College Football

How America is picking Penn State-Iowa

So many opinions. Someone will be wrong.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talked with ABC/ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreet before the Iowa-Penn State game in 2009 at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Both Kirks will be in Kinnick Stadium Saturday night when the same two teams meet again. (The Gazette)
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talked with ABC/ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreet before the Iowa-Penn State game in 2009 at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Both Kirks will be in Kinnick Stadium Saturday night when the same two teams meet again. (The Gazette)

With Penn State a 12-point favorite over Iowa Saturday night, who dares pick against the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions?

Well, not everyone. But it isn’t unanimous. Click on the links to get their rationales.

Bob Flounders and David Jones, PennLive.com: Penn State, 31-24 and 36-27, respectively

Pete Fiutak, CollegeFootballNews.com: Iowa, 23-20

Murphy, Sherman, VanHaaren, ESPN.com: Penn State 30-24, 28-17, 45-17

Kyle Koster, The Big Lead: Penn State, 31-20

Frank Bodani, York Daily Record: Penn State, 34-17

Josh Slagter, MLive.com: Penn State, 31-20

CBSsports.com: Four of six panelists pick Penn State to win, four pick Iowa to cover the 12.5 points

Joe Boozell, NCAA.com: Penn State, 35-20

Allentown Morning Call: Penn State, 28-20

Kevin McGuire, Athlon Sports: Penn State, 34-23

SI.com: All seven panelists pick Penn State to win

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Iowa to cover the 12.5-point spread

Scott Dochterman, Land of Ten: Penn State, 38-31

OregonLive.com: Two of the three panelists pick Penn State

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Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Penn State, 34-24

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