Saturday, February 13, 2016

Penn State-Iowa third quarter update

IOWA CITY, Iowa --

Penn State-Iowa third quarter update


IOWA CITY, Iowa --

1. Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw a pretty bad interception early in the third quarter. Penn State linebacker Tyrell
Sales slipped under a receiver to snare his first career pick. He returned the interception to the Iowa 29, but the Lions failed to capitalize on the turnover and settled on another Kelly field goal to move Penn State further ahead, 16-7.

2. The Hawkeyes finally had their own long drive and Stanzi bounced back from that pick to make some nice throws during the scourge. The best was on a third-and-13 from the Penn State 27. Stanzi pump faked and found wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos alone in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. J-K continued on his pattern, but Penn State cornerback A.J. Wallace bit on the fake and J-K was wide open.

3. Another Stanzi screw up. After the Iowa defense forced a three and out, Stanzi fumbled the snap and Penn State linebacker Josh Hull was Johnny on the spot and recovered the mistake on the Iowa 28. This time the Lions took advantage of the error and scored four plays later when Derrick Williams took a direct snap and scurried nine yards for a touchdown. Penn State was reeling a bit just a few moments ago, but now has itself a nine-point lead with 29 seconds left to go in the third quarter.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is 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.

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