Drew Allar, Top Penn State vs. Iowa Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

The Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) will visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

The Nittany Lions last took to the field against the Illinois Fighting Illini, and they won 30-13. In their most recent outing, the Hawkeyes took on the Western Michigan Broncos and won by a final score of 41-10.

Last time out for the Nittany Lions, Drew Allar finished with 16 completions on 33 attempts (48.5%) for 208 yards, plus six rushing attempts for 24 yards. Kaytron Allen carried the ball 13 times for 54 yards and one touchdown. Nicholas Singleton hauled in three passes for 49 yards.

For the Hawkeyes in their last game, Cade McNamara completed nine of 19 passing attempts (47.4%) and totaled 103 yards through the air, completing two touchdown passes but giving away two interceptions. Leshon Williams had 12 rushing attempts and finished with 145 yards while also hauling in two receptions for 27 yards and one touchdown. Erick All ended the contest with one catch for 34 yards.

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Penn State Players to Watch

  • This year, Allar has collected 737 passing yards (245.7 yards per game) while completing 59 of 88 passes (67% completion percentage), with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He has tacked on 52 rushing yards on 15 carries (plus one touchdown), averaging 17.3 yards per game.
  • Allen has racked up a team-best 208 rushing yards (69.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Singleton has 154 yards on 36 carries (51.3 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns. He also has five catches for 68 yards (22.7 ypg).
  • Keandre Lambert has hauled in 13 receptions for 220 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He averages 73.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Harrison Wallace III has added 10 catches for 98 yards this year. He puts up 49 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyler Warren has caught 10 passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 27 yards per game this year.

Iowa Players to Watch

  • McNamara has passed for 417 yards while completing 53.5% of his throws (38-of-71), with four touchdowns and three interceptions (139 yards per game).
  • Williams has run for a team-high 164 yards on 19 attempts (54.7 yards per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • So far this year Jaziun Patterson has run for 104 yards on 21 carries (34.7 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Luke Lachey has hauled in 10 passes for a team-high 131 yards. He averages 65.5 yards per game.
  • All’s stat line this year shows seven catches for 81 yards and one touchdown. He puts up 27 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Seth Anderson is averaging 22.7 yards per game, with four catches for 68 yards and one touchdown.

Penn State vs. Iowa Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Penn State -14 -110 -110 38.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Penn State Iowa
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 43.7 (20) 28.3 (79)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 11.7 (13) 12.3 (16)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 0 (1) 3 (33)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 7 (12) 3 (84)

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