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#3 Penn State Nittany Lions 9-0 (5-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes 5-4 (2-3)

Television: ABC/ESPN Reverse Mirror
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Interesting Notes (AKA, stuff to make you sound cool at your tailgate)

  • Penn State leads the overall series 11-9, but Iowa has won 6 of the last 8 meetings, including five straight from 2000-2004.
  • Joe Paterno was born in 1926, less than a month after the death of Harry Houdini, when gas was 18 cents per gallon.
  • Kirk Ferentz went to high school in Upper St. Clair, PA, about 3 hours from State College.
  • In his career, Evan Royster hasn't carred the ball more than 21 times. This year, he hasn't carried it more than 19 times. He has been held under 100 yards 4 times this season.
  • Among the top 19 scoring defense teams, Iowa has allowed the most field goals, with 12. Penn State has allowed 8.
  • Daryll Clark went to high school at Ursuline High Schooil in Youngstown, Ohio. He faced at least two current Hawkeyes in his senior year. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and Cardinal-Mooney won their match-up 55-27 and Bradley Fletcher and Liberty won their match-up 6-0.


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