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Penn State-Iowa Football Game Will Be Broadcast On ABC

No. 12 Penn State football’s clash with No. 14 Iowa at Kinnick Stadium will be broadcast nationally on ABC, according to Penn State associate AD for strategic communications Kris Petersen.

The Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes’ game was previously announced as a 7:30 p.m. kickoff that would be televised on one of ABC, FS1, or the Big Ten Network.

The two teams play in separate divisions in the Big Ten, but this season is the fourth consecutive year in which Penn State will face off against Iowa. With a 3-0 record against Iowa, James Franklin has never lost to the Hawkeyes during his six-season tenure as Penn State’s head coach.

In 2016, the Nittany Lions made easy work of Kirk Ferentz’s program by beating the Hawkeyes 41-14 before the two teams played a much tighter contest in 2017. Iowa took a 19-15 lead with fewer than two minutes to play before Trace McSorley engineered a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that ended with a seven-yard score to Juwan Johnson as time expired. Then-No. 4 Penn State won 21-19 a year before beating the Hawkeyes 30-24 back at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State won its week 6 contest against Purdue by a final score of 35-7, but Iowa lost to No. 19 Michigan at the Big House in a 10-3 defensive slugfest. The Hawkeyes held the Wolverines scoreless for more than three quarters on Saturday, but they still ended up losing and falling to 4-1 this season.

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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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