Penn State's rocky road to the College Football Playoff

Penn State's rocky road to the College Football Playoff

Trace McSorley evaded pressure and threw a picture-perfect pass to Juwan Johnson for the game-winning touchdown as time expired. Both 3-0 teams are led by go-go offenses; the Horned Frogs are averaging 49 points per game, to the Cowboys' 54.

Iowa Hawkeyes - The Hawkeyes handled a slight scare from the North Texas Mean Green in a 31-14 home victory. In 2010, Penn State would lose once again in Iowa City as the No. 23 team in the country. Linebacker LeVar Woods - now the tight ends coach - returned a blocked field goal attempt for a touchdown.

Before being honored on the field prior to the game, Greenway high-fived Hawkeye players as they entered the stadium.

Penn State is the better team, they should win Saturday night but Iowa loves to play spoiler in this series.

Starter Akrum Wadley will play this week after leaving that game early, but his counterpart, James Butler, will be out until at least mid-October. Despite a pair of shutouts against Akron and Georgia State and allowing just one touchdown against Pittsburgh, Penn State's defense has not exactly been put to the test this season.

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"It's a tough loss for all of us", Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.

Smith played only a handful of snaps, none with defensive unit, in three years at Penn State prior to a 2016 game against Temple. But McSorley's fourth-down pass under pressure was dropped by Brandon Polk past the chains.Penn State forced Iowa to punt.

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"Night games are really special here and lot of things have changed here since then", Ferentz said.

The fourth-ranked Nittany Lions (3-0) open Big Ten play against one of their most vexing conference rivals on Saturday. "We'll get you out there and get you the reps that you need - no more, no less - so you can be ready for Saturday'".

It capped a back and forth contest that saw Iowa lead 7-5 at halftime despite just 54 yards of offense. The Kinnick Stadium crowd will play a role, too.

Junior running back Saquon Barkley has backed up the hype surrounding him to begin the 2017 season.

NOTES: Penn State had scored 30-plus points in 10 straight games. Terrific player. What a weapon in the passing game.

The safety was the first surrendered by the Hawkeyes since an Iowa punter ran out of the back of the end zone during a game against Iowa State on September 13, 2008.

Added Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller: "He's a real shifty guy, a playmaker". Even though the Hawkeyes' offense didn't cross its own 41-yard line, and rushed for 6 first-half yards, the Hawkeyes managed to frustrate Penn State across every corner. Home games against Minnesota (Oct. 28), Ohio State (Nov. 4) and Purdue (Nov. 18) are also candidates for night kickoffs. But Barkley charged up the field, leapt over a Hawkeyes defender and got the first down — keeping alive a drive that burned the clock. Those are games that will determine whether Iowa really can challenge defending Big Ten West champion Wisconsin in their November 11 meeting at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Nittany Lions' 8-0-1 record against the spread last season nearly makes me wonder why we're even talking about how this game will go.