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Penn State By the Numbers: Iowa
UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s dramatic 21-19 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
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66,205: game attendance.
4,836: career passing yards for Trace McSorley, who now stands ninth all-time at Penn State in the category; the junior finished with 284 passing yards Saturday.
579: offensive yards for Penn State, on 99 plays. Conversely, Iowa finished with 273 offensive yards, on 45 plays.
358: all-purpose yards for Saquon Barkley, a Penn State record and 10th all-time in Big Ten history.
211: rushing yards for Barkley.
195: career points for place-kicker Tyler Davis, who moved into 14th place all-time at Penn State.
94: receiving yards for Barkley, on 28 carries.
92: receiving yards for Juwan Johnson; the sophomore receiver caught seven catches, including the game-winning touchdown. His yards and receptions are career-best marks.
53: kick return yards for Barkley, on three attempts.
39.8: punt average for Blake Gillikin, on four kicks.
29: first downs for Penn State; Iowa finished with 11.
29: consecutive games Mike Gesicki has caught a pass, tied for the eighth-longest active streak in FBS.
28: jersey number for Troy Apke, who blocked his first career field goal in the fourth quarter.
19: consecutive games Trace McSorley has throw for a touchdown, he extended his own school record.
19: jersey number worn by defensive end Shareef Miller, who honored injured defensive end Torrence Brown.
8: penalties by Penn State, resulting in 90 yards.
6: tackles by Jason Cabinda, a team-high mark.
4: career fumbles forced by safety Marcus Allen, who forced a strip in the third quarter.
0: numbers of points Penn State has allowed in the first quarter this season.
So this last note doesn’t include a number, though we think it’s still very much noteworthy. We experienced Iowa’s new tradition of the hometown fans waving to a children’s hospital that’s located directly next to Kinnick Stadium. This happens at the end of the first quarter of every home game, with Hawkeye supporters waving to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, where patients and their families gather to watch Iowa. Click here to watch our video of the fans waving Saturday, and you can visit the NCAA website to learn more.
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