Penn State vs. Iowa 2010 College Football Picks, College Football Predictions & Vegas Odds - Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, a Pennsylvania native, is 7-2 against Penn State in College Football Picks games over University coaching legend Joe Paterno, and has won the last two College Football Predictions meetings, both in tight ball games, the game in 2008 dashing the Nittany Lions national title hopes. This year, both teams are in the top 25 with no real title aspirations, though folks in Iowa City might feel otherwise. Iowa is a -7 Las Vegas Odds favorites at home.
Penn State (3-1) College Football Vegas Odds +7 starts a freshman quarterback in Robert Bolden. Bolden has over 800 yards passing but has only passed for 3 touchdowns against five interceptions. As a result, PSU has struggled to score points, In fact, against Temple last week, the Penn State kicker had more points (16) than the entire offense. Running back Evan Royster, after early season struggles, rushed for 187 yards against Temple.
Iowa (4-1) has had no problems scoring. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi leds a diverse unit featuring big-time running back Adam Robinson, who has rushed for 385 yards and 6 touchdowns. Stanzi has thrown for 999 yards and 9 touchdowns and has found a favorite target in Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. Defensively, Iowa has beat-up on inferior foes but struggled against #24 Arizona. Though Iowa gave-up two long returns for scores, they also allowed 366 yards in total offense, including 303 yards by quarterback Nick Foles. Looking at the College Football Odds on the total it is set at 40.5 points.
Iowa will have less to worry about with Bolden and, if they can contain Royster and not make any big mistakes, they should cover the College Football Point spread, and allow Ferentz to maintain his dominance over the Paterno legend.
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