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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(5-0) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 12th 2019
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 41.5
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This week seven matchup will see the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in a crucial Big Ten conference game.
Penn State have yet to lose and must win to keep pace with Ohio State. The Hawkeyes just lost to Michigan, but can still salvage their season if they can beat a powerhouse like the Nittany Lions.
Penn State has won the last five meetings in a row.
Penn State Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions beat up on Purdue last week by a score of 35-7. They dominated this game from the start and the Boilermakers had no chance.
Their offense was clicking in this game, putting up 460 yards. They had 263 yards passing and 196 on the ground.
They are the 6th best scoring offense, averaging 47 points per game. They are geared more towards passing the ball, as they average 305.6 yards through the air per game.
Their defense has been light out for the most part this year. They allowed 106 total yards to the Boilermakers for starters. They allow an average of 7.4 points per game, 2nd in the country, and 240.4 total yards per game, which ranks 4th in the country.
Their rush defense is especially dominant, as they allow 50.6 yards per game. This is 2nd in the country as well.
Iowa showed that their offense is not very good last week against Michigan and Penn State should be able to have similar success.
The Hawks lost a heart-breaker to Michigan, but for the most part, it was their own fault.
Their offense scored 3 measly points, which is never going to win you a game. They had 261 yards of total offense, but it was the turnovers that kept them from winning this game. Quarterback, Nathan Stanley threw three interceptions and completed just 54.7% of his passes.
The run for game the Hawkeyes was horrible, gaining 1 yard on 30 carries. This was mainly due to their inability to protect the quarterback, but still this is completely unacceptable at the college level.
The defense on the other hand played an amazing game. They allowed 10 points to the Wolverines in the first quarter and held to nothing after.
This season they allow an average of 8.8 points per game, which is third in the country. The problem is they have not faced an offense like Penn State, who can break off big plays at anytime.
The key for the Hawkeyes is going to be winning the turnover battle. They must make the Penn State quarterback throw an interception or even fumble to set up their anemic offense in good field position. If they do this, it will keep the crowd into the game and give them a chance to pull of a big upset.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- PSU are 27-12-2 ATS in their last 41 games overall.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
I do not see where the Hawkeyes are going to find points and that has me on the Nittany Lions to get the road win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State -3.5
This is a game that screams take the home dog, but I think Penn State is a much better team and James Franklin will coach his team to a win by four or more points.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 20 – Iowa 13
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