Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

2-Minute Morning

Overreaction Monday: Why would anybody think PSU will beat a hot Iowa team this week?

Penn State played better in the second half of Nebraska’s 30-23 loss, and backup QB Will Levis moved the offense during a rally that fell just short. With Levis expected by most to start Saturday, there’s some optimism that the Nittany Lions can turn this season around.

Maybe they can.

But it will be very tough to do so this week against an Iowa team that has played terrific the past two weeks, routing Michigan State (49-7) and Minnesota (35-7). The Hawkeyes always give PSU fits, even when the Lions have a good team and are playing well, and we should expect the same this week.

Iowa is favored by 2 points.

Become a Nittany Pride member for an ad-free experience throughout the site and even more exclusive in-depth content. You can sign up for $3.99 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $38.00.

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

Click to comment

Sound Off!

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

Most Viewed

Recruiting notebook: PSU a finalist for 3-star prospects Winston Jr., Lorenzetti
PSU adds safety transfer A.J. Lytton, who spent two seasons at Florida State: report
NFL coming to PSU? Buffalo Bills eye possibility of playing at Beaver Stadium
Former PSU player Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to announce he's gay
PSU to open Shrewsberry era against Youngstown State: report
With Oneil Cruz now getting pregame work in OF, when will he play game out there for Curve?
Q&A: Everything Altoona Curve fans need to know about tickets for games this season
Eastern League no more: Curve's league gets new name, so what about team's song?
Roster rumblings: PSU players coming and going
Giger Counters: So you're telling me there's a chance ... that PSU could win out and still go to a bowl game

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Football

1 Penn State held the first stage of its Virtual Coaches Caravan on Tuesday night, featuring James Franklin, women’s soccer coach Erica Dambach, men’s...

PSU Football

0 James Franklin ivered some great news Saturday afternoon, bringing the coach “one step closer” to being able to fully reunite with his family....

PSU Football

0 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was at Penn State on Wednesday and held a press conference encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. PSU...

PSU Football

1 Shaka Toney and some of his Penn State teammates waited a long, long time to hear their names called in the NFL draft...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend