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January 24 2018, 01:56 | Sammy Rose
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Tommy Stevens will take over as Penn State's starting quarterback eventually.
The Nittany Lions wunderkind was out-of-this-world on a magical night in Iowa City, leading No. 4 Penn State to a heart-stopping 21-19 win that saw the winning points scored on a seven-yard TD pass with no time left from Trace McSorley to Juwan Johnson. His misses in this one came from 41 yards out in the 31 yards out in the second quarter and from 31 yards out in the fourth quarter with 2:42 left. PSU had given him about 16 touches per game this season heading into Week 4, but he was more than up to the challenge of toting the rock more than twice as much.
Luke Falk, QB Washington State - The senior completed 37-of-48 passes for 478 yards and five touchdowns in a blowout win over Nevada. He caught 12 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
Barkley rushed for 211 yards and a touchdown in the 21-19 Nittany Lion victory.
By the end of the night, he had 358 all-purpose yards - 305 of them were on offense. Josey Jewell recovered. The Hawkeyes moved into field-goal territory where the offense stalled.
"A couple of times we picked them up, when Trace had that fumble and they blocked our field goals", Cabinda said.
The first half was a particular slog.
The Hawkeyes are going to want to control the clock to limit the chances Penn State's offense to score if they have any shot and that is going to start with Nathan Stanley, Akrum Wadley and Co.to keep the chains moving.
Iowa had won its past three games against top-five teams at home, including a 2008 win over Penn State in which it kicked a last-second field goal to ruin the Nittany Lions' undefeated season.
Franklin brought up the topic of Kinnick Stadium's storied pink locker rooms during his weekly news conference of Tuesday, calling it one of the "cooler, historical kind of thing in college football from a tradition standpoint".
Watch that video with the sound on, and you can hear the life get sucked out of Kinnick Stadium.
In their only Big Ten game to date, IN played Ohio State IN its 2017 season opener and lost 49-21.
Picked among the Big Ten West favorites, Nebraska instead is 1-2 with losses to OR and Northern Illinois and a narrow win over Arkansas State.
Penn State guard Brendan Mahon, who sat out Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, will be back in action this week, Franklin said. It was the most points allowed by a Penn State defense over the first four games in the Big Ten era and the second-most in Penn State history. Iowa is a very good football team, and the Nittany Lions took their best shot and outlasted them - even if it took them each of the 60 minutes on Saturday night to do so. Offensively, Iowa is averaging 33 points and 398.3 yards per game.
Penn State football tickets are on sale now. That pick, which came late in the first half, led to a touchdown that gave Iowa a 7-5 lead at the half. McSorley connected with Saeed Blacknall on a quick slant to the left for 6 yards and a first down. Having your star running back tote the rock 28 times is a good start.
Penn State hasn't visited Iowa since 2012, when Bill O'Brien was still coach, and none of the current players have ever played there.