No. 7 Penn State Football (3-0) hosts an in-conference contest to take on the No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0), in the Nittany Lions‘ first ranked matchup of the 2023 college football season.
Penn State checks in at No. 7 in the fourth AP poll, as the Nittany Lions look to continue their dominance, this time over a familiar foe.
While rain could put a damper on the atmosphere of the annual White Out game inside Beaver Stadium, James Franklin‘s team looks to stay perfect and on course for a possible College Football Playoff berth.
Everything you need to know for No. 7 Penn State Football vs. No. 24 Iowa on Saturday:
Penn State Football Injury Report
H. Wallace III WR Prob Sat – Undisclosed
D. Kency RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
M. Robinson DE Ques Sat – Undisclosed
I. Harvie OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
J. Green S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Iowa Injury Report
J. Patterson RB Out Sat – Undisclosed
L. Lachey TE out for season – Ankle
J. Labas QB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
J. Bostick WR Ques Sat – Foot
R. Osgood WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
C. Reames DL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
A. Fahey OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
K. Johnson RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
Penn State Football (-15.0) vs. Iowa
Penn State enters Saturday’s matchup as a 15-point favorite.
Penn State Football Money line: -650
Placing a $650 bet on Penn State Football to knock off Iowa straight up on the money line would pay $100. Penn State leads the all-time series 17-14.
Penn State Football vs. Iowa over/under: 40
Picks for the Week
Did you know six years ago, on Saturday, Trace McSorley threw the game-winner to Juwan Johnson on the last play to beat Iowa? What a game and season that was. Saturday will mark this season’s whiteout. If you’ve never experienced this firsthand, I suggest you do. It’s truly like no other environment in sports.
This Saturday will be Penn State’s test to see if they can fix some of their errors against a good Illinois defensive unit. Iowa needs some pieces on the offensive side, so I will watch how the defense plays on that side of the ball.
Penn State gives the fans what they want on their white-out night and takes care of business quickly.
Penn State covers the 15-point spread.
Prediction: Penn State 55 Iowa 17
Big Ten Pick of the Week
Ohio State (-3) vs. Notre Dame 7:30 pm/NBC
I want to see how Ohio State handles this road matchup against Notre Dame. If you’re a Penn State fan, you should be rooting for OSU here due to the Notre Dame schedule after this matchup.
Give me Ohio State -3.