Do not expect Penn State to be surprised by the atmosphere inside Kinnick Stadium Saturday night.

Though Iowa is coming off of a lackluster showing in a 10-3 loss to Michigan, the Nittany Lions are preparing for the best shot of the Hawkeyes. Most teams play much better at home, and Iowa traditionally makes life difficult for opponents in Iowa City.

Quarterback Sean Clifford discussed the challenges presented after practice Wednesday, and he said the team is trying to make practice harder than the game will be. Head coach James Franklin and his staff are piping in sound into the practices in order to prepare the Nittany Lions for Saturday’s tough environment.

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Fortunately, Clifford said the team has handled it well to this point:

Clifford went on to say that he believes this has honestly been one of the best weeks of practice so far this season. The noise level throughout has kept the intensity level high all week:

Hopefully, the extra wrinkle in preparation will help the Nittany Lions thrive in a hostile road environment. Penn State won a hard-fought 21-19 game during the most recent trip to Iowa City in 2017.

Kickoff for Saturday’s top-20 matchup is set for 7:30 pm EST on ABC.