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Ohio State Runs Away From Penn State 44-31

Written by: on Saturday, October 29th, 2022. Follow Bruce Badgley on Twitter.


STATE COLLEGE – Number Two Ohio State came into Saturday’s match up as a strong favorite vs the Nittany Lions. They were also riding a five-game winning streak vs Penn State.  That’s nothing new against any Big Ten team, as the Buckeyes have dominated the Big Ten conference for the last ten years. Many people felt that after the performance against Michigan, Penn State would have a difficult time containing the Buckeyes.

With a 10-0 OSU lead after the first quarter, many people would not have argued.  In quarter, two Penn State showed signs of life.  Two TD drives put Penn State ahead going into halftime.  A back and forth third quarter, turned into a dominating 28-point fourth quarter Ohio State Roadshow.   Ohio State (8-0) dominated the Nittany Lion (6-2) squad 44-31.

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin felt the four turnovers that led to 21 Ohio State points were his team’s downfall in the game.  Coach Franklin said, “We have a ton of stuff to be proud of  but many things to improve on. We just had way too many mistakes in critical moments.”

The importance of the turnovers to the game’s outcome was exhibited by the statistics.  Penn State had more passing and rushing yardage than Ohio State.  Parker Washington had an awesome performance at receiver for the Nittany Lions.  Parker had 179 receiving yards highlighted by a sparkling 58-yard TD catch and run. PA product Marvin Harrison Jr. was almost unstoppable catching the ball for OSU.  Marvin finished with ten catches for 185 yards.

Ohio State jumped out to a 10-0 lead after quarter one.

A miraculous effort by Parker Washington, of Penn State, changed the whole vibe of the game.

The next Penn State drive gave the Nittany Lions a 14-10 lead in quarter two.

We went into halftime 14-13 after a 37-yard Ohio State Field Goal. Johhny Dixon had a HUGE sack on the last play of the first half for PSU.

After an Ohio State field goal, the Buckeyes went back out on top 16-14.

Penn State came right back and led 21-16 with 9:26 left.

Then the Ohio State flood gates opened.  Four fourth quarter TDs sealed a hard fought 44-31 win over Penn State. Ohio State moves on to play at Northwestern and Penn State is off to Bloomington to face Indiana.


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