Monday, August 31, 2015

More from Penn State's 13-3 win against Iowa

Penn State beat Iowa for the first time since 2007 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium to improve to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Iowa fell to 3-2 and 0-1 in the conference.

More from Penn State's 13-3 win against Iowa


Penn State beat Iowa for the first time since 2007 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium to improve to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Iowa fell to 3-2 and 0-1 in the conference.

-The Nittany Lions' quarterback shuffle continued on Saturday. Rob Bolden started for the sixth game in a row but Matt McGloin played in eight of the team's eight possessions. Bolden played one possesion in the first quarter and one in the third. McGloin finished 12-of-19 for 133 yards and tossed a touchdown and an interception. Bolden was 3-of-7 for 31 yards passing and rushed three times for 13 yards. 

-Cornerbacks D'Anton Lynn and Stephon Morris did not play on Saturday. Lynn is still recovering from a head injury sustained two weeks ago against Eastern Michigan while Morris tweaked his ankle last week against Indiana. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley said after the game that both could probably be ready to go next week against Purdue. True freshman Adrian Amos started alongside Chaz Powell at cornerback and played well.

-Wide reciever and former West Catholic star Curtis Drake did not dress for the game. This is the second week in a row Drake did not play. On Tuesday, coach Joe Paterno mentioned Drake was "still fighting a little bit with me on some academic problems." It is unclear whether he did not play because of academics or the leg injury that has limited him all season.

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-Paterno coached from the sideline for the first half but went upstairs to coach from the press box in the second half for the third straight week.

"You know, they almost ran over me once. I came out and I made a couple quick moves to get out of the way," Paterno said after the game. "I just don't want to be in the way. I don't want those kids looking around to see where I am. So I told them at halftime, 'You guys are doing alright. Just turn it up a notch and I'll get out of here.' And they did. But I was hurting. I'm hurting more now than I have in a week and that's because I made a stupid move. I'll be all right tonight."

-Penn State rushed for 231 yards on the ground. Sophomore Silas Redd carried 28 times for 142 yards and sophomore Curtis Dukes rushed nine times for 60 yards. Brandon Beachum did not play as he is still nursing a sprained right foot, but Stephfon Green saw his first action of the season. Green, who was suspended during the preseason and for the early part of the season, played one snap. He caught a screen pass and lost four yards. 

--Jake Kaplan

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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 Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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.

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