Iowa/PSU: A look at the Stats

This week, Iowa travels to State College, Penn. to play the Nittany Lions. On paper, these teams look very similar, with struggling offenses and top-notch defenses. Check out the stats here.


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Iowa Rush D: 85 ypg, (14/2)
Penn State Rush O: 164 ypg (49/T7)

Iowa Pass D: 182 ypg (27/3)
Penn State Pass O: 222 ypg (63/6)

Penn State Rush D: 87 ypg (15/3)
Iowa Rush O: 132 ypg (74/10)

Penn State Pass D: 178 ypg (22/2)
Iowa Pass O: 203 ypg (84/9)

Iowa sits +5 in turnover margin, tied with Michigan and Indiana for the league lead.

Iowa and Penn State are both in the top 3 in the Big Ten for total defense, and bottom 3 for total offense.

Penn State and Iowa are the 10th and 11th-ranked teams in the Big Ten with regards to number of first downs.

Penn State is the least penalized team in the Big Ten, by both yardage and number of flags. Iowa is #9, averaging over 30 yards more per game in penalties than the Lions.

Penn State's Derri Williams is the Big Ten leader in punt return average, with over 16 yards per punt. They also have the league's leading punter, with Jeremy Boone averaging 44.6 yards per kick, with a long of 70.

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