Penn State vs. Iowa 2012 score update: Nittany Lions beat Hawkeyes 38-14

The Penn State Nittany Lions remain undefeated in Big Ten play, moving to 3-0 and 5-2 overall with their 38-14 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. Penn State dominated this game from the start, shutting out the Hawkeyes for the first three quarters of the game while scoring the first 31 points of the game.

Running back Bill Belton ran the ball well, rushing for 103 and three touchdowns on 16 carries. Quarterback Matthew McGloin had a strong day through the air, completing 26 of his 38 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Kyle Carter led the Nittany Lions' receiving core, hauling in six catches for 85 yards. Jesse James and Allen Robinson each caught a touchdown as well.

The Penn State defense played an impressive game, holding the Hawkeyes to 209 total yards. The run defense played especially well, holding Iowa to 20 total rushing yards on 23 carries. Penn State forced one fumble and picked off Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg twice.

Box Score Hero: Penn State running back Bill Belton, who rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

Rankings Ramifications: Penn State received one vote for the AP rankings last week and may pick up a few more this week with their impressive victory.

But Did They Cover?: The Nittany Lions were 1½-point underdogs so the Hawkeyes were unable to cover the spread.

For More On This Game: For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

For more on Hawkeyes football, visit Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.

Next Week's Schedule:

Penn State - vs. Ohio State

Iowa - at Northwestern

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