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Penn State vs. Ohio State: Buckeyes Make Goal-Line Stand

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Anthony Fera's first punt of the day is a 40-yarder that leaves Ohio State at its own 10-yardline to start its second drive of the third quarter.

On second down, a direct snap goes awry for the Buckeyes and Penn State's Jordan Hill falls on the fumble. Penn State takes over at Ohio State's 11-yardline, a great opportunity simply gift-wrapped. The Buckeyes compound the error by taking an offside penalty of first down, setting the Nittany Lions up at the 6-yardline.

Penn State comes out after the penalty and runs a direct snap to Curtis Drake for a gain of two down to the 4-yardline. Ohio State then takes a defensive holding penalty on second down, which moves the ball to the 2-yardline and gives Penn State an automatic first down.

A pair of Zordich runs are stopped short of the goal line, and on third down, a sneak by Matthew McGloin is stopped by Ohii State, setting up a 4th-and-1. The Lions go for it, handing off to Silas Redd. He dives, but is stopped short, and the Buckeyes take over on downs. Huge, huge stop there for Ohio State. It's still a one possession game.

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