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    At 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) are at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0).

    The Hawkeyes are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +14.5) against the Nittany Lions (with an over/under of 40 points).

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. Iowa

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Beaver Stadium
    Penn State vs Iowa Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -14.5 -109 -111 40 -110 -110 -672 +471

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • Penn State is 2-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • Penn State is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when favored by 14.5 points or more this season.
    • In Penn State’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Penn State has the 26th-ranked offense this year (467.3 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 16th-best with only 267.3 yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been firing on all cylinders this season, as they rank 14th-best in scoring offense (43.7 points per game) and 13th-best in scoring defense (11.7 points allowed per game).
    • Penn State ranks 50th in passing yards this year (259 per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 170.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State ranks 34th in run defense this year (96.7 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 208.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Defensively, Penn State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 16th-best by allowing a 29.3% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 56th (43.9% third-down percentage).
    • Penn State has forced seven total turnovers (10th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over zero times (first in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the third-best in college football.

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Drew Allar has recorded 737 yards (245.7 ypg) on 59-of-88 passing with four touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 52 rushing yards (17.3 ypg) on 15 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Kaytron Allen has 208 rushing yards on 42 carries with two touchdowns.
    • This season, Nicholas Singleton has carried the ball 36 times for 154 yards (51.3 per game) and five touchdowns, while also racking up 68 yards through the air.
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith has hauled in 13 receptions for 220 yards (73.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Harrison Wallace III has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 98 yards so far this campaign.
    • Tyler Warren has racked up 10 catches for 81 yards, an average of 27 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Coziah Izzard has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL.
    • Curtis Jacobs, Penn State’s top tackler, has 11 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Dominic DeLuca has a team-leading one interception to go along with three tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.

    Iowa Betting Insights

    • Iowa is 2-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Iowa has hit the over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, compiling 302 total yards per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 31st with 286 total yards ceded per contest.
    • Iowa has been dominant on defense, giving up only 12.3 points per game (18th-best). Offensively, it ranks 74th by posting 28.3 points per game.
    • Iowa’s passing game has been struggling, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 150.7 passing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 179.3 passing yards per contest (32nd-ranked).
    • From an offensive perspective, Iowa is putting up 151.3 rushing yards per game (73rd-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS on defense (106.7 rushing yards given up per game).
    • Iowa ranks 104th in the FBS with a 34.9% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 38th with a 33.3% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • After forcing three turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and turning the ball over three times (32nd in the FBS) this season, Iowa owns the 59th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Cade McNamara has racked up 417 yards on 53.5% passing while collecting four touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has run for 164 yards on 19 carries so far this year.
    • Jaziun Patterson has taken 21 carries and totaled 104 yards with one touchdown.
    • Luke Lachey paces his squad with 131 receiving yards on 10 catches.
    • Erick All has caught seven passes and compiled 81 receiving yards (27 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Seth Anderson has racked up 68 reciving yards (22.7 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Deontae Craig leads the team with one sack, and also has one TFL and six tackles.
    • Iowa’s leading tackler, Jay Higgins, has 25 tackles this year.
    • Xavier Nwankpa has a team-high one interception to go along with five tackles and one pass defended.
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