Penn St. Nittany Lions (5-2; 2-2 Big Ten East) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (5-1; 2-1 Big Ten West)
3:30 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018--ESPN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 106,579 / 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.
This feels like the worst matchup, statistically, all season.
Iowa’s strengths are Penn State’s strengths, for the most part - and weaknesses are against the weaknesses. So what does that portend for this week?
Well, likely not so much - Michigan State was the number one rush defense in the land before facing the Nittany Lions, and after the game their yards per game more than doubled. But they won the game.
If the Penn State coaches give the ball to Miles Sanders, he should be able to get his yards - but will that be enough? This is the best-coached-special teams PSU will have faced all year, and they need to be on guard. Here’s hoping they snap back at home before a tough matchup in Michigan.