We're late to the table but hopefully the food is still warm. This week the members of the Blue White Round Table gather to take a look at Penn State's next game against old nemesis Iowa.
Adam Collyer of Black Shoe Diaries once again served the questions to us, and Black Shoe Diaries will have a round up later today.
1. Are we about to see the second coming of the 6-4 spectacular?
I don't think we'll see a game quite that bad, but I certianly never expect a Penn State-Iowa game to turn in to a finesse performance for either side. These games have a history of being tough, physical and bruising and I wouldn't expect anything less from them in this one.
I would definitely take the under in this one, that much is for sure.
2. Most misleading statistic ever - Penn State gained over 400 yards against Indiana. What can they do to put the ball in the end zone this week against the Hawkeyes?
Penn State had two turnovers in the red zone last week, so I think it is pretty simple as far as an answer here goes. Protect the football!
3. As rough as the passing game has been, is it possible that the running game has managed to be worse? What can Penn State do to free up some room to run for Silas Redd?
I am surprised at how much the running game HASN'T picked up the offense in recent weeks. I don't think the offensive line has been particularly good, getting pushed around by defenses they have no business being shoved around by. They need to dig deep and set a tone early on, and do so against a defensive line that ha manhandled them in recent years.
4. Even with the random drops, Derek Moye has been a fantastic wide receiver. Where does he rate amongst Williams, Butler, Norwood, and Bryant and Tony Johnson on your all-decade list?
Moye is a testament to hard work and perseverance. He does not have the great skills or talent that previous greats to wear a Penn State uniform have had but he prepares well and can be mentally tough. He may be overshadowed by a number of wide receivers years from now when we think about the best of the best, but his efforts should not be forgotten.
Get ready for another frustrating day everybody, because this could be another ugly game. I'll say Iowa sneaks out of State College with another win against Penn State. Kirk Ferentz just has a knack for coming up with a winning formula against Penn State and if Penn State's quarterback carousel is in full operation, I don't see any way Iowa loses this one.
Iowa 17, Penn State 13