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No. 4 Penn State to face road test at Iowa

No. 4 Penn State to face road test at Iowa

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson traded spots atop the Heisman conversation in recent weeks but Saquon Barkley has been impressive in every game and almost every touch he's had this season.

Don't expect Iowa to find much on the ground, because Penn State will load up on Wadley and James Butler, but Stanley is an accurate passer who could find some plays through the air.

Michigan State rebounded with its best drive of the night, knifing 75 yards in seven snaps for a touchdown.

"A night like tonight's can really improve Juwan's confidence", Franklin said. His previous career best was 207.

Barkley's performance against Iowa - 211 yards rushing, 94 receiving and a touchdown - rates as the most dominant performance by a running back against the Hawkeyes I've ever seen.

The 2017 version of Iowa and Penn State will hopefully look a little different from last year's matchup in College Park.

"I've been a Hawkeye since growing up - my whole life", he said.

The match against Iowa will come in the midst of a four away-game stretch for the Huskers, as they travel to Purdue, Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern in a span of nine days in October. 1-0 Big Ten) avoiding the same fate that met the 2008 team (ranked No. 3) when they were upset by the home-standing Hawkeyes (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) by a final score of 24-23 on a last-second field goal. But on fourth down, McSorley stood strong in the pocket and drilled the ball through a crowded end zone and into Johnson's chest. Davis kicked a 21-yard field goal for an 8-7 lead.

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He said Barkley "is making runs that are impressive and he can catch the ball out of the backfield" and stressed the need to gang-tackle the 230-pound junior. The Hawkeyes came back against Wyoming, Iowa State and North Texas to start 3-0 on the season, including coming back from 10 points down to beat the in-state rival Cyclones. Penn State will not want to put this game in the trenches or this will look a lot like Michigan's trip to Kinnick Stadium when they lost 14-13, ruining their ideal season.

Until the final 96 seconds, when McSorley, Barkley and Johnson saved the day with a memorable scoring drive.

"We found a way to get a win tonight", Franklin said. On fourth-and-2 from Penn State's 40, McSorley threw a dart to Saeed Blacknall on a six-yard slant.

Penn State grabbed the lead early in the second half and had multiple chances to increase the margin, but the Iowa defense kept holding them off.

Penn State pummeled Iowa a year ago at Beaver Stadium, 41-14.

With Penn State lurking behind the scenes after a starting the season with a soft schedule, many forgot just how special Saquon Barkley is as a college runner. He finished with three catches for 105 yards in the Buckeyes' 54-21 win over UNLV. Iowa smashed, Penn State bashed. Since Barkley is by most accounts leading the race for the Heisman Trophy, it's not as if Kutcher had to be a visionary to shout out Saquon. Against another blitz, Wadley broke loose around the left side for a 35-yard TD to give Iowa the lead with 1:42 left.

Half empty: OK, let's dive into the numbers and see if there's a bit of a growing concern with the overall offense and passing attack. Lee's fourth kill ended the dominating set for Penn State.

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