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[Postgame Thread] Iowa Defeats Penn State 23-20

[Postgame Thread] Iowa Defeats Penn State 23-20

mcmeanass

Iowa's punter was the unironic MVP of the game.


Notademocrat17

This is not the first time


cb101622

He won this game and Iowa state


Gumbo-Jones

There’s a reason hawk fans walk around with shirts saying “punting is winning” with the outline of Australia on them. Tory Taylor is our best player and I’m not even lying lmao


lolrightythen

He really melts Kirk's ice cream


tylerbc

Iowa kick guy good Penn State backup throw guy bad


IShootWithThisHand

The best summary I've seen on the last 4 hours.


Robinico

Ver bad


elgenie

Leg punting >>> Arm punting


Hawkeyestate24

NFL scouts perk up every time Iowa’s offense takes the field because they know in three plays Tory Taylor is going to punt the ball to the moon


DrMaxCoytus

To a very specific spot on the moon.


International-Bid780

And then just stop. No bounce.


master_power

I used to think that was luck. Clearly not


shitsfuckedupalot

I love a good punter. It's literally the only reason I root for the Seahawks.


makualla

Jack fox is the only player making the lions remotely watchable


Dirty-Ears-Bill

Hey let’s give some cred to Big Cock Hock while we’re in an Iowa thread please


makualla

It’s not his fault, Goff is ass and can’t get him the ball enough


lightvale86

Dickson is simply incredible. The double punt when they played the rams was insane


mylilnuttynut

Tory Taylor will go to New York as a Heisman Finalist. Betting my house on it I don't care I'm over the damn moon right now.


Mudcrabs_Beware

This game was crafted by the football gods to inflict as much suffering on psu fans as possible


funkyb

The only way to make it worse would've been a guy in a half-Pitt/half-OSU jersey coming by to punch Franklin in the dick.


Jhak12

From the jump it had 2017 OSU game vibes and I still wasn’t prepared for the next 60 minutes


Ejcia

398 Punt yards... Are we sure we cant use that for offense?


Davidellias

I think you just found the most Big Ten stat ever..


ArmadilloAl

Still second to that time Iowa beat Penn State 6-4.


n3dchican3

The best offense is a good ~~defense~~ kickboi.


ZakalwesChair

If you don't like literally declining to play offense, you don't like Iowa football


Balls_DeepinReality

Gotta play to your strengths


rockyhawkeye

It’s probably time to start talking to your kids about undefeated Iowa.


makeshift_kangaroo

Past time, honestly. It's hard sometimes. Coming from a flair like mine. But, I sat down my daughter today and we talked and she handled it pretty well.


AbsolutelyHung

Iowa kneeling with 40 seconds left to get an extra punt in is peak Iowa.


master_power

Peak B1G football. Penn State faithful. Congrats on the V


Anythingnottaken123

My wife (A&M fan):why are they nealing with so much time left?” Me: it’s… it’s a B1G thing


JanetYellensFuckboy

With the way Roberson was playing, that was a sure thing, great call.


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From my experience, that could be dangerous.


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ball_o_bears

Spoilermakers


Bears_Beets_StarWars

I'm terrified of the rest of our schedule. That's Iowa football


FoxtrotUniform11

A buddy of mine texted me a congrats on the Hawks winning. Started saying how Iowa has no ranked teams left, and show coast into the championship and/or the playoff. I told him he definitely doesn't follow Iowa football if he thinks they are safe with zero ranked teams.


tedediah

Dread it. Run from it. [Purdue Pete](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Purdue_Pete_modern.jpg/1920px-Purdue_Pete_modern.jpg) arrives all the same. And now it's here.


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Kanto_Cacturnes

Dear God I can feel it. He's gonna bust our balls up. Curse of the 3 continues.


ThinkAboutCosts

If you don't like kneeling the clock out then punting, you don't like big 10 football


letsgoiowa

This is the Biggest Ten that ever Bigged tbh


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BunnySelfDestruct

With 8 minutes left...


TheReaver88

wut


livefreeordont

Iowa beat Penn St several years ago. Penn St got a safety when Iowa hiked it over the punters head. Then Penn St’s only other score was an intentional safety in the fourth quarter by Iowa


Bradycolson1

Literally only Iowa could engineer a game where a team scores 4 points.


lolrightythen

I hope we punt on 3rd some day


iDrum17

I am so glad I witnessed that


ChefTombert777

The fuck you kneel is up there with the fuck you safety


therunnerman

I’m right there with ya. Also, if I live in Norman now am I owed free beer or do I buy people beer? Bob Stoops is the man


ChefTombert777

What I've learned is if you yell "BOOMER!" or "Stooooooops" people will love you so do with that as you will


GenocideOwl

I was baffled for a hot second. Then I remembered it was pure b1g distilled into one possession.


Designer_B

So was making them run 3rd down again after the chop block while still down 4 lmao.


lolrightythen

That was Kirk on that ice cream, right there


HawkI84

2nd biggest after the intentional safety


AbsolutelyHung

Tory Taylor deserved the curtain call, he almost entirely is the reason Iowa won this game. 5 Punts inside the 10 including a couple inside the 5.


Marenum

He's the closest thing we have to a Heisman hopeful.


mcm192

Agreed. Not saying our backup QB would have done much else but constantly starting from our own 5 yard line killed us. Congrats on the win.


gnich62

Fuck you safeties and now fuck you kneels. This "rivalry" has had it all.


Officer_Warr

By far my most dreaded game any given season. It's exhausting to watch.


Electrical-Wish-519

Based on the way Roberson was playing, the only chance Penn State had was blocking that punt


trumpet_23

We just saw the invention of the FU victory formation.


White___Velvet

That was a serious mood. Talk about being willing to lean on your defense. My goodness. Loving these Hawks


tomdawg0022

That was very Iowa 6, PSU 4-like of them to do that.


bruce5783

Easy to shit on Roberson, and he deserves some of it, but kid got thrown to the wolves. This is 100% on coaching, both for not having Roberson ready to go in any capacity and for not bringing someone in via the portal. There was plenty of talk in the off-season about needing a back up qb and tapping portal. Unfortunately it materialized at the worst possible time.


Feralmedic

Good take right here. Football is a team sport. Franklin looked… ok… but not great. But when you entire offense goes to shit once the backup comes in? Failure on coaching.


Mud_Doctor1

Can we all agree that the amount of commercials are getting out of hand? You need 4 hours to watch one game now. It’s ridiculous.


pfroo40

Fox sucks


thesakeofglory

I see you’re not familiar with SEC on CBS. 4 hours is known as a speed run.


FatAngryGinger

Especially the ass hole Uber Eats commericals with the doorbell. Fuck Uber Eats so much.


FormerSenator

Excited for the Spencer Rattler era at Penn State


Ace1282

Tory Taylor (Iowa Punter for those out of the loop) should be your 100% Heisman vote getter.


Hay-Tha-Soe

Man this game was over as soon as their starter got hurt. This backup was not ready for the bright lights


toledosurprised

the o-line did him no favors with all those false starts and generally poor protection. feel bad for him, he wasn’t ready and he wasn’t put in a good spot to succeed.


DuspBrain

PSU's backup transferred and is now leading Kentucky to a 5-0 start. This kid today was not supposed to be playing yet


Lucky-view

Well, at least you get Drew Allar next year. He will be the starter 100%


PanachelessNihilist

The only good to come out of this game is that Drew Allar now knows that when Franklin tells him he'll start from Day 1, it's not an idle promise.


HumanBarnacle

Probably not supposed to play ever, most people who are 4th string don’t make it to every play a significant amount.


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"why didnt u see the wide open slants in front of u on that 4th down pass?" "im gona be an accountant man. they told me to run around practice n i study for free, so here i am."


Tarmacked

As an accountant I am offended by this comment At the very least we would have audibled to a safe run play


Virgin_Dildo_Lover

Cover your assets homie


Merisiel

He just came here to play school!


Scar_Killed_Mufasa

He should be the 4th string if everything happens the way it was “planned.” Our backup and 3rd stringer transferred out. Feels bad man.


SubparMeteorologist

*Spencer Rattler has started following you*


DyZ814

I actually think he'll be a transfer portal candidate to be honest. PSU finally has some QB talent coming and others developing on the roster. I think he's a casualty. Although I find it hard to blame this on him. I think coaching at PSU (and probably other schools) under develops a lot of backups. PSU doesn't really "win big" against the cupcakes scheduled at the beginning of the season. So backups here don't really get a ton of on-the-field action during games. I also can't comprehend how CJF didn't adjust the snap cadence given all the miscommunication. Really my only gripe. Not that upset we lost. Figured it would be hard even with a starter. Still plenty of season to go. PSU still looking prime.


Alwaysahawk

Fumbling that first snap was a bad omen lol


ball_o_bears

And then Kinnick killed the PSU running game because every time they'd go out for a 5yd gain, they'd get 2 or 3 consecutive false starts.


JanetYellensFuckboy

We haven't had good run game all season


RayWhelans

Probably the worst prime time QB performance I’ve ever seen since playoff Joe Webb. It’s hard to watch a guy struggle like that in such a huge game.


MrPinkThompson

For his own mental health, Roberson probably should delete his social media


voidmage898

People shouldn't flame college athletes who have a rough game anyways. I feel like everyone needs to remember that these are just college athletes.


MerlinsBeard

I feel bad for that kid.


MrPinkThompson

I 100% agree, but people still do it


cglboy3

I feel really bad for Sean Clifford. The kid had to sit on the sideline for the whole second half and watch his team play in arguably their biggest game of the season.


phil_wswguy

It is such a different game if he's out there for the second half


AntSmith777

I came away from this feeling like PSU is the better team. That place was rocking and Iowa only won by 3 against a QB that was clearly not ready for prime time.


holygrail22

Iowa kneeling to punt back to that awful PSU offense is one of the most hilariously disrespectful things I’ve ever seen


BusterJMungus

That was literally what Iowa’s game plan in the famous 6-4 game.


Drokeep

That was even worse cause there was like 8 minutes left lol


livefreeordont

Iowa also punted on 4th and 2 from the 50 with like 30 seconds left in the first half. Then called two time outs forcing Penn State to kneel three times to get to half time


Joey_Brakishwater

I will never say anything bad about Sean Clifford ever again


ThnkWthPrtls

Up until a few weeks ago I certainly never thought we'd be playing a top 5 team with an elite defense on the road and I would catch myself thinking non ironically how much I really wish Sean Clifford was in there Edit because words are hard


Steelwolf73

Top 5 defense. Without Clifford, bottom 50 offense.


PrawnStockton

Wayyyyy wayyyyyyy lower than that.


byniri_returns

That was one of the most toxic gamethreads in a non-rivalry game I've seen here lol


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theobi

Idk how much longer we can call this a non-rivalry game


_SquirrelKiller

Don’t fool yourself, Iowa-Penn State is growing into a pretty good rivalry.


JanetYellensFuckboy

Absolutely agree. Recently, between McSorley + Juwan silencing Kinnick in the last-second touchdown and then this, it feels like something more.


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ChemicalOle

https://i.imgur.com/oBIeBB7.jpg


DrSwol

Even the statue is over the line of scrimmage


CellyAllDay

TIL I could be the backup qb for Penn State


Zloggt

But for real: I think James Franklin should *really* look into that QB depth…


JanetYellensFuckboy

We can't keep depth because they transfer out. Missing Levis right now.


onlyforjazzmemes

We all know this game would have ended differently if Penn State had won instead of Iowa.


cb101622

Big if true


CheezeItsAtOrlando

THIS IS A BIG TEN RANKED MATCHUP, PLEASE REMEMBER THE TYPICAL RULES IMPLIED BY THE FACT THAT THIS IS A BIG TEN RANKED MATCHUP 1. WHEN THROWING THE BALL, 3 THINGS CAN HAPPEN, TWO OF WHICH ARE BAD 2. WHEN RUNNING THE BALL, THE THREE BAD THINGS THAT HAPPEN WITH THROWING CANNOT HAPPEN 3. DEFENSES WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 4. PUNTING IS SEXY


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Obvious_Parsley3238

kneeling with 2 minutes left up by 3 was a power move if i've ever seen one


AtomicTanAndBlack

That’s 100% the move you make when you’re pretty sure the other team’s QB is a golden retriever


HoneyBunchesOfGoats_

My Big 12 brain was screaming at Ferentz. Between giving the ball back with 40 seconds left and accepting a penalty to replay 3rd down on defense. I couldn’t wrap my head around it.


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ecupatsfan12

He should be learning but both backups transferred


tonytroz

He’s a RS SO. An upperclassmen 4* should not be that bad.


Sgt_Jiggles

I feel like we all did


terminatepieman

You may not like it but that's what Iowa football looks like.


Narcbynight

Watched during a wedding. BAN FALL WEDDINGS!


bbtm8

Holy smokes Roberson is horrible.


Skipper2399

Lol. What do people do in the middle of the field storms. Looks like I saw a few people just standing there like “okay, I made it to the middle… now what?”


rbc3a

The one time I did it, that was exactly what it was like.


Fluffy_Assumption434

We all got to the field and were like “Where are our friends?!”


nerdlingersbrabomb

Don’t be too salty PSU fans. Iowa hasn’t allowed an opposing starting quarterback to make it to the end of the game yet this year.


bigdaddyswinger

This stat is terrifying.


cb101622

It's our best offense


0DegreesCalvin

Roberson wouldn’t win the starting QB job at Bishop Sycamore.


usernameisusername57

He'd probably win it at Wisconsin, though.


DrPylon

I hope Clifford gets healthy quick. I think this game goes vastly differently with him in it. Sad to see this, but wish Iowa the best. Kinnick is scary, but especially to be thrown into with little experience.


consumesportsball

I know it's just a game, but holy shit Roberson is bad


computerdweeb

Roberson might be the worst QB in the B1G in any capacity


Falcon84

Iowa knowing they could just kneel and punt it back with 0 fear of him completing a pass.


computerdweeb

Seriously, was pitiful.


miversen33

Gave me intentional safety vibes lol


iwearatophat

I think he was 1 for 4 on throwing a ball that could even be considered catchable.


durkdurkastan

It had been too long since the "Fuck You safety".


ScarletFever333

There is a lot of competition for that title.


Impossible-Mode-8818

Dude gives Mertz a run for his money


magekilla

Lol, I don't know Mertz had a whopping 100 yds and 1 INT against Illinois...


DrMaxCoytus

*Petras sits, looking nervous*


TKHawk2

See, the secret for Iowa is that ALL our quarterbacks are bad, so we're accustomed to playing with bad QB play.


RapaxIII

GG Iowa, defense was up to the task all game. Feel bad for Roberson, coaches left him out to dry and figure out the crowd by himself


smitty2005

Clifford is head and shoulders the best QB we saw this season. Penn State has got a bunch of world beaters on Defense. Shakes me to my core. Hope Clifford is back soon. PSU, go out there and slam the East around like brake parts.


agentresslersburner

Those kneel downs were so disrespectful lmao


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4for4philly

Iowa's punter won them the game


Mistertreefrog

As is tradition.


theabevoks2

GG Iowa. I'm not gonna pearl clutch over fans booing and stuff, it happens (maybe cus i'm an Eagles fan but I digress). Obviously sucks to see Clifford go out and I think this game goes differently if he doesn't. I'm hoping for a rematch in the B1G championship game


blyzo

Iowa's Punter should be a Heisman contender after this game.


MegatonMessiah

Worst QB play I've seen in a LONG time. Not a single throw or decision by Roberson made sense, or was even close. That's horrific even for a backup.


PennStateShire

Allar starting next year unless they give Cliff his Covid 6th year


bigkeys11

He has eligibility. He will start if he comes back. If not then yeah Allar (the prince who was promised) will be starting


jmac461

Iowa punting one more time to to try for more turnovers and more chances to kneel.


tedediah

Tear down the goal posts, you cowards! GG Iowa. Y'all played hard and made it a really hostile environment. Respect. Really, really disappointed in how Roberson played. He's only a RS freshman but he needs to be ready to go when his number is called. More disappointed at how the offense fell apart after Clifford went out. No one was helping each other out. 8 (9?) false starts from the Oline is absolutely unacceptable, even with how loud Kinnick was. The coaches have to recognize the issue and go to a silent count. Receivers have to help the backup out and he has to hit his targets. Injuries happen and the team cannot be that fragile when they do. Defense played tough. Good coverage and good tackling right up until the final few minutes. If the offense is halfway competent I don't think Iowa puts up more than ten. Time to cheer myself up with some joyless murderball, I guess.


karmint1

USC interview committee: So tell us how you coach and implement silent counts for hostile environments. James Franklin: *stares blankly, mouth agape*


Fixingyoursituation

***Some say Penn State is still out there false starting***


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MomButtsDriveMeNuts

The last time I had this much hope in an Iowa football team my heart was ripped out by Sparty in Indianapolis. And I am here to announce that I am ready to be hurt again.


grimpleschnirtz

Does this mean we’ve broken the curse of the #3 ranking, or are we gonna lose to Purdue?


dr_dan319

Bama loses we go to #2 and are safe


VermtownRoyals

Ask and ye shall receive


tobin1677

Well, grats on breaking the 3 curse I guess Iowa.


Several_Following900

Corn stonks 📈📈


9-volts

Exiting game, way to go Iowa


TheRealXibu

Bunch of coulda, shoulda, wouldas in here. The nerds upset about rushing the field are just embarrassing. It’s College Football, live a little.


rushisquitegood

Salinity levels: Ocean water < The Dead Sea < Bonneville Salt Flats < Sodium Chloride < The Fucking Game Thread


Flimsyfishy

Forgot to put Lot's wife in there.


ShinyPiplup95

Iowa will still be number 3 next week, and guess who will be coming to town... https://imgur.com/cbrhpRt


SueYouInEngland

Purdue has beaten Iowa 3 of the last 4 years. No way we should be looking past that game.


huge43

Iowa might be #2 😳 Purdue Pete has no powers over #2


Drokeep

We fucked ngl


kinghawkeye8238

Bama might lose 🤞


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ninjaakoala

Kind of feel bad for Sean Clifford


lemmybuscemi

\#2!!!!


MetaKoopa99

I see that today is the day that the universe remembered that Penn State is not allowed to have nice things


whalenailer

Penn state Texas A&M 🤝*losing starting QB with a bad backup*


JanetYellensFuckboy

\+ being a cult


librariowan

I am once again angry my sister took her husband to this game and not me.


pfroo40

My buddy offered me a ticket yesterday to go with him, but said later that his wife wanted to go after all so took her... I guess a marriage is more important...


The_Pandalorian

Confirmed: Kinnick voodoo defeats #3 curse voodoo.


elgenie

Petras finished his day on a run of 16/22 for 181 yards and 2 TDs to no ints. Just sayin'. Still wish dude would step *up* into the pocket instead of running backwards into sacks.


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