Iowa beats Penn State; Nittany Lions 0-5 for first time


November 21st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Spencer Petras threw for 186 yards and ran for a touchdown to lead Iowa over Penn State 41-21. Mekhi Sargent and Tyler Goodson combined for 179 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the Hawkeyes, who won their third straight and snapped a six-game losing streak to Penn State. Iowa led 31-7 midway through the third quarter before Sean Clifford replaced Will Levis at quarterback for Penn State.

Iowa running back Mekhi Sargent (10) breaks a tackle attempt by Penn State safety Jonathan Sutherland (0) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Clifford completed a pair of touchdown passes that cut Iowa’s lead to 10 with just over a quarter left. The Nittany Lions fell to 0-5 for the first time in their 134-year history.