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Penn State football gameday central: Will Drew Allar have a bounce-back performance against Iowa?

Will Penn State QB Drew Allar be able to overcome last week’s sluggish outing and have a bounce-back game against Iowa?



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Penn State quarterback Drew Allar (15) and center Hunter Nourzad (64) point out a detail in the West Virginia defense during the season opener at Beaver Stadium September 2, 2023, in State College.

It’s the return of one of the greatest environments in all of sports: the Penn State White Out. Penn State football returns home to the bright lights of primetime this Saturday night to take on the No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes. Beyond the first-ranked matchup of the season for the Nittany Lions, Saturday poses an intriguing test for new starting QB Drew Allar. After two electrifying outings, Allar looked human in his first road start at Illinois last week. Will Allar be able to overcome this adversity and have a bounce-back performance against one of the best defenses in the Big Ten? We’ve got these answers and more in this week’s edition of our Penn State football gameday central.

Tailgate Talk Podcast: Will Drew Allar have a bounce-back performance this week?

Tailgate Talk is a podcast that brings together lifelong friends and Penn State fans to cover all the happenings around the Nittany Lion football program. Each week, the gang provides their honest, unfiltered, and (sometimes) wild opinions in what can only be described as tailgate talk.

In this week’s episode, the Tailgate Talk gang recaps their road trip to Champaign to watch Penn State take on the Fighting Illini. It wasn’t the sharpest performance from Drew Allar or the Penn State offense last week against Illinois. Allar said all the right things after the game, but will he be able to rebound against an Iowa defense that is near the top of the Big Ten in most major statistical categories?

In their “Last Call” segment, the guys debate whether or not Allar will throw for at least 2 touchdowns against the Hawkeyes. This task won’t be easy with a stingy Iowa defense or the expected poor weather conditions expected to roll into Happy Valley Saturday night. In addition, Matt, Trent, and Kyle talk the Penn State White Out, Deion Sanders and Colorado, and provide their gambling locks for Week 4 college football action!

You can watch the full episode on YouTube with the link below.

Penn State Roar Room: White Out week preview

The Penn State Roar Room is back! This week, we reconnected with everyone’s favorite Penn State online personality, Caroline, to break down all the action on and off the field.

In this episode, we provided a recap of Penn State’s sluggish, but successful road trip to Illinois. We highlight the impressive 5 turnover performance from the Nittany Lion defense, as well as discuss the offensive concerns that emerged on Saturday. Finally, we break down the week ahead for Penn State football, with Iowa coming to town for the White Out.

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The Basic Blues Podcast: Previewing the 2023 White Out – Penn State vs. Iowa

In this week’s episode of the popular show, The Basic Blues Podcast, Morgan takes us back to 2021 to review the bad blood between these two teams. The offense struggled against Illinois, so what areas do we expect improvement from? Finally, Morgan takes us through his final score prediction & much more.

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Matt is a co-owner and Editor in Chief of Basic Blues Nation. Launched in 2022, Basic Blues Nation is one of the fastest-growing websites covering all Penn State athletics, with over 3.5 million readers in 2023. Matt is also a credentialed member of the Penn State football beat, and is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.


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