(Saturday, October 8th)
Final Score: Penn State 13, Iowa 3
University Park, PA (Sports Network) - Silas Redd ran for 142 yards and Penn State forced three turnovers en route to a 13-3 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten action at Beaver Stadium.
Matt McGloin completed 12-of-19 passes for 133 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter for Penn State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten), and the Nittany Lions defense intercepted Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg twice in the final seven minutes to preserve the win.
The Nittany Lions finished with 231 yards rushing. Redd rushed 28 times and picked up 5.1 yards per carry.
Vandenberg completed 17-of-34 passes for 169 yards to lead Iowa (3-2, 0-1), and Marcus Coker added 74 yards rushing on 18 carries.
Penn State put together an efficient 18-play, 88-yard drive that chewed up over eight minutes in the first quarter, but had to settle for an Anthony Fera 20- yard field goal to take the 3-0 lead with 1:36 left in the first frame.
Iowa responded with a field goal of its own, a 23-yarder from Mike Meyer, to knot the score with just under 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Penn State registered an 81-yard drive on the ensuing possession, and Fera knocked in another 20-yard field goal to give the Nittany Lions a 6-3 advantage with 4:59 remaining before halftime.
The Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions went scoreless in the third quarter. McGloin had Penn State deep in Hawkeyes' territory late in the third quarter, but was picked off by Micah Hyde at the Iowa goal line on third-and-five to end the threat.
Iowa was unable to capitalize on the turnover, however. Vandenberg was sacked and stripped by Gerald Hodges at the Iowa 48 yard line in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. Penn State recovered the fumble, and 11 plays later, McGloin found Kevin Haplea for a two-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 13-3 with 8:08 left in the game.
Vandenberg was intercepted on each of the next two Iowa possessions, first by Malcolm Willis near midfield on a fourth-and-five call with just under seven minutes remaining. Vandenberg was intercepted again with 3:42 remaining, this time by Nick Sukay at the Iowa 44 yard line.
Penn State held Iowa to just 84 yards rushing, and won the time of possession battle by nearly 12 minutes.
10/08 19:39:45 ET