Iowa vs. Penn State: Hawkeyes’ Defense Dominates in Happy Valley

Posted by Mike Lewis on September-27-2009 Add Comments

A blocked punt, turnovers, and a dominating defense allowed Iowa to stun Penn State in front of a whiteout in Beaver Stadium on Saturday.

It all started so well for Penn State. On the team's first play from scrimmage, Darryl Clark threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chaz Powell. On their next drive, the Lions controlled the ball for more than 10 minutes and marched down the field to the Iowa 11 yard line.

The Nittany Lions seemed ready to avenge a 24-23 loss that ended their national title hopes just a year ago. The offense was moving the ball, the defense looked fierce, and the over 109,000 fans in attendance were in a frenzy.

Then Iowa...

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