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1. Yes, James Franklin is 0-6 in road games vs. ranked teams. But 3 of those losses were to top-five teams, and 2 came in the re­build­ing year of 2015.

2. The sched­ule gets real this week. Penn State’s re­main­ing op­po­nents are a com­bined 27-10 with a .730 win­ning per­cent­age. That gives Penn State the na­tion’s fourth-tough­est fu­ture sched­ule. Re­move Rut­gers, and Penn State’s fu­ture op­po­nents are 26-6. 3. Penn State has al­lowed 4 touch­downs this sea­son. Iowa has al­lowed 5.

4. Penn State has won 11 con­sec­u­tive games against Big Ten West op­po­nents, in­clud­ing the 2016 con­fer­ence ti­tle game.

5. Iowa’s of­fense has al­lowed 14 sacks in 5 games this sea­son. It al­lowed 16 dur­ing the en­tire 2018 sea­son.

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