clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Penn State vs. Ohio State: Teams Trade Punts To Open Half

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Penn State's 20 points in the first half are the most the Nittany Lions have scored at Ohio Stadium since 1964 and the most in the Big Ten era. So...even in a loss, Penn State will have had a historic day here

The lights are on as we begin the second half. The lights here are among the dimmest I've ever seen, and that includes high school stadiums.

Ohio State receiver the opening kickoff of the half  and takes over at its own 24-yardline. After a short run by Dan Herron, Braxton Miller finds Gateway's own Corey Brown for 10-yards and a first down.The drive stalls on the next set of downs, however, after Miller mishandles another snap and is tackled on 3rd-and-9.

Justin Brown takes the ensuing punt back 37 yards. A block in the back penalty cancels the nice return, however, and Penn State takes over at its own 24 with 12:08 left to play in the third quarter.

The Lions start the half in the wildcat with Curtis Drake taking the direct snap and handing off to Silas Redd for a gain of six on first down. Very interesting to see Penn State add this wrinkle to the offense this late in the season. Could be something that catches Wisconsin unprepared next weekend.

After McGloin completes a pass to Michael Zordich for a minimal gain, Stephfon Green rips off a 16-yard gain. That puts Penn State over 200 yards rushing for the afternoon and there are still 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

A short direct snap to Drake goes for six yards to start the next set of downs, and the Bill Belton loses a yard on another direct snap on second down. McGloin returns for third down and throws incomplete to Brown and the puntin unit comes on for Penn State.

With 9:00 to play in the third quarter, Penn State continues to lead 20-14.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.