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10/9/2021 (2021-2022)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#3 Iowa  vs  #4  Penn State  Penn State #3 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #4 Penn State on 10/9/2021 -

W     23 - 17 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 69,250
Kickoff Temp: 82° F
Start Time: 3:05 PM CST

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Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete Iowa's comeback from a two-touchdown deficit (behind 17-3), all accomplished while Penn State's offense did next to nothing after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game. He led the Lions to 17 points early in the game.

Iowa won the field-position battle thanks to the work of punter Tory Taylor, who repeatedly pinned Penn State deep in its own end after Clifford went out in the second quarter. Iowa kept adding critical points with 3 field goals by Caleb Shudak, including a 48-yard FG.

The sellout crowd of 70,000 had a major impact when the Lions were near their own end zone, forcing numerous false starts. The defense settled down, holding PSU to 3 points in the second half, and getting 4 more interceptions on the day.

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Kirk Ferentz ...our fans did a great job. They were into the game. We knew they’d ready to go at the start. They were more ready than we were. Just wanted to make sure our team understood that they can’t play the game for us. They did a great job all the way through. What a great scene at the end. That’s really special. That’s what makes being in Kinnick special.
-- Kirk Ferentz


StatisticsIowaPenn State
Rushing 1st Downs86
Passing 1st Downs911
Penalty 1st Downs11
Total First Downs1818
Rushing Attempts4232
Rushing Yards118109
Rushing TDs02
Yards per Rush2.83.4
Passes Completed1722
Passes Attempts3146
Pass Completion %54.8%47.8%
Passing TDs20
Passing Yards195180
Passing Yards per Completion11.58.2
Passing Yards per Attempt6.33.9
Total Plays7378
% of Rushing Plays57.5%41%
% of Passing Plays42.5%59%
Total Offense313289
Yards per Play4.33.7
Lost Fumbles00
Penalty Yards4261
Yards per Penalty10.56.1
Possession Time35:5324:07

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