championship hopes dissipate amid a chaotic storm of turnovers, penalties and panic. The 55-24 loss marked the most points ever scored against a Meyer-coached team.

Saturday’s loss came a week after an exhilarating 39-38 win over Penn State put the Buckeyes back in the hunt for the College Football Playoff and thrust quarterback J.T, Barrett into the Heisman Trophy conversation. All that came crashing down in Iowa City.

At his news conference on Monday, Meyer shrugged off questions about play calling, player discipline and other weak links.

”I think Iowa played well, and we didn’t play very well,” he said, noting that everything is being evaluated.

”The question you have to ask is why. Not so much how, but why did it happen?” he said. ”Are we not practicing (efficiently)? Do we have the right people playing? All those types of things.”

Barrett followed up what was perhaps his most heroic collegiate game against Penn State with one of his worst. He

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