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(333) Iowa vs. Penn State (334) 3:30 PM | Sat, Nov 21 2020
Sport: NCAAF | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Win (800) - Final Score IOWA 41 at PSU 21
1.5 IOWA (-112) @ pinnacle

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach CFB Rotation #333 Saturday 8* Iowa Hawkeyes (+) @ Penn State Nittany Lions @ 3:30 ET - What is Penn State playing for here? Pride? You think the Nittany Lions will be a proud team if they run the table and finish the season 4-4? Mind you this was a season they were suppose to possibly even challenge for the CFB championship! I know the Nittany Lions looked good after Will Levis replaced starter Sean Clifford at QB last week at Nebraska but it is not hard to look better when you come into a game your trailing 27-6 and the other team's defense (not a great one mind you) has laid back a bit at that point. Plus Levis only completed 14 of 31 passes. No matter who is at a QB here for PSU, the problems remain. This team this season looks like a poorly coached turnover machine. Not only has Penn State had 9 turnovers in their 4 games this season, they also have forced just ONE turnover in their last 3 games combined. Now they face a tough Iowa defense and the Hawkeyes have forced 8 turnovers in their last 3 games! Iowa also has revenge from losing each of the past two seasons to the Nittany Lions and that includes a home loss last season. They lost that game because of a 2-0 turnover deficit but the way this season is going that turnover battle is highly likely to go the other way in this one. With Penn State 0-4 SU and ATS this season and the Hawkeyes off back to back wins and covers by a combined score of 84-14, there is only one way to go in this game in my opinion. The Hawkeyes are allowing 14.8 points per game this season. The Nittany Lions have allowed at least 30 points in all 4 of their games. PSU has played the tougher schedule but there is not that much of a disparity to justify this line being where it is. Until Penn State proves they can win a game they are an automatic fade in my book with what I have seen on the field from these guys this season. 8* IOWA


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