Iowa survives tough test to hand #7 Penn State their first loss of season The first half of this game saw 0 punts as each team was able manage their way down field with ease. It was a forced FG and late INT by the Hawkeyes defense that allowed them to take a 21-10 lead into the break. The defenses showed up a little bit in the 2nd half as each team was finally held to punts. And INT's by both teams became a factor. Iowa was able to keep the 2 score lead heading into the fourth quarter. Penn St. would to kick off the 4th. And on the ensuing possesion Iowa QB J. Rudock would throw an INT setting up Penn St. with a long FG and allowing them within 1 point. However, Rudock would respond by hitting TE C. Fiedorowicz on a play action pass for a 30 yard TD and to go back up by 8 points. Penn State had another chance late in the game and were driving, but CB M. Fleming got his 2nd INT of the game off Nitney Lions QB . C. Hackenberg, effectively ending the game. Iowa now improves to 7-1 on the season and is looking forward to their final 4 games, against Northwestern, #15 Wisconsin, #4 Michigan and #5 Nebraska. They will have their hands full but with a few breaks could set themselves up very nicely.