In order to prepare for the upcoming primetime matchup between Penn State and Iowa, Hawkeye-based SBN blog Black Heart, Gold Pants gave their best efforts in naming the top ten reasons why Penn State will win.â†µ
8. Throwback. Penn State is taking throwback to a whole new, borderline all-or-nothing, motivational level. The Nittany Lions will enter Kinnick Stadium this Saturday wearing throwback uniforms from the 1940s or perhaps even older, and have asked their head coach from 1966 to stand on the sidelines for good luck. That's a lot of motivational karma.â†µ
5. Running Away With It. Penn State is often called Linebacker U, but it could just as easily be called Running Back U, thanks to a list that includes Lenny Moore, Lydell Mitchell, Franco Harris, Heisman winner John Cappelletti, Curt Warner, Ki-Jana Carter, Larry Johnson and now...Evan Royster. You may be shocked to know that Evan Royster is, despite all that sensational company, on the doorstep of becoming Penn State's leader in career rushing yards. He'll come into Kinnick Stadium needing a mere 185 yards to own the record outright.â†µ
Say what you will about Penn State's chances on Saturday, any team that features Joe Paterno and his 397 career victories will be prepared and ready to go. Provided Royster can keep his momentum going against a stout Iowa defense, this could be a win for the ages.