October 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Kinnick Stadium was a rowdy place at the beginning of the first quarter Saturday night. That wasn't exactly the case after 15 minutes on the field.
Penn State leads Iowa, 14-0, at the end of the first quarter. Matt McGloin fired a touchdown pass to Jesse James as well as Allen Robinson, and Penn State had 187 yards of total offense.
McGloin rolled out to his right and fired a bullet to find James in the front of the endzone for a 31-yard yard touchdown which put Penn State on the scoreboard in Kinnick Stadium. And when it rains, it pours for James. The freshman tight end made his third career catch in the first quarter against Iowa, and it went for his second touchdown.
On Penn State's next drive, the team went 69 yards, converted on one fourth down and McGloin threw an eight-yard touchdown to Robinson, the wide receiver's eighth of the season.
McGloin was 10-for-14 for 130 yards in the first fifteen minutes. While sophomore Bill Belton got the start at running back and accumulated 41 yards on the ground.
The Lions' defense held Iowa to 66 total yards of offense, and the Hawkeyes were forced to punt three times. Kicker Mike Meyer hooked a 49-yard field goal wide left on Iowa's only scoring chance in the quarter.
Saturday marked another strong start for Penn State, as the team has now out-scored opponents 66-0 in the first quarter this season.