Ohio State football vs Penn State: live updates, scores
The Ohio State football team plays its first ranked opponent since Week 2 of the season when the No.20 Penn State arrives in Columbus for a showdown Saturday at 7:30 p.m. inside Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes took care of the business ahead of this highly anticipated game against the Nittany Lions. Ohio State scored 47 consecutive points to beat Indiana 54-7 Last week.
Penn State did not do the same. PSU lost at home to unranked Illinois in the longest FBS game of all time (nine overtime).
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But don’t think that loss took all the steam of Saturday’s game. The Ohio State Track and Field expects a full house at Ohio Stadium and the team will be wearing special jerseys to mark the occasion.
You can follow the action live with information from The Columbus Dispatch’s team of journalists, Joey Kaufman, Lori Schmidt, Adam Jardy and columnist Rob Oller.
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Ohio State did not finish fourth
Presented with a fourth down and 3 yards on the Penn State 13-yard line, Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud knocked down an open Chris Olave to give the ball back to the Nitanny Lions.
Stroud’s completion percentage before tonight was 67.6%. Tonight he’s 19 for 30 (63.3%) for 269 yards and a touchdown.
Keyvone Lee counters from Penn State, Ohio State 27-Penn State 24
The Nittany Lions capped an 11-game, 75-yard streak with a 1-yard run from Keyvone Lee. At one point during the ride, quarterback Sean Clifford made three straight passes on the first down. They went for 22, 18 then 14 yards.
Looking like Sonic the Hedgehog, TreVeyon Henderson ran 68 yards, passing almost any Penn State defense – almost. He followed up with a one-meter touchdown run that bolstered Ohio State’s lead.
This is his 12th rushing touchdown of the season for OSU.
With the ball about a yard into the end zone, OSU was about to attempt a touchdown on a fourth down, but TreVeyon Henderson fell from his position for the Buckeyes’ seventh penalty of the night.
On the next play, Noah Ruggles landed a 23-yard field goal to ensure that a Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Jaxon 58-yard catch and run to the disc was not entirely lost.
Not only is Ohio State in a close game with Penn State, OSU fans responded when asked to wear scarlet tonight. UPDATE: The Ohio State assistance tonight is 102,951.
Jahan Dotson took a straight snap, slipped on the outside, followed his blockers and scored on a two-yard rush for Penn State. The game provided further evidence of Ohio State’s neglect tonight in that the Buckeyes had too many men on the court at the snap. However, the resulting penalty was clearly refused.
Buckeyes linebacker Steele Chambers has been flagged for targeting. His day ends with three tackles and a rushed quarterback, and his penalty is sure to shock Ohio State fans who were hoping to see a similar call on a big shot from Joey Porter Jr. on Garrett Wilson in the first half. . Add to anxiety? A few games later, Ohio State’s Zach Harrison was whistled for brutalizing the passer. OSU committed six penalties tonight, giving Penn State 50 yards.
The Nitanny Lions kicker converted a 47-yard attempt as time ended in the first half. The Ohio State band will now do a Sesame Street themed halftime show, and then Penn State will kick the ball out of the break by winning the first toss.
As mentioned, OSU’s defensive success tonight hinges on the pressure on Sean Clifford. Tyreke Smith just forced Clifford to grope. Jerron Cage picked up the ball and ran – well, scolded – for 57 yards and Ohio State’s sixth defensive touchdown this season.
His teammates entertainedly celebrated by fanning Cage as if they were providing the big man with the oxygen he needed.
OSU took the lead on a 38-yard pass from CJ Stroud to Chris Olave in glide.
There was some scrimmage after play around the line of scrimmage. The officials tonight dropped some of the physical game.
When the Buckeyes’ defense has been successful tonight, it’s often because they’ve been aggressive. OSU has two sacks, five loss tackles and three quarter rushes. They just finished a walk in Penn State on their way to Sean Clifford.
Ohio State averaged 6.3 penalties per game coming in tonight. They already have four tonight.
The second quarter begins, and the Buckeyes have already lost a fumble and committed three penalties costing them 15 yards.
Partly because of this, OSU has trailed after quarter-action for the first time this season. (Ohio State and Oregon didn’t score a goal after 15 minutes of their 9/11 game.)
OSU’s Noah Ruggles is 8-for-8 on field goals this season after a 35-yard kick that squeezed Penn State’s lead.
Practice was made easier by an unnecessary roughness penalty when Joey Porter Jr. hit a defenseless Garrett Wilson late. Wilson caught a pass while on his knees, and after a thump, Porter hit him, appearing to shake the receiver. However, Wilson didn’t miss a shot. In fact, he caught a 19-yard pass a game later.
Sean Clifford had 5 of 6 passes for 72 yards on an 89-yard drive for Penn State, and he capped it with a 5-yard throw to Brenton Strange for the opener tonight.
A wild start to tonight’s game. Jeremy Ruckert missed the ball, allowing Penn State to take over. In the next game, Marcus Williamson forced Noah Cain to spit the ball out and Haskell Garrett recovered for OSU.
- Referee: Mark Kluczynski
- Referee: Robert Colosimo
- Linesman: Daniel Richard
- Linesman: Jeff Szink
- Rear Judge: Justin Staehr
- Field judge: Raymond Daniel
- Side Judge: Grady Smith
- Center judge: Amanda Sauer
NFL scouts at Ohio State football game tonight
The scouts listed as accredited tonight represent the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants (2), Los Angeles Rams, Tennesee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and the football team. Washington.
There are also representatives from several bowling alleys, the Hula Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl all have seats reserved for tonight.
– Lori Schmidt
The Buckeyes are here at Ohio Stadium ahead of their game against Penn State.
Running back Master Teague, who was out last week in Indiana, misses his second straight game with an undisclosed injury, listed among the 15 players unavailable on the Buckeyes’ pre-game status report.
Teague had previously appeared close to a comeback against the Nittany Lions as coach Ryan Day had throughout the week expressed optimism about his status.
After a Wednesday night workout, Teague was seen in uniform and stretching with his teammates.
Ohio State to wear Color Rush jerseys as part of “Scarlet the shoe”
Ohio State bursts in new alternate uniforms tonight.
The Buckeyes will wear all scarlet “Color Rush” yarns against the Nittany Lions.
They tweeted a preview of the look earlier this week:
This is not the first time Ohio State carried substitutes against Penn State. They last did so in 2017 against the Nittany Lions, a 39-38 victory over PSU, then No.2.
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ESPN College GameDay was live from East Lansing on Saturday morning to score the Big Ten’s biggest game of the day. While Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard chose the showdown between undefeated Michigan and undefeated Michigan State, they also picked the Ohio State game (Herbstreit, who will serve as the analyst, doesn’t pick the games he calls for).
Here’s how they picked the Ohio State-Penn State game:
GameDay guest coach was Detroit-born comedian Ken Jeong.
- Lee Corso: State of Ohio
- Desmond Howard: State of Ohio
- Ken Jeong: State of Ohio
Howard joked that Herbstreit and play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler would struggle to find talking points in the second half as Ohio State took the win.
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Michigan takes 16-point lead over Michigan State
No. 8 Michigan State recovered 30-14 in the second half to win 37-33. The Michigan No.6 was leading with just over a minute to go when quarterback Cade McNamara threw an interception that sealed MSU’s victory.
The Spartans improve to 8-0 and remain atop the Big Ten East division standings.
Ohio State Buckeye 2021 football schedule
Here’s a look at the Ohio State calendar.
- September 2: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31
- September 11: Oregon 35, Ohio State 28
- September 18: Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20
- September 25: Ohio State 59, Akron 7
- October 2: Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13
- October 9: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
- October 23: Ohio State 54, Indiana 7
- October 30: Penn State, 7:30 p.m.
- November 6: in Nebraska, to be confirmed
- November 13: Purdue, TBD
- November 20: Michigan State, TBD
- Nov. 27: Michigan, 12 p.m., FOX