Box Score: (9) Ohio State 35, Penn State 23

It may have been the Ineligibowl, but Ohio State looked like they could care less. Thanks to a strong defensive effort and the legs of Braxton Miller, Ohio State pulled away in the third quarter after being tied 7-7 at halftime and kept their perfect season alive with a 35-23 victory over Penn State in Happy Valley. Miller ran for 134 yards and two scores on 25 carries and threw for another 143 and one additional score. Carlos Hyde had a lot of tough yardage with 22 carries for 55 yards and one touchdown. The teams traded punts early before a Penn State blocked punt gave the Nittany Lions a 7-0 lead halfway through the second quarter. Hyde found the end zone to knot the score after a questionable holding call on Penn State during an OSU punt and a key Braxton Miller run of 33 yards. Linebacker Ryan Shazier made back-to-back huge plays at the start of the second half, sacking Penn State QB Matt McGloin then picking him off on the next play for a pick six. The 9-0 Buckeyes will face Illinois next Saturday afternoon in the ‘Shoe.

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterOHST – PSU
None0 – 0
2nd QuarterOHST – PSU
6:50Penn State Nittany LionsPSUTDPenn St. blocked punt attempt by Ben Buchanan. Recovered byMichael Yancich (Sam Ficken made PAT)0 – 7
0:38Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDCarlos Hyde rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)7 – 7
3rd QuarterOHST – PSU
14:35Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDRyan Shazier intercepted Matt McGloin for 17 yards (Drew Basilmade PAT)14 – 7
10:38Penn State Nittany LionsPSUFGSam Ficken kicked a 27-yard field goal14 – 10
3:55Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDBraxton Miller rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)21 – 10
1:02Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDBraxton Miller rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)28 – 10
4th QuarterOHST – PSU
10:35Penn State Nittany LionsPSUTDMatt McGloin passed to Matt Lehman to the right for 2 yard gain (2pt attempt failed, Bill Belton run to the right)28 – 16
7:10Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDBraxton Miller passed to Jake Stoneburner down the middle for 72 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)35 – 16
2:23Penn State Nittany LionsPSUTDMatt McGloin passed to Kyle Carter to the left for 20 yard gain (Sam Ficken made PAT)35 – 23


Ohio State BuckeyesCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Braxton Miller71914336.87.50011106.9
Penn State Nittany LionsCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Matt McGloin274532760.07.30021131.3
Alex Butterworth0100.00.000000.0


Ohio State BuckeyesRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Braxton Miller251345.43320
Carlos Hyde22552.5710
Rod Smith44812.02800
Penn State Nittany LionsRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Zach Zwinak12413.4900
Bill Belton10262.6600
Michael Zordich133.0300
Matt McGloin4-37-9.3-700


Ohio State BuckeyesRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Jake Stoneburner28643.07210
Evan Spencer33311.01300
Nick Vannett12222.02200
Carlos Hyde122.0200
Penn State Nittany LionsRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Kyle Carter67612.72110
Brandon Moseby-Felder47318.34400
Allen Robinson56813.63700
Bill Belton5357.01100
Matt Lehman22110.51910
Jesse James12020.02000
Garry Gilliam11515.01500
Zach Zwinak2115.5800
Trevor Williams188.0800


Ohio State BuckeyesXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Drew Basil550000.05
Penn State Nittany LionsXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Sam Ficken221127100.05


Ohio State BuckeyesPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Ben Buchanan541.6111
Penn State Nittany LionsPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Alex Butterworth541.4040

Kick/Punt Returns

Ohio State BuckeyesKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Rod Smith46616.5250000.000
Corey (Philly) Brown000.000500.000
Bradley Roby100.000000.000
Penn State Nittany LionsKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Bill Belton67512.5160000.000
Jesse Della Valle000.000520.420
  • enjoymoreradio

    Couldn’t care less. Couldn’t

  • Kirk

    Then don’t read it and write a truly worthless comment.

  • EJMaroun

    Haha. Kirk, he was referring to your first sentence “but Ohio State looked like they could care less.” It should be “couldn’t” care less.

  • Dee P

    The blocked punt was especially frustrating this time because the Nittany Liars had two return men deep.

  • Wow

    Nothing more annoying than people commenting just to correct grammar.

  • DanBell

    Except that it’s not grammar. It’s using words that mean the exact opposite of what you are trying to say. You wouldn’t say they offense was unstoppable when the offense was miserable would you?

  • Wow

    it’s a blog who cares

  • Kirk

    I see that now. Honest mistake.