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#3 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #4 Penn State Nittany Lions Game Thread

Two top-5 teams are set to square off in historic fashion from Kinnick Stadium.

NCAA Football: Iowa at Maryland
It’s game time in Iowa City!
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Game time is finally here? The #3 Iowa Hawkeyes are set to play host to the #4 Penn State Nittany Lions in the first meeting of top-5 teams inside historic Kinnick Stadium since 1985. The Hawkeyes won that matchup with #2 Michigan, can Iowa do it again today?

They come into the matchup riding an 11-game winning streak dating back to last season and boast a pair of top-25 wins already this season, including a road win at then #9 Iowa State. But the Nittany Lions also have a pair of top-25 wins, including a win on the road at then #12 Wisconsin.

Two of the very best defenses in the nation are set to face off. Can the Iowa offense come up with enough fire power to give Kirk Ferentz his sixth win over a top-5 team inside Kinnick? Or will the Nittany Lions use their athleticism to get their first road win over a top-10 team under Head Coach James Franklin?

We’re about to find out as the Hawkeyes take on Penn State in front of a national audience!

Here’s a quick reminder on the details:

Date: Saturday, October 9th
Time: 3:00pm CT
Matchup: #4 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0, 1-0) at #3 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0)
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
Preliminary Weather Forecast: partly sunny with temps in the low-80s, 10% chance of rain
DraftKings Opening Line: Iowa -1.5, O/U 40.5

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