Penn State breaks Iowa's heart

It began past year against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who now have to worry about Stevens even more when they meet on Saturday inside Kinnick Stadium.

Orgeron said he "just wanted to give Myles a chance with the game on the line".

The 2016 Nittany Lions - beset by injuries to starting linebackers Nyeem Wartman White, Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda - gave up 131 points in the first four games to open the season: 13 to Kent State, 42 at Pitt, 27 to Temple and 49 to MI. But he also is turning in at least one Heisman highlight-reel play each week, and the visuals of his remarkable runs, insane footwork and leaps over defenders will earn him tons of votes.

"I expect it to be loud", tailback Saquon Barkley said. Temperatures in the 90s didn't make a lot of people want to venture outside. Here are some of your responses to the question, "What should I write about from this game?" A few hours later, another one did the same thing. Their fans are going to be right up against you. That 12th play was a heart-stopper, too - but we'll get to that in a bit. "We've got to get ready for the noise". The game was on ABC, which meant even folks who don't have cable or a satellite dish could watch it from the comfort of their living room without paying a Benjamin to sit in sweltering heat and strain to see anything from the 57th row of the south end zone. Six schools will open up the 2017, 9-game slate of conference games this weekend mixed in with Michigan State and Notre Dame trying to make the battle for the Megaphone Trophy Great Again.

Franklin had some fun talking about that.

Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley prepares to receive the snap from Hawkeyes center James Daniels during college football action against North Texas last Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. "I think it's awesome".

The Nittany Lions have prepared with plenty of loud music on the practice field this week, attempting to simulate the environment that will greet Penn State tonight.

Penn State players have been well reminded that they lost their first two games away from Beaver Stadium a year ago, with the Big Ten opener against MI turning into a 49-10 embarrassment.

Penn State's offense ultimately ran 99 plays and totaled 579 yards, while its defense limited Iowa to 273 yards on 45 plays. "I couldn't believe it happened", Johnson said. "The reality is we have a lot of players that weren't - that are playing for us now that weren't on the field". "You can see first-hand why they were the Big Ten champs previous year".

"That really is not a topic of conversation. They're very talented, and they play hard, and they're very well-coached".

"It's a tough loss for all of us", Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. I don't know what his numbers looked like but it's got to be ... There's a reason why they're in the top five right now.

He also cut and shook and plowed and accelerated and flat stopped his feet before restarting them, carrying the Lions' offense through a night of real struggle.

An early candidate for the Big Ten's game of the year solidified Penn State's status atop our power rankings this week.

The difference, for starters, was Barkley's greatness. "We have a little swagger to us".

The top running back prospect in the country is running all over a very strong Iowa defense, and he's doing it by creating and forcing missed tackles where he has no business doing so.

"I guess you can say that", the receiver said. "Our defense came out there with the crowd going wild, crazy, they have momentum - all that kind of stuff".

"How many has he missed now, two this year?" "I'll probably get yelled at while we're watching film, but I just turned around and watched the play", Bates said with a smile. "They've set the standard here, and we're just chasing them like everybody else is".

  • Leroy Wright