Scout’s Notebook: Penn State @ Iowa


Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions gave a solid effort versus Iowa’s offense, but their inexperience and inability to contain a formidable defensive line were too much to handle for Penn State in their 24-3 loss.

Iowa’s front four was dominant throughout the contest. Here’s a review of the Hawkeye’s devastating line play, along with the rest of the players who took part in the Big Ten showdown.

Clayborn still the man

Entering the game last Saturday, some were wondering if standout defensive end Adrian Clayborn might have been in the midst of a down season given his lack of stats in weekly box scores (15 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, two quarterback hurries, no sacks and no forced fumbles).

What the box scores don’t tell you is that opposing coaches specifically game plan for the 22-year-old hell raiser by making sure he’s being guarded by multiple players.

Those who regularly watched his

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