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Penn State to Face Iowa and Rutgers in Prime Time Kickoffs

The Lions home game versus Iowa and visit to Rutgers will both be evening affairs on BTN.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

A week after ESPN released its slate of Big Ten prime time games, including Penn State's home date with Ohio State, BTN has released its schedule of night games. That includes Penn State's November 5 game against the defending Big Ten West Champion Iowa Hawkeyes and alleged Big Ten East member Rutgers.

This will mark the first time PSU will play in prime time in November, as the Big Ten has eliminated their previous rule prohibiting start times after 3:30 in the season's final month. The Hawkeyes' visit will also be the second straight home night game, with the Lions visiting Purdue the week between the OSU and Iowa games. The visit to Piscataway will mark the third straight night start between the Scarlet Knights and Nittany Lions.

The Iowa game will be Kirk Ferentz's first visit to Happy Valley since dropping a 14-3 game to Penn State in 2011 and the first game between the two schools since PSU's dominant 38-14 win in Iowa City the following season. The Lions return to Rutgers for the first time since the dramatic 13-10 last minute come from behind win in 2014.