It is very cold and windy in Iowa City. There were snow flurries several hours before the game but as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern the snow had stopped.
The wind is blowing hard from the left end zone (as you will look at the game on TV) to the right end zone.
Penn State came out anemic with a fumble recovered on the one-yard line. Iowa's Greene rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown capitalizing on PSU's miscue.
Iowa 7 Penn State 0
On the ensuing PSU possession Penn State mounted a drive on the legs of Royster, who had a series of hard-fought pickups. The Lions got down to the three yard line but the offensive line struggled and forced a field goal.
Iowa 7 Penn State 3
PSU forcedd a three and out for Iowa on the next drive.
On the next possession PSU put together a 10 play, 74 yard drive to score on an Evan Royster touchdown.
Penn State 10 Iowa 7
PSU forced another three and out on Iowa.
They mounted another long sustained drive for 69 yards resulting in a Kevin Kelly field goal.
Penn State 13 Iowa 7
On the next drive Iowa had some peculiar clock management and ended up with no points as the half closed out.
First Downs: PSU 18 IOWA 5
Total Yards: PSU 203 IOWA 70
Passing Yards: PSU 65 IOWA 22
Rushing Yards: PSU 138 IOWA 48
Total Plays: PSU 48 IOWA 17
Penalties: PSU 1/10 IOWA 2/12
Turnovers: PSU 0 IOWA 0
TOP: PSU 23:34 IOWA 6:26
Clark: 7/15, 65 yards, 5 carries for 6 yards
Royster: 17 carries for 65 yards, 1 TD
Williams: 8 carries for 47 yards, 3 catches, 26
Butler: 2 catches, 23 yards
Iowa managed to eek out a first down, but on the next play Stanzi's pass was intercepted by Sales on the Iowa 30 yard line.
PSU got down to the ten and settled for another field goal.
Penn State 16 Iowa 7
On the ensuing drive Iowa's passing game fired up with an eventual Stanzi touchdown pass.
Penn State 16 Iowa 14
The next PSU drives stalls.
On the next Iowa possession had a mishandled snap with a PSU recovery. Williams runs in for a 15-yard touchdown.
Penn State 23 Iowa 14
Penn State snuffed out the Iowa drive but traded a punt with Iowa. The Hawks got the ball with a short field on the PSU 44. Greene managed to punch in a touchdown.
Penn State 23 Iowa 21
Penn State's next drive was assisted by a 15-yard roughing the kicker penalty on the punt. Then with a Williams' 23-yard pass play to Shuler, but after a holding penalty Clark tossed an interception on 3rd and 24.
Iowa mounted a drive assisted by a questionable pass interference call on Scirrotto as he knocked down the ball. Iowa managed a field goal.
Iowa 24 Penn State 23