FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
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.