#3 Iowa beats Top Ranked Penn State on the mat, 22-16 - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

#3 Iowa beats Top Ranked Penn State on the mat, 22-16


The 3rd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes built a 16-4 lead over #1 Penn State and held on for a 22-16 victory handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season.

Iowa two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough needed an escape in overtime to beat second ranked Nico Megaludis at 125 pounds in a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Finals. And then at 133,  the Hawks got a pin from Tony Ramos to push their lead to 9-0.  Matt Ballweg picked up a major decision win at 141 to build the Hawkeye advantage to 13-0.  And before intermission top ranked Derek St. John got a takedown with 40 seconds left in the match to edge fifth ranked Dylan Alton 4-3. Iowa led 16-4.  The Hawkeyes picked up wins from Mike Evans at 174 and Bobby Telford at 285 to secure the victory.

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