Do you understand that Joe Pa is the best at preparing his team? If he has a month to prepare there is a very slim chance that Penn State will lose. Even if the teams were evenly matched Penn State gets the nod because of Joe Pa. Yes even against Bowden
He's the best now? So it's just that easy, hands down he's the best? What about 2002 against Auburn? He had a month for that one? Also, from what I've read, he doesn't do much in the play calling/scheme of things, he just lets the coaches know if he likes what he sees and gives suggestions.
Lastly, Bowden isn't a slouch. You dont get to where he is in college football by being a pushover.
P.S. In 2004 he had an extra week for Iowa, that was an L.
P.S.S. In 2003 he had an extra week for Iowa, that was an L.