The last time Penn State faced Iowa, the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. That was Penn State’s fifth straight loss to start last season, but since then, both teams have been among the best in college football.
Iowa has won 11 straight games and ranks third in this year’s matchup with Penn State, while the Nittany Lions have won nine in a row and are ranked 4. Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between two top-fives. Teams of the Big Ten that have not called themselves Michigan or Ohio State since 1962.
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The 31st meeting between the two schools is arguably the biggest game in recent years for Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The No. 3 ranking is the highest on the program since it was ranked No. 3 in Week 12 of the 2015 season. An Iowa win would likely give the Hawkeyes a clear shot at the Big Ten West division title. and a spot in the Big Ten title game, which could later lead to a playoff spot.
A loss at Iowa would reinforce the narrative that Ferentz cannot beat Penn State at home, as the Nittany Lions have won each of their last three games at Kinnick Stadium. I would also suggest that Iowa moved up the rankings due to an easy schedule.
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Penn State leads the all-time series 17-13, and the Nittany Lions have scored an average of 24.1 points per game against the Hawkeyes and defeated them by an average of 6.5 points.
Sporting News is tracking live score updates and highlights from Penn State vs. Iowa on Saturday. Follow here for the full results of Week 6’s college football game.
Penn State vs. Iowa score
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Penn State vs. Iowa live updates, highlights
Live updates will begin around 4 p.m. ET.
What channel is Penn State vs. Iowa today?
- Television channel: Fox
- Transmission: Fox Sports app, fuboTV
Penn State vs. Iowa will air live on Fox beginning at 4 p.m. ET. You can stream the game through the Fox Sports app or fuboTV, offering a free seven-day trial.
Gus Johnson will handle play-by-play duties, and Joel Klatt will serve as color commentator. Jenny Taft will report from the bench.
Penn State vs. Iowa start time
- Date: Saturday October 9
- Kick off: 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT
The game will begin at 4 pm ET from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. The last time the two teams met at Kinnick Stadium, Penn State won by a final score of 17-12.
Penn State Schedule 2021
|Play||Adversary||Date / Result|
|1||@ Wisconsin||Wed, 10-16|
|2||against the ball state||W, 44-13|
|3||against Auburn||Wed, 28-20|
|4||against Villanova||Wed, 38-17|
|5||against Indiana||W, 24-0|
|6||@ Iowa||October 9|
|7||against Illinois||October 23|
|8||@ Ohio State||30th of October|
|9||@ Maryland||November 6th|
|10||against Michigan||November 13|
|eleven||against Rutgers||November 20|
|12||@ State of Michigan||November 27|
Iowa Schedule 2021
|Play||Adversary||Date / Result|
|1||against Indiana||W, 34-6|
|2||@ State of Iowa||Wed, 27-17|
|3||against Kent State||Wed, 30-7|
|4||against the state of Colorado||Wed, 24-14|
|5||@ Maryland||W, 51-14|
|6||against Penn State||October 9|
|7||against Purdue||October 16|
|8||@ Wisconsin||30th of October|
|9||@ Northwest||November 6th|
|10||against Minnesota||November 13|
|eleven||against Illinois||November 20|
|12||@ Nebraska||November 27|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.