Iowa leads the nation in interceptions, and Penn State options one of the dynamic passing combos in Sean Clifford and Jahan Dotson.

How the third-ranked Hawkeyes fare of their showdown with No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday might hinge on whether or not they can hold Clifford and Dotson underneath management.

Six totally different gamers picked off a cross, tying a faculty document for many gamers with a choose in a single sport. The six interceptions have been Iowa’s most in a sport because it had a school-record seven in opposition to Wisconsin in 1982.

The Hawkeyes will probably be going in opposition to a extra seasoned quarterback in Clifford, who has appeared in 30 video games, and a receiver in Dotson who, in response to Pro Football Focus, has solely three drops in 130 targets because the begin of the 2020 season. He has no drops in 46 targets this season.

“We have to know where he is at all times,” Merriweather mentioned.