^By LUKE MEREDITH=
^AP Sports Writer=
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ Penn State was supposed to be too depleted by defections and turmoil to be a factor in a Big Ten title race it is ineligible to win.
Iowa simply wasn't supposed to be good enough in 2012, even though the Legends Division appeared to be wide open.
The Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes will meet on Saturday night in Iowa City in a surprising matchup of teams without a Big Ten loss.
Penn State (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) has rallied from the most turbulent offseason in the history of the sport and an 0-2 start to post four straight wins. Iowa (4-2, 2-0) has overcome a terrible passing game and a pair of home losses.