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[Live Blog] Penn State vs. Ohio State

Good afternoon from Ohio Stadium A.K.A. The Horseshoe where the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1) are set to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0) this evening. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. We will have updates throughout the game on this page including game photos, scores, analysis, and more. Our sports editor, Zach Berger, is in the press box keeping you all informed while photographer Mitchell Wilston will be braving the cold and providing shots from the field.

11:15 p.m. — The most points ever scored on PSU:

1. 106 vs. Lehigh in 1889

2. 64 vs. Duquesne AC in 1899

3. 63 vs. Ohio State tonight.

Penn State lost to the Buckeyes by a score of 63-14, the opposite of the score that Penn State beat the Buckeyes by back in 1994.

11:10 p.m. — Kenny Guiton keeps the ball and runs for an 11-yard touchdown. Ohio State leads 63-7. 8:24 to go in the game.

10:58 p.m. — At the end of the third quarter, Penn State trails the Buckeyes 56-7.

10:48 p.m. — 56 points is the most that Penn State has allowed in a game since 1899 against the Duquesne Athletic Club.

10:46 p.m. — Kenny Guiton runs it in for the score and Ohio State now leads 56-7.

10:35 p.m. — Ohio State scores yet another touchdown on a Braxton Miller pass to Dontre Wilson. Tyler Ferguson has replaced Christian Hackenberg at quarterback on the next drive.

10:29 p.m. — Zach Zwinak fumbles and Ohio State recovers in Penn State territory.

10:19 p.m. — Penn State’s drive stalls just short of midfield and Alex Butterworth comes on to punt.

10:14 p.m. — The second half is underway and Penn State has the ball first.

9:53 p.m. — Internet went down in the press box for a short while, but I am back up and running now. Unfortunately, I don’t have any good news. Ohio State is leading 42-7. After going down 28-0, the Nittany Lions finally got on the board with a Hackenberg touchdown pass to Brandon Felder.

The avalanche of Ohio State offense continued after that as Carlos Hyde ran for one touchdown following long kickoff return and Corey Brown caugtha 25-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller at the end of the first half to make the score 42-7. It’s ugly.

9:19 p.m. — And this game has officially gotten ugly. Braxton Miller throws to a wide-open Chris Fields for a three-yard touchdown. Penn State’s defense quite simply can not stop the Ohio State offense. They can’t tackle, they can’t cover, and most certainly can not stop Braxton Miller.

9:10 p.m. — Penn State fails to convert another third down and Butterworth comes on to punt after a three-and-out.

9:03 p.m. — Ohio State scores again. Braxton Miller runs it in from six yards out for another touchdown. The Buckeyes lead 21-0. This is getting ugly quickly for Penn State. The offense needs to play turnover-free football from here forward and John Butler needs to find a way to slow down Braxton Miller, who is moving the ball on the Nittany Lions defense at will.

8:50 p.m. — Braxton Miller sees an opening in the line and takes off for a 39-yard touchdown run. Ohio State leads 14-0.

8:45 p.m. — Hackenberg completes a pass to Robinson on third down, but is just shy of the first down marker. Butterworth punts to the Ohio State 12-yard line, a 48-yard punt.

8:36 p.m — Anthony Zettel gets to Braxton Miller for a sack and a six-yard loss on the first play of the ensuing Ohio State possession. Braxton Miller scrambles on 3rd-and-16 but can’t get the first down and Ohio State is forced to punt.

8:33 p.m. — Facing another third down, Hackenberg looks for Adam Breneman in the end zone but is picked off by Corey Brown. He didn’t see Brown, who undercut the route perfectly and came down with the ball in the end zone. What could have been a great answer to Ohio State’s touchdown drive becomes a turnover in the red zone.

8:31 p.m. — Facing a 3rd-and-11, Hackenberg hits Allen Robinson who jukes a few defenders and picks up the first. The Penn State offense has made it to the Ohio State 17-yard line.

8:28 p.m. — The offense has picked up three first downs and advanced past midfield. Hackenberg and Belton look sharp early in this game. A response from the Nittany Lions offense would be big here.

8:22 p.m. — And the Buckeyes get on the board first. Carlos Hyde runs it in two yards for a touchdown. Ohio State leads 7-0.

The Nittany Lions defense, specifically the secondary, got abused on that drive. Braxton Miller was 4-for-4 with 66 yards passing. Adrian Amos has moved from cornerback to safety for this game with Jesse Della Valle starting at safety, but the adjustment has not paid off so fa.r

8:19 p.m. — And Ohio State gets within a half-yard of the end zone as Braxton Miller hits a wide-open Devin Smith who’s forced out by Jordan Lucas.

8:18 p.m. — The Buckeyes are driving quickly. Their offense is already down to the Penn State 38-yard line.

8:12 p.m. — Penn State has won the coin toss and deferred. Sam Ficken is heading onto the field for the opening kickoff.

8:08 p.m. — The Nittany Lions are on the field. It’s game time, folks!

8:03 p.m. — We found the Lion on the sideline, and he wants YOU to root for Penn State football.


7:53 p.m. — Kickoff has been pushed back to about 8:10 p.m., most likely because of a conflict on television

7:35 p.m. — The Nittany Lions are wrapping up their pre-game warmups with 25 minutes until game time.


7:00 p.m. — 60 minutes to kickoff at The Shoe. It’s almost time for some Penn State football! The players are making their way onto the field for pre-game warmups.

6:37 p.m. — Fans are slowly drifting into the stadium with less than 90 minutes to go before this game gets underway. And just to clarify, when I say slowly drifting in I mean that there are at most a couple hundred seats filled right now.

6:00 p.m. — Word is that wide receiver Richy Anderson did not make the trip to Ohio. No reason has been disclosed. We probably won’t know why until the post-game press conference.

5:50 p.m. — John Urschel took a moment to soak in the stadium with just over two hours until kickoff time.


5:25 p.m. — The Nittany Lions are here. A large contingent of players have made their way onto the field in street clothes.

5:20 p.m. — It’s a cold but beautiful day here at The Shoe. If you need some gameday coverage information, we have you covered. Some Buckeyes students are starting to file into the stands, but it’s still relatively quiet with just under three hours until game time.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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