Iowa Starts Big Ten play Saturday against Penn State

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Iowa Starts Big Ten play Saturday against Penn State
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Overview

#17 ranked Iowa opens their Big Ten Conference schedule at home against #22 ranked Penn State. Both teams have been ranked in the top 25 since pre-season. Iowa has won the last two meetings and five out of the last eight meetings. The last meeting in Iowa City came down to a game winning Field Goal by Murray as Iowa squeaked by Penn State 24 – 23.

Series

The series is tied 11 – 11.
Last Meeting: Sept. 26th, 2009 – Iowa 21, Penn State 10 at Happy Valley
Tiger Hawk Blog’s Power Rankings: Iowa – Fourth, Penn State – Sixth

Star Players to watch

Penn State
RB Evan Royster (297 yards, 1 TD)
QB Rob Bolden (68-113, 823 yards, 3 TDs)

Iowa
QB Ricky Stanzi (66-99, 999 yards, 9 TDs)
RB Adam Robinson (385 yards, 6 TDs)
WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (17-270 yards, 3 TDs)
DE Mike Daniels (3 sacks for 25 yards)

Injury Report

RB Jewel Hampton – out for the season
LB Bruce Davis – out for the season
RB Paki O’mears – concussion with limited practice
K Danniel Murray – muscle strain

Prediction

Iowa 34 – Penn State 14

 

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