Next Saturday is going to be a big week for Penn State football. The Nittany Lions will head to Iowa City next week to face the Iowa Hawkeyes, which in all likelihood will be a top 5 matchup between the two clubs.

Whoever wins this contest will not only take the lead in the Big Ten, but they will also improve their chances of going to the College Football Playoffs. Neither Penn State nor Iowa has been to the CFP yet, so this is a major opportunity for both clubs.

Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin says he looks forward to the challenge the Hawkeyes bring.

“It’s a damn good football team it’s going to be a challenge on the road. . . . I’m looking forward to waving to those kids in the hospital.”

Penn State versus Iowa kicks off at 4 pm ET on Fox.