Alabama Escapes With Win, Penn State Does Not

Anarchy has returned to the BCS as undefeated Penn State, ranked 3rd in the nation, just lost at Iowa. A 31-yard field goal by Daniel Murray, Iowa’s backup field goal kicker gave Iowa the lead, 24-23, with one second to go. Penn State would not convert on a squib kick, and now the Nittany Lions are completely out of the title picture.

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Iowa was led largely by All-American candidate RB Shonn Greene, who kept his streak of +100 yard games alive with a 117-yard, 2 TD performance on 28 carries. The Hawkeye defense also kept Iowa in the game, holding QB Daryll Clark to 9-23 passing for 86 yards. Still, riding a remarkable performance from WR/RB/QB/KR/PR Derrick Williams, Penn State dominated the second and third quarters, and their 23-14 lead looked safe when the final quarter started. Read more…