April 23, 2014

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
None 0 – 0
2nd QuarterOHST – PSU
6:50 Penn State Nittany LionsPSU TD Penn St. blocked punt attempt by Ben Buchanan. Recovered byMichael Yancich (Sam Ficken made PAT) 0 – 7
0:38 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Carlos Hyde rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 7 – 7
3rd QuarterOHST – PSU
14:35 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Ryan Shazier intercepted Matt McGloin for 17 yards (Drew Basilmade PAT) 14 – 7
10:38 Penn State Nittany LionsPSU FG Sam Ficken kicked a 27-yard field goal 14 – 10
3:55 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Braxton Miller rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 21 – 10
1:02 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Braxton Miller rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 28 – 10
4th QuarterOHST – PSU
10:35 Penn State Nittany LionsPSU TD Matt McGloin passed to Matt Lehman to the right for 2 yard gain (2pt attempt failed, Bill Belton run to the right) 28 – 16
7:10 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Braxton Miller passed to Jake Stoneburner down the middle for 72 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 35 – 16
2:23 Penn State Nittany LionsPSU TD Matt McGloin passed to Kyle Carter to the left for 20 yard gain (Sam Ficken made PAT) 35 – 23

Passing

Ohio State Buckeyes Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Braxton Miller 7 19 143 36.8 7.5 0 0 1 1 106.9
Penn State Nittany Lions Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Matt McGloin 27 45 327 60.0 7.3 0 0 2 1 131.3
Alex Butterworth 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Rushing

Ohio State Buckeyes Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Braxton Miller 25 134 5.4 33 2 0
Carlos Hyde 22 55 2.5 7 1 0
Rod Smith 4 48 12.0 28 0 0
Penn State Nittany Lions Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Zach Zwinak 12 41 3.4 9 0 0
Bill Belton 10 26 2.6 6 0 0
Michael Zordich 1 3 3.0 3 0 0
Matt McGloin 4 -37 -9.3 -7 0 0

Receiving

Ohio State Buckeyes Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Jake Stoneburner 2 86 43.0 72 1 0
Evan Spencer 3 33 11.0 13 0 0
Nick Vannett 1 22 22.0 22 0 0
Carlos Hyde 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
Penn State Nittany Lions Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Kyle Carter 6 76 12.7 21 1 0
Brandon Moseby-Felder 4 73 18.3 44 0 0
Allen Robinson 5 68 13.6 37 0 0
Bill Belton 5 35 7.0 11 0 0
Matt Lehman 2 21 10.5 19 1 0
Jesse James 1 20 20.0 20 0 0
Garry Gilliam 1 15 15.0 15 0 0
Zach Zwinak 2 11 5.5 8 0 0
Trevor Williams 1 8 8.0 8 0 0

Kicking

Ohio State Buckeyes XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Drew Basil 5 5 0 0 0 0.0 5
Penn State Nittany Lions XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Sam Ficken 2 2 1 1 27 100.0 5

Punting

Ohio State Buckeyes Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Ben Buchanan 5 41.6 1 1 1
Penn State Nittany Lions Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Alex Butterworth 5 41.4 0 4 0

Kick/Punt Returns

Ohio State Buckeyes KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Rod Smith 4 66 16.5 25 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Corey (Philly) Brown 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0
Bradley Roby 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Penn State Nittany Lions KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Bill Belton 6 75 12.5 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Jesse Della Valle 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 2 0.4 2 0

  • enjoymoreradio

    Couldn’t care less. Couldn’t

  • Kirk

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

  • http://twitter.com/ejmaroun 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

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Kirk

    I see that now. Honest mistake.