(7) Penn State defeats (24) Iowa in the 15th annual White Out Game.
Written by AJ Rovner on September 24, 2023
*WRITTEN BY EVAN SMITH*
It was a complete domination as #7 Penn State (4-0, 2-0) defeated #24 Iowa (3-1, 0-1) 31-0.
110,830 fans packed Beaver Stadium in the second largest crowd the stadium has ever held. The gigantic crowd was responsible for two false starts by Iowa.
The Penn State defense limited Iowa to just 76 total yards which is the fourth lowest total in Penn State football history. Iowa only ran 33 plays as the Blue & White had possession for over 45 minutes.
“I’ve never seen that before,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said.
Penn State entered the half leading 10-0. Outside of a Khalil Dinkins touchdown and a punt that bounced off the Iowa returner directly back into the Nittany Lions hands were the only notable highlights for the Nittany Lions.
After halftime, the rain started pouring over Beaver Stadium and the Nittany Lions started pouring down points on the Hawkeyes.
Penn State ran a slower offense than usual which was leaning on the ground game.
The tone was set immediately with a 19-yard rush by Nick Singleton as Penn State used their two running back system as well as some short passing gains to take chunks out of Iowa’s shaken defense.
Just a few plays later Tyler Warren was wide open in the end zone for the touchdown. Warren later got his second of the game, leaping over Iowa defenders.
One final touchdown from Drew Allar to KeAndre Lambert-Smith sealed the deal for the Nittany Lions.
Throughout the entire second half Iowa got absolutely nothing going ending with only four first downs the entire game.
“That was awesome. You look at the game, I just thought we played really good complementary football, offense, defense and special teams,” said Franklin.
#6 Penn State will be in Evanston next Saturday against Northwestern as Iowa hosts Michigan State.