Penn State will square off with Iowa in a late afternoon conference battle.
After battling on the road with Indiana in Week 8, Penn State will head home on October 27 for an important Big Ten Conference game with Iowa. Games between the Nittany Lions and the Hawkeyes are always close, and this year probably won’t be any different.
Last season, the two teams met in prime-time in what turned out to be an epic comeback by Penn State. Quarterback Trace McSorley hit wide receiver Juwan Johnson on a seven-yard touchdown pass as time expired to send the Nittany Lions home happy.
This year’s game will start in the late afternoon, meaning that the lights of Beaver Stadium will be shinning bright by game’s end. As always, a large crowd of over 100,000 people will be crammed into the stadium to cheer on the Nittany Lions.
Penn State and Iowa are officially set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The late afternoon kickoff will be the third consecutive game for the Nittany Lions that started at 3:30. Penn State was upset by Michigan State in a Week 7 3:30 game and will travel to Indiana in Week 8 to also play at 3:30.
Penn State is still awaiting official start times for the final four games of the season against Michigan, Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Maryland.
Overall, the Nittany Lions lead the all-time series with Iowa with a 15-12 mark, including wins in each of the last four contests.
The television details won’t be official until October 20, but the game between the Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes will be carried on either ABC or ESPN.