By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes had its toughest test of the season. They defeated the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions, 27-26, on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.
The Buckeyes improved to 5-0 on the season. They are 2-0 in conference play in the East Division. Ohio State joins archrival, Michigan Wolverines, as the only two teams in conference play to be 2-0.
Penn State fell to 4-1 on the season. They are now tied with the Indiana Hoosiers with a 1-1 record in conference play in the East Division.
Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins went 22 of 39 for 270 yards. He also had three touchdowns and an interception.
J.K. Dobbins had 17 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. Mike Weber also had nine carries for 51 yards.
Dobbins also had two receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. Parris Campbell had seven receptions for 60 yards. K.J. Hill had six receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Binjimen Victor had two receptions for 55 yards.
Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley went 16 of 32 for 286 yards. He also had two touchdowns.
McSorley also had 25 carries for 175 yards. Miles Sanders also had 16 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.
KJ Hamler had four receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown. Juwan Johnson had five receptions for 61 yards. Pat Freiermuth had three receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.
The Buckeyes scored 20 points in the second half, while the Nittany Lions scored just 13. Haskins hit Hill for a 24-yard touchdown reception. Following this touchdown, the two-point pass conversion failed.
Haskins also hit Victor for a 47-yard touchdown reception. Dobbins also scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown.
McSorley hit Freiermuth for a two-yard touchdown reception. Sanders also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following his touchdown, the two-point rush conversion failed.
Penn State led 13-7 at halftime. McSorley hit Hamler for a 93-yard touchdown reception. Jake Pinegar also made two field goals.
Ohio State’s Haskins hit Dobbins for a 26-yard touchdown reception.
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