STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night..
Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) took its first lead when Marcus Allen leaped high to block Tyler Durbin’s 45-yard field goal attempt and Haley made the scoop and sprint to the end zone. The white out crowd of 107,280 at Beaver Stadium went nuts and Penn State’s defense closed out the Nittany Lions’ first victory against Ohio State since 2011 with two sacks of J.T. Barrett.
Ohio State, which held a 12-7 halftime lead after a Barrett to Marcus Baugh 26-yard touchdown pass and a pair of Tyler Durbin field goals, closed out the third quarter with a 21-7 advantage. Curtis Samuel raced 74 yards to the end zone for a 19-7 lead and a botched snap on a Penn State punt tacked on a safety.
The Buckeyes (6-1, 4-1 Big Ten) had their 20-game road winning streak snapped.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes return home after two straight road games to face Northwestern, which is on a three-game winning streak.