IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 24-3 loss to Iowa on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium:
Play of the game: On fourth-and-goal from Iowa 1 with 7:11 left in the third quarter, Penn State tried Rob Bolden on a quarterback roll, and he was slammed short by Iowa linebacker Christian Ballard.
Offensive player of the game: Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi completed 16-of-22 passes for 227 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted and sacked once.
Defensive player of the game: Hawkeye stud defensive end Adrian Clayborn led all tacklers with 10 stops, including one sack and three for loss.
Most telling statistic: Penn State was outgained in the first quarter, 148-1.
Hidden statistic: Dating back to last year, the Lions have gone seven straight quarters without a touchdown against Iowa.
Best run: Evan Royster broke tackles and finished a 22-yarder strong in the third quarter.
Best pass: Stanzi floated a perfect 43-yarder to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos in the fourth quarter.
Worst pass: With the Hawkeyes up 3-0, Stanzi had no one open on first down and was intercepted on a post by Nit safety Nick Sukay. It's the kind of pass a senior leader like Stanzi can't make, even if the Lions couldn't cash in.
Best catch: There were several, but go with Devon Smith, who made a leaping 26-yard reception in the second quarter. McNutt also made a shoestring catch later in the second quarter.
Catch it, will ya: Drew Astorino missed a catchable interception in the second quarter that would have given the Lions their best field position of the first half. Lion tight end Garry Gilliam also dropped a pass in the first half.
Best call: Iowa won the toss and took the ball. Imagine that.
Worst call: Penn State decided against using its last timeout and instead spiked the ball with six seconds left in the first half at the Iowa 3. That cost the Lions three valuable seconds, led to a delay of game penalty and eliminated a chance for a throw into the end zone. Penn State settled for a field goal that cut Iowa's halftime lead to 17-3.
Best tackle: See play of the game.
Worst tackle: Chris Colasanti had Iowa tailback Adam Robinson stopped behind the line, only to let him slip away for a 6-yard gain to the PSU 3 early in the first quarter. Bani Gbadyu whiffed on Iowa tight end Allen Reisner on the Hawks' second scoring drive.
Worst coverage: Johnson-Koulianos, who has been here forever, was wide open in the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown pass that put the Hawks up 10-0.
Best hit: Iowa linebacker Jeremiha Hunter decked Royster in the third quarter.
Best kick: Lion punter Anthony Fera boomed a late 74-yarder.
Worst kick: Fera shanked a 12-yard punt in the second quarter. Instead of pinning Iowa deep, the Hawks took over at their 32.
Best effort: The fans at Kinnick Stadium were color coordinated with each section alternated in black and gold. Might be something for the Steelers to try.
Classiest gesture: During the national anthem, the Hawkeyes formed an impressive single-file line, stretching the length of the field.
Unsung hero: Iowa punter Ryan Donahue averaged 40.3 yards on seven punts and put three inside the PSU 20.