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    Sanderson vs Brands by the Numbers

    (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Tonight marks a clash of the titans in the world of collegiate wrestling. #1 Penn State will travel to #2 Iowa in a battle of unbeatens. These programs have established themselves consistently as two of the top title contenders since Cael Sanderson's arrival in State College, prior to the 2009-10 season. Just how dominant have they been? We've looked at some of the notable gauges of a program's success and listed them before for both Penn State and Iowa.

    Remember these numbers for both coaches start at the 2009-10 season, Sanderson's first at PSU, as a means of a fair measurement.

    NCAA Team Titles

    Iowa: 2

    Penn State: 8

    Dual Record

    Tom Brands: 193-18-1

    Cael Sanderson: 171-16-2

    Head-to-Head Dual Wins

    Iowa: 4

    Penn State: 5

    NCAA Qualifiers

    Iowa: 112

    Penn State: 102

    NCAA All-Americans (Excluding 2020)

    Iowa: 71

    Penn State: 64

    NCAA Champions

    Iowa: 10

    Penn State: 27

    Multiple-time NCAA Champions

    Iowa: 3

    Penn State: 7

    Four-time All-Americans (including 2020)

    Iowa: 5 (Eierman, Kemerer, Sorensen, Clark, St. John)

    Penn State: 11 (Lee, Joseph, Hall, Nolf, Nickal, Retherford, Megaludis, Taylor, Ruth, Wright, Molinaro)

    NCAA Finals Record

    Iowa: 10-12

    Penn State: 27-14

    #1 Seed's at NCAA's

    Iowa: 10

    Penn State: 17

    Hodge Trophy Winners

    Iowa: 2 (Lee x2)

    Penn State: 5 (Taylor x2, Retherford x2, Nickal)

    Big Ten Team Titles

    Iowa: 4

    Penn State: 6

    Big Ten Individual Titles

    Iowa: 19

    Penn State: 32

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