Penn State Game at Iowa Announced as 7:30 Kickoff on ABC

By RLR Staff on September 11, 2017 at 11:27 am
Nov 5, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Tommy Stevens (2) falls back into the end zone for a touchdown against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Iowa 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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The last time Penn State ventured west to Kinnick Stadium, Bill O'Brien's squad thumped the Hawkeyes 38-14 under the lights. James Franklin will look to make it two straight primetime victories in Iowa City when the Nittany Lions return on September 23. The Big Ten opener for both teams was announced as a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC this morning.

After years of struggles vs. the Hawkeyes, the Lions are now owners of a three game winning streak against Kirk Ferentz' squad. The last two, in particular, have not been close. 

In 2012, Matt McGloin, Bill Belton, and the Nittany Lion offense lit up the Hawkeyes for 504 yards en route to a 24-point victory that was never that close.

In Iowa's return to Happy Valley in 2016, things were not much better for the visitors, as they fell 41-14 and gave up 599 yards of offense, 359 of which came on the ground via Saquon Barkley, and Tommy Stevens

 

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