UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 13-3 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:
Play of the game: Leading 6-3 early in the fourth quarter, PSU linebacker Gerald Hodges sacked Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg, who fumbled. Nate Stupar recovered at the Iowa 49, and the Lions used the reversal of field position to complete the game's only touchdown drive.
Offensive player of the game: Silas Redd rushed for 142 yards on 28 carries.
Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski
PSU kicker Evan Lewis runs for a first down on a fake punt.
Defensive player of the game: Blitzing often, Hodges made five tackles, including his sack and forced fumble.
Most telling statistic: The Lions averaged 5.0 yards on 46 rushes.
Hidden statistic: PSU carried second-half time of possession, 18:56-11:04.
Best run: Redd broke a tackle and spun for 15 yards to the Iowa 29 in the third quarter.
Best pass: Matt McGloin got the Lions out of a hole with a 19-yard sideline route to Derek Moye in the third quarter.
Worst pass: McGloin's interception in the end zone in the third quarter, an under-thrown fade for Moye, just has to be thrown away.
Best catch: Moye made a leaping, juggling 23-yarder in the second quarter. Justin Brown had two finger-tippers at the sideline.
Catch it, will ya: Devon Smith bobbled the second-half kickoff twice and was snowed under. Flipside: Fortunately for PSU, Iowa linebacker Tyler Nielson missed a pick-6 in the first quarter that went through his arms. Lion safety Drew Astorino returned the favor in the second half.
Hold it, won't ya: Redd was fortunate to recover his own fumble in the third quarter.
Best call: The Lions' staff caught Iowa napping with a first-and-goal 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kevin Haplea that put the Nits up 13-3 with 8:08 left. Penn State also faked a 34-yard field goal on its first possession, with backup kicker Evan Lewis taking a direct snap and picking up 8 yards to the Iowa 9.
Worst call: Everybody in the stadium - obviously including Iowa - knew Stephfon Green, appearing for the first time this year, would be the target of a Nit screen late in the second quarter.
Best block: Joe Suhey helped spring a 12-yard Redd rush in the third quarter.
Best kick: Iowa punter Eric Guthrie downed a 37-yarder at the Lion 3 in the third quarter.
Best effort: Redd made a spectacular effort to jump over Nielson at the Hawkeye 3 in the second quarter.
Unsung hero(es): Penn State's offensive line escorted the running game and did not allow a sack.