The Penn State Nittany Lions took a 20-14 lead into half time, and that's all they needed to knock off the Ohio State Buckeyes. Neither team could do much offensively in the second half, but the Buckeyes did make a push late to get into scoring range. On their second to last drive of the game, Ohio State pushed all the way down to the Penn State 36-yard line. Needing more than a field goal, Ohio State was forced to go for it on fourth down and quarterback Braxton Miller was short on his run by a yard.
The Nittany Lions offense did just enough to win the game, thanks to tough running by running back Stephfon Green who had just 93 rushing yards, but had two rushing touchdowns. Silas Redd added another 63 yards on just 8 carries. In fact, three Penn State running backs had carries of 38 yards or more. Quarterback Matthew McGloin threw for only 88 yards and an interception, but the Penn State defense shut down the Buckeyes offense so it was enough to grind out the win.
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