Through 1 Quarter
After a tough loss on the road their last time out, the Penn State Nittany Lions look much better today on their home turf. a victory is still up for grabs for either squad after one quarter, but Penn State is up 7-3 over the Iowa Hawkeyes
The Nittany Lions have enjoyed the tag-team combination of QB Will Levis and RB Keyvone Lee. The former has accumulated 38 passing yards in addition to picking up 44 yards on the ground, while the latter has punched in one rushing touchdown. Iowa has been led by RB Mekhi Sargent, who so far has picked up 42 yards on the ground on three carries.
Iowa @ Penn State
Current Records: Iowa 2-2; Penn State 0-4
What to Know
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Iowa Hawkeyes will face off in a Big Ten clash at 3:30 p.m. ET Nov. 21 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State staggers in desperate for their first win of the season.
The Nittany Lions came up short against the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week, falling 30-23. Penn State gained 203 more yards than Nebraska, but the latter made more effective use of their yardage. No one had a standout game offensively for Penn State, but they got scores from RB Devyn Ford and RB Keyvone Lee.
Special teams collected 11 points for Penn State. K Jake Pinegar delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, everything went Iowa's way against the Minnesota Golden Gophers last Friday as they made off with a 35-7 win. The oddsmakers were on the Hawkeyes' side, but they didn't give the team enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. Iowa's RB Tyler Goodson was one of the most active players for the squad, rushing for two TDs and 142 yards on 20 carries.
Iowa's defense was a presence as well, as it got past Minnesota's offensive line to sack QB Tanner Morgan four times total. Leading the way was DL Zach VanValkenburg and his three sacks. VanValkenburg now has 3.5 sacks this season.
Iowa's victory lifted them to 2-2 while Penn State's loss dropped them down to 0-4. We'll find out if Iowa can add another positive mark to their record or if Penn State can shake off the defeat and take the spring out of Iowa's step.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Beaver Stadium -- University Park, Pennsylvania
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Hawkeyes are a slight 1-point favorite against the Nittany Lions, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Hawkeyes slightly, as the game opened with the Hawkeyes as a 2.5-point favorite.
Penn State have won all of the games they've played against Iowa in the last six years.
- Oct 12, 2019 - Penn State 17 vs. Iowa 12
- Oct 27, 2018 - Penn State 30 vs. Iowa 24
- Sep 23, 2017 - Penn State 21 vs. Iowa 19
- Nov 05, 2016 - Penn State 41 vs. Iowa 14