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9/26/2009 (2009-2010)

Beaver Stadium [University Park, Pennsylvania]

Iowa  @  #5  Penn State  Penn State Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ #5 Penn State on 9/26/2009 -

W     21 - 10 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 109,316
Kickoff Temp: 52° F
Start Time: 7:12 PM CST


ESPN's College GameDay was in State College for the Saturday night Big Ten opener. The Hawkeyes fell behind early, 10-0. But Iowa would score 21 unanswered points after that to stun Penn State for the second consecutive year. The defense shut down the Nittany Lions in the final three quarters, forcing four turnovers, and the turning point in the game came when Penn State punted, clinging to a 10-5 lead in the fourth quarter, Adrian Clayborn blocked a punt and ran it back 53 yards for a touchdown to give the Hawkeyes the lead. With the momentum changed, they were more easily able to move the ball on their final two drives. The win at Penn State on prime-time network television catapulted Iowa to a number 13 ranking in the AP Poll and a number 17 ranking in the Coaches' Poll.

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StatisticsIowaPenn State
Rushing 1st Downs106
Passing 1st Downs68
Penalty 1st Downs11
Total First Downs1715
Rushing Attempts3733
Rushing Yards163109
Rushing TDs10
Yards per Rush4.43.3
Passes Completed1112
Passes Attempts2632
Pass Completion %42.3%37.5%
Passing TDs01
Passing Yards135198
Passing Yards per Completion12.316.5
Passing Yards per Attempt5.26.2
Total Plays6365
% of Rushing Plays58.7%50.8%
% of Passing Plays41.3%49.2%
Total Offense298307
Yards per Play4.74.7
Lost Fumbles01
Penalty Yards3521
Yards per Penalty8.85.3
Possession Time

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