I am in agreement with most people in the MGoBlog community, and pretty heart broken about the loss on Saturday with a ton of questions lingering in my head.
That said, I would like to take a step back and think about this for a minute. After the MSU game it looked like we were going to get eaten up by the Iowa defense and to think we'd be close was pushing it. But our team responded, and almost won the game even though they coughed the ball up consistently and had many many other momentum killing mistakes.
I know I may be getting ahead of myself at this point, but I don't think a Penn St. win seems as difficult as it may have after the MSU game. Our team looked a lot more in sync in a much more difficult environment. Iowa-PSU and Iowa-M are two different games, but given the circumstances, and the way Iowa appeared to play at about the same level during both those games, I'm feeling pretty good about that Penn St. game in two weeks. Add to the fact that we're at home and a double digit win doesn't seem too unreasonable.
Now I don't actually expect us to dominate Penn St., but I sure as hell would put money on us winning. I would not have said the same thing after our trip to East Lansing. Again a tough loss at Iowa, but I think we grew a shiiiit ton and it will pay off as the season progresses.