First the first time since 2005 (against Illinois), the Nittany Lions put up over 60 points to a Big Ten team on the road by blowing out the Boilermakers 62-24 and becoming bowl eligible. There was some concern for a post-Ohio State victory let down when Penn State entered halftime tied to Purdue at 17 a piece. It appears that with all the tricks the Boilermakers tried to play, it was the Nittany Lions who were appeared in the second half, doubling their first half total in the third quarter while adding 28 in the fourth quarter.
Now, the Nittany Lions return home to take on perhaps their final big test in Iowa. The Hawkeyes have caused some problems for Penn State with a 9-7 record against the Nittany Lions since Penn State joined the Big Ten, with Iowa winning only 3 of 9 prior to 1993. Ultimately, the Lions need to start strong and not fall too far behind if they want to win. This season, Iowa has lost 3 games, but has not lost by more than one touchdown (and a two point conversion). With a win this weekend, it is not out of the question that Penn State could participate in this year’s Big Ten title game. By the Lions need to take one game at a time.
Join us for the 7:30pm kickoff at Miller’s Orlando Ale House in Winter Park for this week’s game. Our Chapter has a large designated area complete with large HDTVs, sound system, and some other surprise specials throughout the season. Raffles will continue this season to benefit our scholarship fund.
Miller’s Orlando Ale House is located near the corner of SR 436 and University Blvd. in Winter Park. The address is 101 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL. You may also follow the map to quickly view the location.