PICK: PSU 23, IOWA 19
Mark Wogenrich: This looks like a double-digit Penn State win, considering the matchup skews heavily in its favor. The Lions are just waiting to showcase their run-stopping skill and defensive pressure against Iowa, whose offense can’t handle either. And Penn State’s offensive speed is too great and deep for the Hawkeyes.
Still, Iowa has beaten expectations before, notably against No. 2 Michigan in 2016 and No. 3 Ohio State in 2017. Night games at Kinnick Stadium are spooky. So instead, expect a nail-biter that, perhaps, could be decided by Penn State’s kicker from Iowa.