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One primetime game on 2012 football schedule

Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

The Iowa Hawkeyes will play one night game in 2012, and it be against an opponent Iowa has a history of playing in prime time against.

When Penn State visits Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 20, it will be under the lights as the Big Ten announced Tuesday the Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions will square off in a contest set to start at 7 p.m. Central. The game will be televised nationally that evening by the Big Ten Network.

It will mark the third time in the last four seasons where Iowa and Penn State play each other after sunset, with the previous two occurrences resulting in Hawkeye victories in both 2009 and 2010. Iowa won at Penn State 21-10 back in 2009 and the last meeting between the two teams at Kinnick Stadium was a 24-3 win for the Hawkeyes in 2010. The 2009 meeting at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., was showcased by ESPN’s “College GameDay” and televised nationally by ABC.

Kickoff times for Iowa’s 11 other games in 2012 all remain to be determined at later times.

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