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4-0, 1st in Big Ten - East

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how a former Big Ten assistant assessed 12 of the visiting locker rooms in the league. It's definitely a problem. Illinois = pathetic. Purdue = pathetic. Nebraska = OK. Wisconsin = OK. Iowa = OK. Michigan = below average. Michigan State = pathetic. Minnesota = nice. Maryland = pathetic. Northwestern = pathetic. Penn State = OK. Ohio State = below average.

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Updated look at Heisman odds

Saquon Barkley grabbed hold of pole position in the Heisman Trophy race after his record-breaking performance against Iowa. Four big-name quarterbacks sit a little ways back, though Mason Rudolph slipped from 3-1 to 8-1 after Saturday's loss to TCU.

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Who wants Bama? Jury's still out on Penn State

The Nittany Lions have a vastly improved defense and the country's best player in tailback Saquon Barkley, but he won't be able to beat Alabama by himself.


Campus Conversation: 2nd Best P5 Teams, Two-Man Heisman Race?

Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low discuss Saquon Barkley's incredible performance, what may have turned into a two-man Heisman race and more. Plus, they ponder who are the second-best teams in the Power 5 conferences, the sickest fan bases, and another edition of "Talk Nerdy To Me" with Brad Edwards and Seth Walder.

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Barkley, Jewell lead Big Ten standouts

After stuffing the stat sheet in Saturday night's thriller in Iowa City, Saquon Barkley and Josey Jewell each earned weekly conference honors. Michigan's Chase Winovich joined Jewell on defense, while Indiana's J-Shun Harris II earned the nod on special teams for the second time in as many games.

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Georgia, TCU climb into top 10

The Bulldogs moved up four spots after handling Mississippi State, while the Horned Frogs jumped seven thanks to a win over Oklahoma State. The top five is unchanged, although Alabama garnered seven more first-place votes this week, while Clemson lost seven.

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Saquon Barkley saunters into Penn State history

Barkley's performance in last season's Rose Bowl was impressive, but Saturday night's destruction of Iowa proved to be even better, as the running back set a new mark in Nittany Lions history.

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Penn State's dynamic duo fuels rally (1:19)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

No, people, that was not Penn State coach James Franklin Saturday morning on College GameDay, responding to critics that he ran up the score against Georgia State last week. "I got about 100 nasty messages from people that thought that was me," Franklin said after his team beat Iowa. It was actually comedian Keegan Michael-Key, impersonating the coach. "It's somewhat ridiculous that I have to say that," said Franklin, who knows Key and described the PSU grad as "an awesome guy."

Penn State beats Iowa as time expires (1:58)
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College Football Playoff picks after Week 4

Oklahoma State fell to TCU, and Penn State just survived against Iowa. One team that had no such trouble was Alabama, which solidified its grasp on the top spot, according to our experts.

Penn State wins thriller on walk-off TD (2:04)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin said he was approached by multiple players on Friday night about wearing Torrence Brown's jersey No. 19. Franklin picked fellow DE Shareef Miller, who responded with a big game that included a safety in the Nittany Lions' 21-19 win over Iowa. Brown, out with a knee injury suffered last week, will be awarded the game ball from this victory, Franklin said.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

I rode the elevator from the press box to the Kinnick concourse with Penn State coaches, whose faces showed a mix of shock and respect for Iowa. I don't think the feeling of victory had set in yet. They were incredibly quiet, considering what had just happened. Of course, when they exited the elevator and got on golf carts for a ride to the locker room as Iowa fans screamed unpleasant things, reality likely hit them square.

Team Stats

Passing Yards282.534th
Rushing Yards214.038th
Points For40.5Tied-21st
Points Against8.32nd