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Gameday Coverage: No. 17 Penn State vs. No. 18 Iowa

No. 17 Penn State football and No. 18 Iowa will square off in a Big Ten matchup during week 9 of the season.

The Nittany Lions won last time out against Indiana, but still have a two-game losing streak at Beaver Stadium. Here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game.


Saturday’s game will kick of at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN. Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Todd McShay will call Penn State’s game for the second consecutive week.


Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Derrick Williams. Local: 93.7 FM/1450 AM. Sirius: Ch. 132. XM: Ch. 196.


Saturday’s game will be played under cold, rainy conditions. It will rain at kickoff, but the wet weather could taper off by the end of the game. Temperatures will stay in the low 40s throughout the afternoon, according to AccuWeather.

Last Meeting

Penn State has taken on Iowa 17 times since joining the Big Ten in 1993. The two teams last met at Kinnick Stadium, and the Nittany Lions escaped with a 21-19 victory. Trace McSorley threw a buzzer-beating touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson to extend Penn State’s lead in the all-time series to 15-12.


Running back Mark Allen and defensive lineman Fred Hansard are both out for the remainder of the 2018 season due to undisclosed injuries.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout today’s game. You can find big plays, photos, analysis, and more on our main @OnwardState Twitter account and Facebook page, and play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports on Twitter.

Assistant sports editor Mikey Mandarino (@Mikey_Mandarino) and staff writer Ethan Kasales (@EthanKasales) will be in the press box, while photographers Matt Sniegowski (@m_sniegowski) and Shannon Soboslay (@shansobo) will be on the field.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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