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Penn State vs. Iowa score: Nittany Lions crushing Hawkeyes 31-0 after three quarters

The Penn St. Nittany Lions are in the midst of the 31-0 blowout of the Iowa Hawkeyes going into the fourth quarter on Saturday night. One of the nation's better defenses, Bill O'Brien's unit has shut down the Iowa offense through the first three quarters.

While the Hawkeyes admittedly have one of the weakest offenses in the nation -- they're ranked 98th nationally in scoring entering this week's game -- Penn State's defensive effort is still rather impressive. Iowa has accumulated just 142 total yards and nine first downs so far.

Quarterback Matt McGloin has led the Penn State offense with 272 yards and two touchdowns through the air, including six passes for 85 yards to receiver Kyle Carter. Running back Bill Belton has carred the ball 12 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns, as well.

With a victory, Penn State would improve to 3-0 against Big Ten opponents this season. They've outscored conference opponents, 105-35, over the first three games of the schedule.

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