STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Ticker) -- In a game ruled by defense, Iowa was just a little better than Penn State.
Kyle Schlicher kicked a pair of 27-yard field goals and the Penn State offense did not score as Iowa posted a 6-4 victory over its Big Ten Conference rival.
It was another hard-luck loss for Penn State (2-5, 0-4 Big Ten), which has not yielded more than 20 points in its last four games but has lost them all. It was the second game in the skid where the Nittany Lions failed to score a touchdown.
Penn State recorded a safety less than two minutes into the game to open the scoring before Schlicher kicked his first field goal with one minute left in the first quarter. Schlicher made his second with eight minutes left in the half to help Iowa take a 6-2 lead into the break.
Iowa (5-2, 3-1) allowed just 147 yards and forced five turnovers but picked up only 168 yards. The Hawkeyes did just enough to win its third straight game and fifth in a row over the Nittany Lions.
Iowa's Drew Tate completed 14-of-31 passes for 126 yards and was intercepted once.