Iowa, coming off a tough loss at home to Indiana at Kinnick, rolled into State College looking to bounce back. Iowa took the opening kick down into Penn State territory, with Austin Signor hitting a 45 yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes up 3-0. Two drives later, Penn State had first and goal at the 5, before the Hawkeyes picked off a pass to end the threat.
Penn State put together two scoring TD drives, late in the first and in the middle of the second quarters to put Iowa behind the 8 ball with an 11 point lead going into the half.
They added to their lead in the first half on a Kevin Kelly field goal, putting the Lions up 17-3. The Hawkeye offense awoke from its slumber in the third quarter, with a 19 yard touchdown strike to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. After another three-and-out, the Hawkeyes hit quickly with a 53-yard pass down the sideline to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, giving him his second score of the day.
With 2:00 left in the game, Kevin Kelly hit a 49 yard field goal to put the Lions up 20-17. The Hawkeyes couldn't quite pull out the win, however, falling 20-17 after failing to convert a fourth down near midfield.
Iowa - Austin Signor 45 yard FG, 3-0
PSU – Anthony Morelli to Derrick Williams, 30 yard TD pass, 3-7
PSU – Austin Scott, 1 yd TD run, 3-14
PSU – Kevin Kelly 22 yard FG, 3-17
Iowa – Jake Christensen to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, 19 yard TD pass, 10-17
Iowa – Jake Christensen to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, 53 yard TD pass, 17-17
PSU – Kevin Kelly 49 yard FG
Jake Christensen – 17-32, 270 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Albert Young – 24 att, 39 yards
Derrell Johnson Koulianos – 4 receptions for 93 yards, 2 TD
Paul Chaney – 3 receptions for 56 yards
Tom Busch: 3 recrptions for 21 yards
Brandon Myers – 2 receptions for 33 yards
Mike Humpal – 8 tackles, 1 tfl
Bryan Mattison – 8 tackles, 4 tfl, 1 sack
Mitch King – 6 tackles, 5 tfl, 1 sack
Brett Greenwood – 4 tackles, 2 picks
AJ Edds – 6 tackles, 1 INT
Jordan Bernstine – 3 tackles, 1 tfl, 1 int