Penn State vs. Iowa live score, updates, highlights from Week 6 Big Ten football game

The last time Penn State took on Iowa, the Hawkeyes routed the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. That was Penn State’s fifth straight loss to open last season, but since then, both teams have been among the best in college football.

Iowa has won 11 straight games and is ranked No. 3 coming into this year’s showdown with Penn State, while the Nittany Lions have won nine in a row and are ranked No. 4. Saturday’s game will be the first matchup between two top-five Big Ten teams not named Michigan or Ohio State since 1962.

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The 31st meeting between the two schools is arguably the biggest game of the last several years for longtime Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The No. 3 ranking is the program’s highest since being ranked No. 3 in Week 12 of the 2015 season. An Iowa win would likely give the Hawkeyes a clear shot at the Big Ten West division title and a berth in the Big Ten title game, which could then lead to a playoff berth.

An Iowa loss would reinforce the narrative that Ferentz can’t beat Penn State at home, with the Nittany Lions having won each of their last three games at Kinnick Stadium. It would also suggest that Iowa climbed up the rankings because of an easy schedule.

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Penn State leads the all-time series 17-13, and the Nittany Lions have scored an average of 24.1 points per game against the Hawkeyes and defeated them by an average of 6.5 points.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Penn State vs. Iowa on Saturday. Follow along here for complete results from the Week 6 college football game.

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Penn State vs. Iowa score

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Penn State vs. Iowa live updates, highlights

4:26 p.m.: Iowa gets flaged for a defensive pass interference and it brings up first-and-goal for Penn State from the Iowa 2.

4:24 p.m.: Clifford finds Parker Washington for 16 yards and Penn State is officially past midfield at the Iowa 32-yard line.

4:23 p.m.: Penn State’s second offensive drive is going much better than its first as the Nittany Lions near midfield on some nice throws by Clifford.

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4:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL IOWA. Penn State limits the damage on the early INT and Iowa nails a 34-yard field goal for the first points of the game. Iowa 3, Penn State 0.

4:17 p.m.: On third down, Penn State’s defense drops Petras for a sack. Loss of 9 yards on the play and Iowa lines up for the field goal.

4:15 p.m.: INTERCEPTION IOWA. Iowa brings pressure and with Sean Clifford backed up to his own endzone, he throws a pick and the Hawkeyes take over deep in Penn State territory.

4:13 p.m.: Penn State’s defense holds and Iowa goes three-and-out on its first drive. Hawkeyes punt it away and Penn State takes over at its own 2-yard line.

4:08 p.m.: Tyler Goodson peels off a big run for 9 yards and on third-and-1 Iowa QB Spencer Petras takes it for the first down.

4:04 p.m.: Iowa will start the game with the ball on their 25 as Penn State kicks it away for a touchback.

What channel is Penn State vs. Iowa on today?

  • TV channel: Fox
  • Streaming: Fox Sports App, fuboTV

Penn State vs. Iowa will air live on Fox starting at 4 p.m. ET. You can stream the game via the Fox Sports App or fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

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Gus Johnson will man play-by-play duties, and Joel Klatt will serve as the color commentator. Jenny Taft will report from the sidelines.

Penn State vs. Iowa start time

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 9
  • Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. CT

The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. The last time the two teams faced off at Kinnick Stadium, Penn State won by a final score of 17-12.

Penn State schedule 2021

Game Opponent Date / Result
1 @ Wisconsin W, 16-10
2 vs. Ball State W, 44-13
3 vs. Auburn W, 28-20
4 vs. Villanova W, 38-17
5 vs. Indiana W, 24-0
6 @ Iowa Oct. 9
7 vs. Illinois Oct. 23
8 @ Ohio State Oct. 30
9 @ Maryland Nov. 6
10 vs. Michigan Nov. 13
11 vs. Rutgers Nov. 20
12 @ Michigan State Nov. 27

Iowa schedule 2021

Game Opponent Date / Result
1 vs. Indiana W, 34-6
2 @ Iowa State W, 27-17
3 vs. Kent State W, 30-7
4 vs. Colorado State W, 24-14
5 @ Maryland W, 51-14
6 vs. Penn State Oct. 9
7 vs. Purdue Oct. 16
8 @ Wisconsin Oct. 30
9 @ Northwestern Nov. 6
10 vs. Minnesota Nov. 13
11 vs. Illinois Nov. 20
12 @ Nebraska Nov. 27