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Storylines for Penn St.-Iowa game

[ 0 ] October 7, 2011 |

Iowa will try to continue its dominance against legendary coach Joe Paterno. A victory on Saturday would be Iowa’s fourth in a row against the Nittany Lions and ninth in the last 10 games.

Iowa will be without its No. 2 quarterback with 20-year old redshirt freshman A.J. Derby suspended for the next two games after being charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication last Saturday. Junior John Wienke climbs from third to second on the depth chart and true freshman Jake Rudock takes over the No. 3 spot, although, the plan is to redshirt Rudock this season.

Iowa senior receiver Marvin McNutt has 20 career touchdown receptions and needs just one more to match Danan Hughes and Tim Dwight for the all-time school record of 21.

Joe Paterno is in his 62nd season on the Penn State coaching staff, including his 46th as head coach since taking over in 1966. He ranks first all-time in NCAA FBS (formerly Division IA) career victories with 405 and second all-time in games coached among major college coaches. His teams also have played in 37 bowl games, winning 24, won national titles in 1982 and 1986 and finished undefeated five times, the most recent coming in 1994. His teams have won as many as 11 games in 15 seasons.

Penn State still hasn’t settled on one quarterback, with senior Matt McGloin and sophomore Robert Bolden both failing to grab hold of the starting position at this stage. They’re both listed as co-starters for Saturday’s game, but Bolden’s name is listed first if that means anything.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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