The last time Penn State faced Iowa, the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. That was Penn State’s fifth straight loss to start last season, but since then, both teams have been among the best in college football.
Iowa has won 11 straight games and is ranked No. 3 going into this year’s showdown with Penn State, while the Nittany Lions have won nine straight games and are ranked 4. Saturday’s game will be their first meeting. between two top five. Big Ten teams not named Michigan or Ohio State since 1962.
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The 31st meeting between the two schools is arguably the biggest game in recent years for Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The No. 3 ranking is the highest on the program since it was ranked No. 3 in Week 12 of the 2015 season. An Iowa win would likely give the Hawkeyes a clear shot at the Big Ten West division title. and a spot in the Big Ten title game, which could later lead to a playoff spot.
A loss at Iowa would reinforce the narrative that Ferentz cannot beat Penn State at home, as the Nittany Lions have won each of their last three games at Kinnick Stadium. I would also suggest that Iowa moved up the rankings due to an easy schedule.
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Penn State leads the all-time series 17-13, and the Nittany Lions have scored an average of 24.1 points per game against the Hawkeyes and defeated them by an average of 6.5 points.
Sporting News is tracking live score updates and highlights from Penn State vs. Iowa on Saturday. Follow here for the full results of Week 6’s college football game.
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Penn State vs. Iowa score
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Penn State vs. Iowa live updates, highlights
4:18 pm: IOWA FIELD GOAL. Penn State limits the damage at starting INT and Iowa nails a 34-yard field goal for the opening points of the game. Iowa 3, Penn State 0.
4:17 pm: On third down, the Penn State defense drops Petras by a sack. Loss of 9 yards on the play and Iowa lines up for the field goal.
4:15 pm: IOWA INTERCEPTION. Iowa brings pressure and with Sean Clifford backed to his own end zone, he throws a pick and the Hawkeyes take over the depths of Penn State territory.
4:13 pm: The Penn State defense holds and Iowa is three in their first series. Hawkeyes punts and Penn State takes control at his own 2-yard line.
4:08 pm: Tyler Goodson takes off a great run for 9 yards and at Iowa’s third and 1 QB, Spencer Petras takes it for the first down.
4:04 pm: Iowa will start the game with the ball on its 25th when Penn State kicks it for a touchback.
What channel is Penn State vs. Iowa today?
- Television channel: Fox
- Transmission: Fox Sports app, fuboTV
Penn State vs. Iowa will air live on Fox beginning at 4 p.m. ET. You can stream the game through the Fox Sports app or fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Gus Johnson will handle play-by-play duties, and Joel Klatt will serve as color commentator. Jenny Taft will report from the bench.
Penn State vs. Iowa start time
- Date: Saturday October 9
- Kick off: 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT
The game will begin at 4 pm ET from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. The last time the two teams met at Kinnick Stadium, Penn State won by a final score of 17-12.
Penn State Schedule 2021
|Play||Adversary||Date / Result|
|1||@ Wisconsin||Wed, 10-16|
|2||against the ball state||W, 44-13|
|3||against Auburn||Wed, 28-20|
|4||against Villanova||Wed, 38-17|
|5||against Indiana||W, 24-0|
|6||@ Iowa||October 9|
|7||against Illinois||October 23|
|8||@ Ohio State||30th of October|
|9||@ Maryland||November 6th|
|10||against Michigan||November 13|
|eleven||against Rutgers||November 20|
|12||@ State of Michigan||November 27|
Iowa Schedule 2021
|Play||Adversary||Date / Result|
|1||against Indiana||W, 34-6|
|2||@ State of Iowa||Wed, 27-17|
|3||against Kent State||Wed, 30-7|
|4||against the state of Colorado||Wed, 24-14|
|5||@ Maryland||W, 51-14|
|6||against Penn State||October 9|
|7||against Purdue||October 16|
|8||@ Wisconsin||30th of October|
|9||@ Northwest||November 6th|
|10||against Minnesota||November 13|
|eleven||against Illinois||November 20|
|12||@ Nebraska||November 27|