Hawkeyes beat down Nittany Lions, as PSU falls to 0-5 on season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Penn State Nittany Lions are off to their worst start in program history. The Iowa Hawkeyes were the latest team to beat the Pennsylvania-based team.

The Hawkeyes won 41-21 over the Nittany Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Iowa Hawkeyes running back Mekhi Sargent scoring a rushing touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions
Mekhi Sargent scoring a rushing touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by the Iowa Hawkeyes Athletic Department)

Iowa improved to 3-2 with the win.

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The loss dropped the Nittany Lions to 0-5 on the season. Penn State is off to their worst record to begin a season in program history.

Iowa snapped their six-game losing streak to the Nittany Lions with this win. This was their first win in over a decade, as their last win in the series came in a 24-3 win on October 2, 2010.

Penn State leads the all-time series now 17-13.

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Hawkeyes quarterback Spencer Petras went 18 of 28 for 186 yards.

Mekhi Sargent had 15 carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Nico Ragaini had four receptions for 46 yards.

Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford went 13 of 22 for 174 yards. He had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

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Will Levis had 15 carries for 34 yards. Jahan Dotson had eight receptions for 139 yards and one touchdown.

Sargent, Tyler Goodson, and Petras combined for four rushing touchdowns for the Hawkeyes.

Keyvone Lee had a rushing touchdown for the Nittany Lions. Dotson and Brenton Strange had two touchdown receptions, as well.

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Keith Duncan made two field goals. Daviyon Nixon had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.

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