Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-0; 0-0 Big Ten East) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0; 0-0 Big Ten West)
7:30 p.m. ET, September 23, 2017--ABC
Kinnick Stadium (Capacity: 70,585 / Iowa City, IA)
Note: All of the above rankings are taken directly from the NCAA except for strength of schedule, which is not ranked by the NCAA and instead taken from Team Rankings; it will be taken from S&P+ when that site has them up (after week 7).
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 wrong that the plethora of Lion’s head logos makes me nervous?
It’s still, really, too early to judge much in these numbers; three games is a small sample size. But even with added categories in this feature, none of these numbers are incredibly surprising - the defense are ball hawks and big play kings, and the offense is exciting - but horrible on third downs and in time of possession. The fact that the defensive numbers are so good and they’ve still been on the field over 35 minutes per game is not just remarkable, it’s downright great.
What say you all?