7:30 p.m. ET, November 5, 2016--BTN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282 / University Park, PA)
The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
Is it me, or does this Iowa team look - on paper, at least - like PSU 2015 but with better special teams? I mean, look at those offensive numbers and the sack rate...and the defensive numbers (but not as good as Penn State's last year).
Iowa is very good in the red zone, so if the Lions can keep them out of the red zone, the day should be long for the Hawkeyes. Neither team appears to want the ball very long, but Penn State is trending up and can score very quickly without a lot of first downs - as evidenced by the 5 points per game and 50 yards per game on offense, but a very similar time of possession.
The home field advantage is big in this one, as is PSU's defense trending up. Coach Chaos' boys have got to be foaming at the lips at this opportunity.