Penn State and Ohio State are scoreless through the first quarter of Saturday's game. Both teams are undefeated through Big Ten action looking to hand the other its first conference loss of the season.
The Nittany Lions failed on both of their third-down attempts, while the Buckeyes weren't much better, just converting on one of five third-down attempts. So the defenses are highlighting the action at this point in the game. There were only 112 total yards offense between the two teams in the first quarter.
Penn State quarterback Matthew McGloin connected on three of his five pass attempts for 25 yards. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is struggling to complete his passes for the Buckeyes with just four completions on 10 throws for 45 yards.
Despite the defensive battle, there were no turnovers in the opening period. Ohio State was penalized twice for a total of 20 yards, while Penn State had just one 15-yard penalty. '