Hookstead’s College Football Game Of The Week: Penn State Vs. Iowa

David Hookstead | Contributor

Tomorrow is Saturday, and that means it’s time for our game of the week: Penn State vs. Iowa.

The Nittany Lions are headed to Iowa City to square up against the Hawkeyes. There are match-ups between two ranked teams but the reason this game is the game of the week is because it’s a litmus test for Penn State.

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STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a 15 yard touchdown pass in the second half against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium on September 16, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

It’s Penn State’s first true test of the year. They haven’t played a great team yet, and Iowa will reveal whether or not PSU is worthy of the hype or not.

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IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks the sidelines during the first half against the Wyoming Cowboys on September 2, 2017 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Their critics won’t have much to talk about if PSU marches into a Big Ten road game against a solid team and proceeds to blow them out. They’ll immediately be considered a national title contender.

Tune in 7:30 EST on ABC to find out if the Nittany Lions can prove they deserve their spot in the playoff.

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