The Penn State football team has gotten off to a rough start to the 2020 season, but will be looking to continue their winning streak against Iowa.
This was not the season that was expected from this Penn State football team, who came into the year with aspirations of being in the College Football Playoff. Sure, Micah Parsons decided to opt out, and we did not know the true depth of what was going on with Journey Brown‘s health, but there was supposed to be enough talent to make up for that.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case, and not only are the Penn State Nittany Lions winless this season, they have looked completely overmatched. Quarterback Sean Clifford is no longer the answer under center, the defense has played terribly against teams they were heavily-favored against, and James Franklin has been out-coached.
Last weekend, the Nittany Lions fell to 0-4 after a terrible loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Their season is trending in the wrong direction, and facing a red-hot Iowa team may not be what the doctor ordered, even though they have a recent history of dominating the Hawkeyes at home, or on the road.
Saturday, Penn State aims to right the ship when they host Iowa, and continue the trend of recent success against the Hawkeyes.
Here is a look back at the history of these two programs in their rivalry.