The Iowa Hawkeyes can be a BCS spoiler when they host third ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions are unbeaten and need a win to stay in the national title hunt. The Hawkeyes are 5-4 overall.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says this is a game to get excited about, as he says you don’t get many chances to play and undefeated and highly ranked team in November. He says they will have to play well and get some breaks to have a chance.
Ferentz expects the Nittany Lions to load up to stop Shonn Greene. He says good defense always starts with trying to make you "play left handed," so they will likely try to make his team pass the ball. On the other side, Ferentz says it will be difficult to slow down Penn State by concentrating on one phase. He says they are very balanced and everyone plays their position very well, which makes it tough to take something away from them.
The Iowa State Cyclones try to snap a seven game losing skid at Colorado. The Cyclone offense has been relying on the arm of Austen Arnaud and the Colorado defense has been good against the pass.
Coach Gene Chizik says they have a great blitz scheme that presents a lot of protection problems. Cyclones would like to be balanced. He says you have to be able to try and hit some big runs.
Colorado inserted true freshman Tyler Hansen into a quarterback rotation a couple of weeks ago. Chizik says they have some designed runs for him and he is a good quarterback. The Cyclones are 2-7. Colorado is 4-5.