This touchdown pass might feel familiar for Penn State fans.
Now, the full-blown spectacle will be on display against the Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Ferentz possesses an uncanny ability to drop a few details from every Iowa game, and he remembers that night. But teams have run well on the Hawkeyes.
"But you look at (Penn State's) surrounding cast, the supporting cast, their entire offense, man for man, 11 guys, there's a reason why they won the championship last year and why they had such a good year".
It has been almost a decade since Penn State saw a run to a possible national championship come to an end in Iowa City. If anyone can solve the riddle, they can.
Barkley shredded the Hawkeyes front seven with several of his signature jump-cuts, hurdles and hesitation moves en route to a career-high 211 rushing yards, marking the first time since the opener against Akron that he cracked the century mark. None of their starters weigh in at more than 310 pounds, in fact. He's also highlighted because he'll likely need to keep the chains moving on some longer yardage plays to help try and keep the Penn State offense off the field as much as possible.
Life on and off the field is going pretty well for the guy who took a chance on going to Penn State. He put the team on his back after a 7-5 halftime deficit that was caused by an very bad throw by Trace McSorley, which led to a touchdown for the Hawkeyes. But the Iowa defense has its work cut out for it, and preventing big plays may prove hard.
Penn State would answer, though, with Trace McSorley finding Juwan Johnson in the endzone on the final play of the game.
With all the focus on Penn State's prolific offense and Heisman candidates, it might be easy to overlook the Nittany Lions' defense. Standout running back Saquon Barkley added 226 all-purpose yards of his own, 85 of those coming on a handsome touchdown reception that set a stadium record for the longest touchdown pass.
Jason Cabinda and Manny Bowen rank second and third, respectively, in tackles for the Nittany Lions.
The Terrapins will compete against Bucknell, Delaware, Harvard, Ohio, Penn, Princeton, Seton Hall, South Florida, Yale, Rutgers, Columbia, Youngstown State and Penn State. They've been solid, but not spectacular.
"It can't just all be about Akrum", Ferentz said. Thelen played just three sets, but it was her timeliness that proved key. I don't care if I've got to run swing routes or run play action or if I've got to be a decoy. The Hawkeyes lead the Nittany Lions 7-5 at the halftime.
No. 4 Penn State survived an upset bid at Iowa on Saturday night, 21-19. Also, half of his kickoffs have gone for touchbacks. Each team finished with one blocked field goal.
If this game was during the day, I may be more inclined to take Penn State and the points, but night games add another dimension. Wadley has been better on returns than Barkley, averaging 25 yards per return.