The three-time defending national champion Hawkeyes will bring their 71-dual unbeaten streak to Happy Valley to face Cael Sanderson's No. 1, undefeated Nittany Lions.
Penn State, off to their best season start in program history, blasted both No. 24 Pittsburgh 30-7 and No. 24 Indiana 36-8 (Intermat Rankings) this past weekend and have had the week off leading up to the Iowa contest.
Cael Sanderson's squad is a young one with No. 11 Brad Pataky (125 lbs., 7-2) as the sole senior in the starting lineup. The Lions boast seven underclassmen who are nationally-ranked in their respective weight classes.
Here are how the PSU and Iowa wrestlers stack up (rankings from Intermat):
No. 2 Matt McDonough - Iowa, So. (14-1)
No. 11 Brad Pataky - Penn State, Sr. (7-2)
No. 5 Andrew Long - Penn State, So. (6-0)
No. 10 Tony Ramos - Iowa, Fr. (11-3)
No. 5 Andrew Alton - Penn State, Fr. (24-2)
No. 15 Mark Ballweg - Iowa, So. (13-3)
No. 5 Frank Molinaro - Penn State, Jr. (19-2)
Matt Ballweg - Iowa, Sr. (2-3)
No. 3 David Taylor - Penn State, Fr. (25-0)
No. 14 Derek St. John - Iowa, Fr. (11-2)
No. 14 Aaron Janssen - Iowa, Sr. (15-4)
Jake Kemerer - Penn State, Fr. (13-7)
No. 2 Ed Ruth - Penn State, Fr. (23-1)
No. 13 Ethen Lofthouse - Iowa, Fr. (12-4)
No. 6 Quentin Wright - Penn State, So. (10-2)
No. 16 Grant Gambrall - Iowa, So. (12-4)
No. 14 Luke Lofthouse - Iowa, Sr. (11-3)
Nick Ruggear - Penn State, Fr. (14-7)
No. 5 Cameron Wade - Penn State, Jr. (21-3)
Blake Raising - Iowa, Jr. (10-3)
Iowa faces No. 18 Northwestern (15-1, 3-1) on the road Friday night before heading to Happy Valley.
The Penn State-Iowa match will air on the Big Ten Network on tape delay at 9:30 pm on Sunday and also at 7 pm on Tuesday.