The Hawks bolted out to a 23-0 first half lead before Penn State could muster a score. Iowa rode Fred Russell's quick feet and Brad Banks strong arm to take an early commanding lead. The tide started to turn when myopic officials committed a horrible homer call on a Penn State fumble complete with an Iowa pickup and touchdown run. Replays showed that the men in stripes had made a grievous error. What should have been an Iowa 30-0 lead was whittled down as the Iowa defense finally remitted for a Nittany Lion score. Nate Kaeding added an Iowa record 55-yard field goal for an Iowa halftime lead of 26-7!
Penn State was rejuvenated by their sudden stroke of luck and came out energized after halftime. However, not until after the Hawks had continued scoring to build a 35-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Then lightning struck for the Nittany Lions similar to the late touchdown rallies inspired by Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame.
During the overtime period, the quickness of CJ Jones prevailed and enabled him to score on a simple look in pass from Brad Banks. The Hawk defense then held on for the win against the 12th ranked Nittany Lions.
Now it's Purdue's passing attack coming to Iowa City to challenge the Norm Parker defense. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. next Saturday.
1 2 3 4 OT T
Iowa 17 9 9 0 7 42
PSU 0 7 6 22 0 35
First Quarter Iowa - Td, C.J. Jones 4 yd pass From Brad Banks (Nate Kaeding Kick), 5:26. Iowa 7-0 Iowa - Fg, Nate Kaeding 47 Yd, 10:09. Iowa 10-0 Iowa - Td, Fred Russell 20 yd run (Nate Kaeding Kick), 11:14. Iowa 17-0
Second Quarter Iowa - Td, Ed Hinkle 22 yd pass From Brad Banks (Pat Blocked), 8:56. Iowa 23-0 Penn St - Td, Bryant Johnson 28 yd pass From Zack Mills (Robbie Gould Kick), 13:35. Iowa 23-7 Iowa - Fg, Nate Kaeding 55 Yd, 15:00. Iowa 26-7
Third Quarter Penn St - Td, Larry Johnson 1 yd run (Pat Blocked), 4:28. Iowa 26-13 Iowa - Two-Point Defensive Conversion, D.J. Johnson 99 yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 4:28. Iowa 28-13 Iowa - Td, Maurice Brown 54 yd pass From Brad Banks (Nate Kaeding Kick), 7:57. Iowa 35-13
Fourth Quarter Penn St - Td, Larry Johnson 36 yd pass From Zack Mills (Robbie Gould Kick), 7:47. Iowa 35-20 Penn St - Td, Tony Johnson 44 yd pass From Zack Mills (Chris Ganter run For Two-Point Conversion), 11:09. Iowa 35-28 Penn St - Td, Bryant Johnson 8 yd pass From Zack Mills (Robbie Gould Kick), 13:40. Iowa 35-35
OT Iowa - Td, C.J. Jones 6 yd pass From Brad Banks (Nate Kaeding Kick), Iowa 42-35
Team StatisticsIOWA PENN ST
First downs 20 25 Rushed-yards 49-209 27-54 Passing yards 261 399 Sacked-yards lost 2-3 3-21 Return yards 90 33 Passes 18-30-2 23-44-2 Punts 7-390 7-423 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-yards 9-84 4-32 Time of possession 37:00 23:00
Rushing IOWA Fred Russell 35-142, Brad Banks 8-41, Jermelle Lewis 4-18, Edgar Cervantes 2-8. PENN ST Larry Johnson 18-68, Michael Robinson 4-MINUS 2, -Team 1-MINUS 2, Zack Mills 4-MINUS 10.
IOWA Brad Banks 18-30-261- 2. PENN ST Zack Mills 23-44-399- 2.
IOWA Maurice Brown 4-100, Dallas Clark 4-88, C. J. Jones 7-46, Ed Hinkle 2-28, Tony Jackson 1-MINUS 1. PENN ST Bryant Johnson 7-132, Tony Johnson 4-111, Larry Johnson 6-93, Casey Williams 4-48, Robbie Gould 1-14, Sean McHugh 1-1.