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What happened and what we thought in Penn State football’s 17-12 win over Iowa

Follow along as the Centre Daily Times football writers Josh Moyer and Jon Sauber critique the Penn State vs. Iowa game, and while Moyer provides photos and videos live from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Stay with us all evening and check back after the game for more from the players and coaches.

Penn State beat Iowa 17-12 in a defensive slugfest in Iowa City to earn coach James Franklin his first road victory over a top-25 opponent. The Nittany Lions improve to 6-0. Here’s what happened:

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Penn State running back Noah Cain, center, celebrates his touchdown during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Matthew Putney AP

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Penn State defensive tackle Robert Windsor, center, celebrates a sack with safety Garrett Taylor, left, and defensive tackle Antonio Shelton, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Matthew Putney AP

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Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Matthew Putney AP

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Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford warms up for the team’s NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Matthew Putney AP

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Penn State coach James Franklin, left, greets fans as he arrives for the team’s NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Matthew Putney AP

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