Penn State pounds Iowa 38-14 for 5th straight win

Penn State pounds Iowa 38-14 for 5th straight win
October 20, 2012, 11:44 pm
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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, left, and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien talk before an NCAA college football game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Bill Belton ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns and surging Penn State throttled Iowa 38-14 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.

Matt McGloin threw for 289 yards and a pair of TDs for the Nittany Lions, who beat the Hawkeyes in Iowa City for the first time in 13 years.

Penn State (5-2, 3-0) took the suspense of this matchup between previously-unbeaten Big Ten teams by storming out to a 24-0 lead at halftime. The Nittany Lions scored again just 27 seconds into the second half to go ahead 31-0.

James Vandenberg threw for 189 yards for Iowa (4-3, 2-1). The Hawkeyes were held to just 209 yards of offense and tacked on a pair of late touchdowns that made the final score seem much closer than the game ever really was.