While some of the biggest games in the B1G will air at noon ET during the college football season this year, there’s still a few contests that will kickoff under the lights.
The Penn State-Iowa matchup scheduled for Oct. 12 could be one of those night games.
According to Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta sounds “confident” that the mid-October matchup between the Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes will be under the lights at Kinnick Stadium. There has been no official word, and the decision will be up to the television networks.
Gary Barta seems pretty confident that Iowa-Penn State on 10/12 has a good shot at being a night game, but ultimately it’s up to TV network choice.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) August 10, 2019
The last time Penn State traveled to Iowa for a cross-division game was 2017, which was also a night game. The Lions scored on the last play of the game to secure a 21-19 road victory over the Hawkeyes.
Penn State defeated Iowa in Happy Valley 30-24 last season.
All-time, the Penn State-Iowa series has been pretty even, with the Nittany Lions owning a 16-12 advantage. However, PSU has dominated recently, winning the last five games, dating back to 2011.
Iowa’s last win came at Kinnick Stadium in 2010.