Here are the keys to winning for each team and what to watch for.
For Penn State:
Pressure the passer. Penn State fed off the White Out crowd a few weeks ago, sacking Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett six times. The Nittany Lions will look to do the same to Iowa senior quarterback C.J. Beathard.
Set the tone. The Hawkeyes do not want to get in a shootout with Penn State. Iowa has scored only 23.4 points per game against Big Ten teams this season, and would like to make it a slugfest (see: Iowa’s 17-9 loss to Wisconsin).
Nittany Lion to watch:
John Reid. The Nittany Lions have four interceptions in their past four games — but Reid hasn’t had one since Sept. 17 against Temple. Perhaps the cornerback will make another big play against the Hawkeyes.
Hawkeye to watch:
Akrum Wadley. Iowa’s junior tailback is a true boom-or-bust player. Wadley hung 176 rushing yards on 15 carries against Purdue, but only had 44 against Wisconsin two weeks ago.
Here is a roundup of other Penn State football stories to read before the game.
Who: No. 12 Penn State (6-2, 4-1) vs. Iowa (5-3, 3-2)
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Beaver Stadium
Series: Penn State leads 13-12