Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes, Big Ten Conference game. The Nittany Lions seek to continue expanding the perfect record they have so far. Penn State doesn’t know what it is to lose this season, much less at the conference. The Hawkeyes are not suffered the first defeat a week ago, but at home the team is undefeated without losses. But the home team has not won against the Nittany Lions since 2010.
Penn State Nittany Lions: Looking for another victory.
The Nittany Lions have a positive record with five overall wins. The first three victories of the season were against Idaho 79-7, Buffalo 45-13 and Pittsburgh 17-10 at home. The last two wins were against conference rivals, Maryland 59-0 and at home against Purdue last week 35-7. So far the Nittany Lions are second in the East Division of the Big Ten and 10th in the AP Poll. Only four teams in the conference are undefeated so far.
This season the Lions are scoring an average of 47 points per game, 37.4 rushes with 194.6 rush yards, 20.8 completed passes with 305.6 pass yards. The defense allows up to 7.4 points, 34.6 rushes with 50.6 rush yards, 18.4 completed passes with 189.8 pass yards.
Sean Clifford 66.7% with 90 completed passes, 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions in the last two games. 1443 yards, 43 staff with 200 yards for 2 touchdowns. 182.8 overall rating. In the last game on the road Clifford threw 26 completd passes and 398 yards, 3 touchdowns and only one interceptions. All the other games were at home and Clifford didn’t throw more than 20 completed passes in those games.
Iowa Hawkeyes: Hope at home.
The Hawkeyes know that it will be very difficult to win against Penn State. The last victory against the Nittany Lions at home was on October 02 in 2010. That was a crushing 24-3 victory. But that was almost 10 years ago, after that the Hawkeyes lost five straight games against Penn State. Last year was the last defeat against them 24-30 in Penn State. The home team has a negative record with 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The first defeat in the conference was last week against Michigan 3-10 on the road.
The team is scoring an average of 27.4 points per game, 39.6 rushes with 174.2 rush yards, 21 completed passes with 250 pass yards. The defense allows up to 8.8 points per game, 24.6 rushes with 87.6 rush yards, 16.4 completed passes with 167.4 pass yards.
Nathan Stanley probably in his senior year with the Hawkeyes. 61.9% with 99 completed passes, 1225 yards, 8 touchdown with three interceptions. The last three interceptions were against Michigan in the only defeat of the season. 32 personal rushes for a single touchdown.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes 10/12/2019 is: take the Nittany Lions -3.00 (SPREAD).
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