Iowa's veteran head coach doesn't think Penn State has a weakness on offense and called Saquon Barkley "a really impressive football player."
The Penn State coach also talked about his first trip to Iowa and having two quarterbacks on the field at the same time.
James Franklin has taken a lot of heat for calling a timeout with 11 seconds left to better defend a Georgia State field goal attempt. "We have a standard of how we do things," he said.
Iowa also has shown the ability to control the clock with its rushing attack.
The contest, the first Big Ten home game for Nittany Lions, will feature some throwback elements on their uniforms.
The Nittany Lions outscored three non-conference opponents by 141-14, but need to shore up play on both sides of the ball with their Big Ten opener at Iowa coming up.
Roundup of local college football weekend, including Fraud Five and Mike Kern's Top 10.
With less than a minute left in the opening period Saturday against Georgia State, the star running back completed an 85-yard touchdown catch. It was Penn State's longest touchdown pass ever at Beaver Stadium.
The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions got an electrifying 85-yard touchdown pass from McSorley to Barkley and just rolled on from there.
Nyeem Wartman-White isn't playing anymore, but he's keeping close tabs on this year's Nittany Lions.
The Lions coach knows the Panthers threw a scare into nationally ranked Wisconsin last year.
The Buckeyes' offense has been in a rut dating back to last year's College Football Playoff semifinal shutout. Is Urban Meyer's attack too predictable?
The Heisman Trophy candidate wasn't listed as No. 1 on the depth chart for fear opponents wouldn't kick to him. Now, he's officially No. 1.
First-year players don't have stripes on their helmets in practice. They must work for them, James Franklin says.