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Penn State-Iowa football game to get prime-time exposure on Sept. 23 at Kinnick Stadium

STAFF REPORT
  • Penn State will face off against Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • The contest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium.
  • The game will be televised by ABC.

Penn State’s first visit to Iowa since 2012 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and air on ABC.

The Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes square off in Kinnick Stadium for the for the 14th time on Saturday, Sept. 23.

State College, PA - 11/05/2016:  Troy Apke (28) and Jason Cabinda (40) tackle Iowa RB Akrum Wadley. Penn State defeated Iowa by a score of 41-14 on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.

Penn State is 14-12 all-time against Iowa, including an 8-5 record in Iowa City. Last season, the Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes, 41-14, in front of a raucous crowd of 106,194 in Beaver Stadium. Penn State totaled 599 yards of offense, led by Saquon Barkley’s 211 all-purpose yards (167 rushing, 44 receiving).

Quarterbacks Tommy Stevens (70) and Trace McSorley (40) had 110 rushing yards to go along with McSorley’s 240 passing yards.

The Penn State defense held the Hawkeyes to just 30 rushing yards, the fewest given up by PSU to a Big Ten team since 2012. Jason Cabinda paced the defensive effort with nine tackles.

Every Penn State football game has been televised the past 12 seasons and 289 of the last 291 contests overall have been on TV.

The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions host Georgia State for the first time Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network as the finale of a three-game non-conference home stand to open the season.