1. Iowa's defensive front seven
This unheralded group turned in an inspiring performance against Penn State in Happy Valley. LB Pat Angerer, DE Broderick Binns and DT Karl Klug were standouts for a group that never stopped fighting. Angerer was all over the field, finishing with a team-high 14 tackles and an interception he returned 38 yards. Binns and Klug consistently harassed Nittany Lions QB Daryll Clark, combining for 4.5 tackles for loss and recording both of Iowa's sacks.