Going into Saturday's matchup, Penn State and Iowa are almost in two completely different situations on the field, and yet they're kind of similar.
The Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) are coming off a bye week in which they allowed players like Bill Belton and Nyeem Wartman heal up.
The Lions headed into the bye following a thrilling and trademark victory over then-ranked Northwestern, 39-28. With that, they extended their winning streak to four straight games and should be abound with confidence.
On the other hand, the Hawkeyes (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) should be feeling just "alright" about themselves at this point.
Although they're are coming off an overtime winner against Michigan State at Spartan Stadium, Iowa could probably be in a better position.
Not only did its offense sputter against a instantly-lowly Spartans (i.e. James Vandenberg), but also, its two losses against Iowa State and Central Michigan probably shouldn't have happened.
However, both teams are undefeated in the Big Ten thus far, and Saturday should be a grind-it-out bloodbath.
Let's take a look at the upcoming prime-time game.