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'Generations of Greatness' game highlights busy weekend

It’s going to be a big weekend in Happy Valley.

After a thrilling 21-19 win in Iowa City, the No. 4 Nittany Lions return home on Saturday afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. kick with Indiana at Beaver Stadium. The Lions will be wearing special throwback uniforms in the contest, but more about that later. There’s a lot to do in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming up this weekend. Here’s your day-by-day guide to the weekend in Happy Valley.

Friday, Sept. 29

What you need to know: No. 4 Penn State vs. Indiana

UNIVERSITY PARK — Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Game details: vs. Indiana, 3:30 p.m., broadcast on BTN

Records: Penn State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Indiana (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten).

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where the Nittany Lions have never lost to the Hoosiers (9-0).

Barkley named Big Ten Offensive Player of Week

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Was there any question who was going to be the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week? Of course not.

It’s Penn State’s Saquon Barkley.

Barkley’s off-the-chart performance on Saturday night in Iowa City earned him the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

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.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

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.

Penn State Predictions: Prime Time It Is!

Week 4 has arrived. Penn State travels to Iowa City for its first Big Ten contest and road game of the young season.

The Nittany Lions have struggled with the Hawkeyes in the past, but have dominated the series as of late, winning three straight. Kinnick Stadium is never an easy place to play, and Penn State head coach James Franklin knows that. He addressed the noise factor during the week by pumping in loud music to Penn State’s practices.

Penn State-Iowa: Looking back at the classics

When it comes to Big Ten rivals, Iowa probably doesn’t come to mind.

Penn State fans love to hate Ohio State and Michigan. Iowa is probably a distant third. However, there have been some really good games in the series. Even before Penn State joined the Big Ten, the schools met from time to time.

Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable games in the series:

What you need to know: No. 4 Penn State at Iowa

UNIVERSITY PARK — Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Game details: at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on ABC

Records: No. 4 Penn State (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten), Iowa (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Venue: Kinnick Stadium, capacity of 70,585.

Weather forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 89 degrees, with sunshine and patchy clouds.

By the Numbers: PSU dominates Georgia State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 56-0 victory over Georgia State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

102,746: game attendance.

4,552: career passing yards for Trace McSorley, 10th in Penn State history.

526: total yards of offense for Penn State.

360: passing yards by Penn State.

320: total yards of offense for Georgia State.

Five Takeaways: Penn State thumps Georgia State

That was, quite simply, Penn State’s best effort of the young season.

The No. 5 Nittany Lions improved to 3-0 with a 56-0 pasting of hapless Georgia State on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. To say the Lions dominated in all phases of the game would be an understatement.

The Lions dominated from the get-go, but needed a shanked field goal to preserve the shutout.

There were plenty of highlights for the Lions. Here are our top 5:

Nittany Notes: Breaking down PSU-Georgia State

UNIVERSITY PARK – Headed to the game this weekend? Well, you probably don’t know much about Penn State’s opponent, Georgia State. Here are some facts about the Nittany Lions’ final non-conference opponent of the season.

WHO DEY?: Where is Georgia State, anyway? The school is located in Atlanta. But the Panthers are not known for their football, clearly.

PAYDAY: Penn State is paying Georgia State $1.2 million to make the trip to Happy Valley.

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