Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Iowa 24, Penn State 23

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The dream is over. Penn State lost to Iowa, 24-23, on a last-second field goal. The Lions national title hopes are basically up in smoke and so is the opportunity for coach Joe Paterno to go out with his third national championship. Penn State failed to capitalize on first-half opportunities and were overly conservative in the second half, setting up the upset. Where do they go from here? Well, they still control their own destiny as far a Big Ten title goes. Penn State has Indiana at home next and host Michigan State in the season finale. Essentially, the Lions are playing for the Rose Bowl.

Iowa 24, Penn State 23

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The dream is over. Penn State lost to Iowa, 24-23, on a last-second field goal. The Lions national title hopes are basically up in smoke and so is the opportunity for coach Joe Paterno to go out with his third national championship. Penn State failed to capitalize on first-half opportunities and were overly conservative in the second half, setting up the upset. Where do they go from here? Well, they still control their own destiny as far a Big Ten title goes. Penn State has Indiana at home next and host Michigan State in the season finale. Essentially, the Lions are playing for the Rose Bowl.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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