Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. Penn State's defense will take the field first, which the way the offense has been performing, probably isn't such a bad thing for the Nittany Lions.
James Vandenberg's first throw of the afternoon is an incompletion and the Hawkeyes follow that up with a run that's smothered by Penn State's Jack Crawford. Drew Astorino misses a tackle on third down, however, and Vandenberg completes a 13-yard pass for an Iowa first down.
Iowa gets over midfield with another completion from Vandenberg and Marcus Coker run, and follows that up with another first down on a pass to Marcus Coker.
Penn State is leaving a lot open on the outside right now. We'll see if they can clamp down on that as the game moves along.
The Lions finally get a stop as Devon Still takes down Coker in the backfield and the defense forces Vandenberg to fall short of a first down on a scramble.
With 9:52 to play in the first quarter, it's still 0-0