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PREGAME SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 IOWA VS. PENN STATE KINNICK STADIUM

PRIMETIME KINNICK STADIUM HAS BEEN UPGRADED SINCE PENN STATE LAST VISITED IN 2017, AND IT ALL PLAYS TO IOWA’S ADVANTAGE.


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Sophomore kicker Daniel Murray kicks the winning field goal for the Hawkeyes with six seconds left in the game against Penn State on Nov. 8, 2008. Murray’s 31-yard field goal put the Hawkeyes ahead of the No. 3 Nittany Lions, 24-23, with one second remaining.

Iowa’s 24-23 victory over then-No. 3 Penn State in 2008 would go down in history as one of multiple upsets of top-five teams in Kinnick. Running back Shonn Greene got the Hawkeyes rolling with a 14-yard touchdown to put Iowa on the board first. However, that would be Iowa’s only score of the first half, and Penn State took a 13-7 lead into halftime after an Evan Royster touchdown run and two field goals from Kevin Kelly. After Kelly hit another field goal following the break, Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi tossed a 27-yard touchdown to wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos to cut the Nittany Lion lead to 16-14. Penn State scored one more touchdown in the third quarter before Iowa took over in the fourth. In the final frame, Greene ran for another score from six yards out, which put Daniel Murray in position to kick a 31-yard game-winning field goal that would end Penn State’s undefeated season. The kick was Murray’s only attempt of the game, as he finished 1-for-1 on the day. Greene led the Hawkeyes on the ground, rushing for 117 yards and two scores. In the passing game, Stanzi’s connection with Johnson-Koulianos was apparent. Stanzi threw for 171 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Johnson-Koulianos hauled in seven passes for 89 yards and a score. Safety Tyler Sash also picked off a pass from Penn State’s Daryll Clark to boost Iowa’s defense. Publisher: Jason Brummond Editor-in-Chief: 335-6030 Marissa Payne Managing Editor: Brooklyn Draisey Managing News Editor: Kayli Reese Managing Digital Editor: Aadit Tambe Creative Director: Katina Zentz

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The field at Kinnick Stadium is seen on Aug. 9. The new renovations to the stadium will be seen on primetime television for the first time against Penn State on Saturday.

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New Kinnick back in primetime The nation will get its first look at the newly revamped Kinnick Stadium in Iowa’s matchup with Penn State this weekend. BY PETE MILLS peter-mills@uiowa.edu

Click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click. Thick guitar chord. The most iconic and anticipated moment of any Iowa football game: the Swarm. Started in 1979 by Hayden Fry, players inch out of the end zone and lock arms, all while taking the field to hordes of fans pounding the walls of the field to a steady beat. Generations have come and gone through the Hawkeye pro-

gram — as have popular music genres for players and students — but AC/DC’s “Back in Black” still holds a special aura for the moment. No one knew what else was missing until this year. Just last season, Hawkeye fans looked to the video board to watch the team meander through the tunnel, which was made of plain concrete and stone slabs on the walls. It wasn’t until this year that the tone of the pregame ritual struck a wholly different chord, and that was thanks to some paint and

a couple of neon signs. These updates are only a portion of what has happened at Kinnick Stadium in the last several years. A new tunnel, an entirely new end zone in the stadium, a new jumbotron, and historic statues seek to enhance game day experiences for fans and players. With Saturday’s night matchup against Penn State being a primetime bout on ABC, it’s the first opportunity for the program to broadcast these changes to the nation. Programs across the country have taken

steps such as these in the past several years to enhance in-game hype for players. The new tunnel in the south end zone is the clearest example of this, as it is truly reminiscent of an NFL-type atmosphere. Outside of Iowa, similar updates have become national phenomena; the Turnover Chain at Miami, for example, has been a popular item in the national media and has even become a recruiting tool in Miami. Outsiders to the Hawkeye football program would believe that the new Iowa tunnel has


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a similar effect. But the new tunnel really doesn’t fit with the atmosphere, tradition, or tone of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz’s program. “It definitely gets you into the mood,” defensive end Chauncey Golston said. “But if you need something like that to get you going, then I don’t think this is the program for you.” There’s no question that the new tunnel is an update from the old version of it in the south end zone. While the tunnel is almost more fan-service than it is a player-focused hype tool, it has had a different effect on the program internally. The new renovations in the south tunnel were largely funded by Hawkeye football alums, a gesture current players find meaningful. “I think the biggest thing for me was that the money put into that renovation came from former Hawkeye players,” quarterback Nate Stanley said. “That’s what makes it so special, it’s just that extra respect for what we go through on a daily basis and knowing that those guys still care about us.” The words that litter the tunnel make sense given the origin of the funds. Bright yellow lettering showing the words “Tough,” “Smart,” “Together,” and “Physical” line the

hallway of the night-black walls. Saturday’s game against Penn State is the first time this tunnel — and its added effect to the pregame festivities — will be displayed on primetime television. The same goes for the now-complete north end zone stands and Jumbotron, which were largely incomplete a year ago. The north end zone renovations — part of the $89.9 million Kinnick Edge efforts first announced in 2016 — add much to the functionality of the gameday experience. The updates led to a 146 percent increase in restrooms in Kinnick Stadium, a 90 percent increase in concession availability, and a brand new club seating section. Even though the players don’t believe the tunnel adds to their hype on game day, they do think the new north end zone will have an impact on primetime games in Kinnick. The new end zone actually moved the north-side stands closer to the field, and players believe that itself has a great effect in the noise level on the north side of Kinnick’s field.

The south scoreboard at Kinnick Stadium is seen from the third deck on Aug. 9.

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Iowa players walk out of the tunnel before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 28.

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The third deck of the north end zone at Kinnick Stadium is seen on Aug. 9.

KINNICK CONTINUED FROM 5 “I definitely think it’s louder, especially on that side of the field on the north side,” Stanley said. “Especially with the Jumbotron up on top this year, it keeps the sound level up.” Players realize the opportunity they have this weekend with Penn State. The new setup at Kinnick does nothing to tamper the environment that Hawkeye fans are used to, and several of the players believe that the environment has grown to new, interesting heights. “When I do [score] in there, when I score in [the north end zone], it gets pretty loud,” wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette said. “Hopefully, we do what we have to do this weekend and get that crowd going.” Penn State’s players and staff are preparing for this climate in earnest. Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin may have described Io-

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wa’s distinct home-field advantage best this week ahead of his team’s test on the road. “There’s some programs that have it, and there’s others that don’t,” he said. “It’s a combination of the place will be sold out, it will be loud, they are right on top of you the way the stadium’s built. It’s not one of those old school stadiums that used to have a track around it. They are right on top of you.” The last time Franklin led a team into Kinnick, Penn State took down Iowa in a night game on a last-second touchdown in 2017, but the environment will be different this time around. Since then, Kinnick Stadium has become, in a lot of ways, unrecognizable. These stadium updates — paired with the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital built in 2017 right across the street — have brought the stadium into a new era. But new elements of the stadium make sure to be a reminder of the program’s roots,

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The first-floor concourse in the north end zone at Kinnick Stadium is seen on Aug. 9. as well. A relief of Hawkeye great Duke Slater — sculpted by J. Brett Grill and measuring 6.5-by-14 feet — now lies on the outer wall of the north side of the stadium along Evashevski Drive. The relief depicts Slater, a tackle at Iowa from 1918-21, blocking for running back Gordon Locke in a 1921 matchup between Iowa and Knute Rockne-led Notre Dame. It also brings to life a famous photograph in Iowa football’s history. Slater went on to become a Hawkeye great, earning numerous All-American nods. But Slater’s true challenges were off the field. An African American from Clinton, Iowa, Slater faced significant barriers to entry in the football landscape. Even while facing these challenges, Slater had a long and fruitful

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career in professional football that spanned 10 years. He was also among the first group of African Americans elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. “His life in football and beyond was defined by triumph and relentless breaking of boundaries,” the plaque next to the relief reads. And so, when Iowa takes the field against Penn State this weekend, national fans of college football will be surprised to see a wholly new-looking Kinnick Stadium in primetime. New infrastructure and updates all signify the program progressing into a new era of football in Iowa’s home stadium. But the parts that make Kinnick so special — The Swarm, the tradition, the history — all survive in the greatest details of Iowa’s home field.


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SCOUTING REPORT

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Penn State players celebrate in front of the student section after Iowa’s game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 27, 2018. After losing to Michigan on Oct. 5 in a game decided by defenses, the Big Ten schedule doesn’t get much easier for the Hawkeyes this week. Penn State boasts the second-best scoring offense in the Big Ten, behind only Ohio State, and its defensive line is a force to be reckoned with — especially after Nate Stanley suffered eight sacks in Michigan Stadium. Despite key strengths that the Penn State offense and defense hold, it also has its low points that Iowa can use to its advantage.

14.3 yards per kick return/7.1 yards per punt return Penn State ranks last in the Big Ten for kick returns and 10th in punt returns this season, averaging just 14.3 yards and 7.1 yards, respectively.

K.J. Hamler has taken the majority of punt returns with 15 for 92 yards on the season. He averages 6.13 yards per return with a long of 26. Hamler has also seen action in kickoffs with a little more success. In the three that he’s ran back, he has an average of 19 yards with a long of 24. Consider the increase of production Iowa has found on special teams this season with the addition of punter Michael Sleep-Dalton and kickoff specialist Caleb Shudak, and the Hawkeyes have a real chance to feast in the field position battle.

499.7 yards per game While Penn State averages almost 500 yards per game, the majority of those have come from through the air. SEE PENN STATE, 13


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Penn State punter Blake Gillikin chases after a blocked punt during Iowa’s game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 27, 2018.

PENN STATE CONTINUED FROM 8

Quarterback Sean Clifford has led his offense to 261.3 passing yards per game, second to only Michigan State in the Big Ten. He completes twothirds of his passes and isn’t prone to mistakes; he has only thrown two interceptions all season. Hamler also leads the team with 19 receptions and 394 yards, an average of 20.7 yards per reception. Following him on the leaderboard is Jahan

Dotson with 242 yards on the season, and he holds Clifford’s longest pass of the season at 72 yards. Hamler, Dotson, and tight end Pat Freiermuth have combined for 10 of Penn State’s 13 receiving touchdowns, making them important targets for Clifford and a challenge for Iowa’s defense that showed it can handle the toughest wide receivers in Michigan. Clifford is a dual-threat quarterback, ranking third among Nittany Lions in net rushing yards

for the season. He owns the most carries for the team and averages 40 rushing yards per game. When he does hand off the ball, it’s mostly to Journey Brown or Noah Cain, but for Iowa’s defensive line, it’s going to be important to contain Clifford and limit the long runs.

Five sacks per game Penn State leads the Big Ten with an average of five sacks per game and 25 total, only trail-

ing Ohio State with 28 (4.7 average through six games). The Nittany Lions’ defensive line has the ability to stuff the running game on big plays and break through the offensive line to get to the quarterback. For an Iowa team that allowed eight sacks a week ago, Penn State’s defense will be a challenge. Yetur Gross-Matos leads the team with 5.5 sacks for a loss of 45 yards, followed by Shaka Toney’s five sacks for 35 yards.


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BIG TEN MATCHUPS Opportunity for a statement win, take two. Robert Read

POWER RANKINGS 1) Ohio State

I bet Ohio State will score a touchdown when it plays Michigan.

2) Wisconsin

Jonathan Taylor has my (hypothetical) Heisman vote.

robert-read@uiowa.edu

No. 16 Michigan vs. Illinois 11 a.m. | ABC

Illinois may not do much on offense against Michigan, but it’ll likely do more damage to the Wolverine defense than Iowa did.

Rutgers vs. Indiana 11 a.m. | BTN

There will be some very loyal fans in the stands for this one. Then again, there might not be.

Maryland vs. Purdue 11 a.m. | BTN

I think this may be another one of those games where the Maryland offense decides to score a lot of points. Poor Purdue.

No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Michigan State 2:30 p.m. | BTN

I would imagine that Jonathan Taylor won’t have five touchdowns again this week, but I will never doubt him.

No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 17 Iowa 6:30 p.m. | ABC

Penn State is coming into Kinnick Stadium for a night game. Iowa is wearing alternate uniforms, and the crowd will be in full force for the annual ANF game, which is also the Black and Gold spirit game. All signs point to Iowa winning this game, except for last week’s offensive performance.

Nebraska vs. Minnesota 6:30 p.m. | FS1

Which result would be worse for Iowa fans, Minnesota winning and moving to 6-0 or Nebraska winning a game in general?

3) Penn State

Can it just play Ohio State already?

4) Michigan

Still not impressed.

5) Iowa

It’ll score a touchdown against Penn State, right? Right?

6) Michigan State

Iowa’s alternate uniforms > Michigan State’s alternate uniforms.

7) Minnesota

Wait, Minnesota is undefeated? 8) Nebraska Preseason Big Ten West favorites.

9) Maryland

It has already been a very weird season for the Terrapins.

10) Indiana

Remember when Nate Stanley threw six touchdowns against the Hoosiers?

11) Northwestern

The reigning Big Ten West champs are in need of a win.

12) Illinois

At least Lovie Smith has an outstanding beard. But that’s about it.

13) Purdue

Is anything going to go right for Purdue this season?

14) Rutgers

New coach, same result.


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ON THE LINE Matchups

Pete Ruden

Anna Kayser

Robert Read

Pete Mills

Lucy Rohden

Jon Rawson

Jason Brummond

PREGAME EDITOR (14-11)

SPORTS EDITOR (13-12)

ASST. SPORTS EDITOR (13-12)

FOOTBALL REPORTER (13-12)

DITV DIRECTOR (16-9)

ASST. DITV SPORTS DIRECTOR (15-10)

PUBLISHER (15-10)

No. 17 Iowa vs. No. 10 Penn State

IOWA I had a real dream this week that the media could talk to true freshmen.

IOWA Night game, alternate uniforms, ANF stripes, flyover. Yeah, chalk it up.

IOWA Night game, alternate uniforms, ANF game. This is the perfect storm for an Iowa win, right? Right?

IOWA Nate Stanley’s goatee is back, and it doesn’t want to hear your logic about how Penn State is better.

IOWA Nittany is not a breed of lion.

IOWA Trace McSorley was in college longer than your cousin who changed their major three times.

IOWA Headline: Stanley sacked only seven times in win.

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 5 LSU

FLORIDA Tim Tebow should still be in the NFL. (Also, I didn’t change this box at all from last week.)

LSU fLLLLLLLorida

LSU The rest of college football should be scared that LSU has a good quarterback.

LSU If I don’t see Ed Orgeron grumbling in a postgame interview after a win, I’ll riot.

LSU Ed Orgeron was in the Blind Side. Automatic dub.

LSU I wish I looked like Joe Burrow.

LSU Mike the Tiger is America’s favorite mascot.

OKLAHOMA Jalen’s going to bring the Hurts.

OKLAHOMA What exactly does

OKLAHOMA Horns down.

TEXAS When do I get to change my Twitter bio to “Texas is back?”

OKLAHOMA If you combined their sayings, it would be Boomer Horns. I think that’s funny.

OKLAHOMA Try saying “Red River Rivalry” 10 times fast. Now you look dumb to people around you.

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma team + Alabama QB = unfair.

No. 11 Texas vs. No. 6 Oklahoma No. 20 Virginia vs. Miami Nebraska vs. Minnesota

“Boomer Sooner” mean? VIRGINIA “Take me hooome, country roooaaads, to the plaaace I belooong. Regular Virginia.”

VIRGINIA Whenever I think about Virginia, I think about the 2019 NCAA 125-pound title match.

VIRGINIA The U will not be getting a W.

VIRGINIA Bronco Mendenhall is my nominee for coolest name in college football.

VIRGINIA When did Virginia get good at football?

VIRGINIA And for this week’s honorary “I don’t care” game.

VIRGINIA Who wants to lose to Clemson?

MINNESOTA A battle of Midwest states that aren’t as good as Iowa.

MINNESOTA Even Scott Frost can’t freeze the river that Minnesota’s boat is rowin’ on right now.

NEBRASKA Is there any way this game can end in a tie?

MINNESOTA Row the UNDEFEATED boat.

NEBRASKA P.J., please forgive me.

MINNESOTA I will never pick Nebraska, mainly because it’s trash like Robert and Mills.

MINNESOTA A third loss will damper Nebraska’s national title hopes.

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ONE ON ONE WITH NATE WIETING Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Pete Ruden caught up with Hawkeye tight end Nate Wieting to gather his thoughts on baseball, fast food, and his childhood. The Daily Iowan: If you had a track 4x100-meter relay with your teammates, who would be on it? Nate Wieting: Back in high school, we did the throwers’ relay, so I’d take the four biggest guys on the team. I’d take Wirfs, Big A.J., and probably both Paulsens, and that’d be my 4x1 team. I don’t think we’d be very good or very competitive, but that’s the team I’m going with.

DI: If you could be any animal for a week, what would it be? Wieting: That’s a good question. I’d probably take some kind of grizzly bear or something in the mountains. Fishing in streams for salmon, climbing trees, doing the whole nine yards. I think that’d be a good time. Maybe hibernate for a little bit.

DI: Who’s the best pure athlete on the team? Wieting: I heard Kaevon Merriweather’s pretty dang good at basketball, too. I’d have to go with Kaevon. I think being able to play safety at a Big Ten level, and then a bunch of guys on the team have also said he can play basketball pretty well, so I’ll give that nod to Kaevon.

DI: You guys are a Powerade program. What’s better, Gatorade or Powerade? Wieting: I like Powerade better. I like the grape and lemon lime flavors the best. I don’t really like cool blue Gatorade, so I think that’s where it falls off for me. DI: If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Wieting: Grape Powerade’s up there. I’m a big fan of cold grape Powerade. Chocolate milk, big fan. Probably either one of those two things. DI: If you could go pro in a sport other than football, what would you choose? Wieting: I’m a huge baseball fan. I didn’t play in high school and I wouldn’t say I was very good, but I think it would be awesome to play Major League Baseball. DI: What’s the best fast food restaurant around? Wieting: I’m a big Chick-fil-A fan. DI: Who’s your favorite team? Wieting: I like the Milwaukee Brewers. DI: What’s your favorite childhood memory? Wieting: My brother and I had a couple neighbors that we used to play backyard football with. We’d go out there in the snow and just get after it for hours on end. Rain or sun, daytime, nighttime. DI: Who’s the best video game player on the team? Wieting: Brady Ross is the best Madden player. Alaric Jackson is up there. I’d say probably those two guys. DI: Is water wet? Wieting: Yes.


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