Oct. 28, 2017
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No. 6 Ohio State 39, No. 2 Penn State 38
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
- The attendance of 109,302 marked the second-largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history.
- The Buckeyes eclipsed the 500-yard mark of total offense for the sixth-consecutive game, extending the longest streak in program history.
- Ohio State came back from two separate 18-point deficits, marking the largest deficit overcome by an Urban Meyer-coached team. The previous largest deficit overcome was against No. 1 Alabama in the 2015 Sugar Bowl when the Buckeyes trailed 21-6 in the second quarter and won 42-35.
- Meyer improved to 20-1 in games played in October while at Ohio State.
- With the win over No. 2 Penn State, Ohio State has won eight of its last 11 contests against Top 10 teams.
- J.T. Barrett set a school record with 423 yards of total offense, topping Art Schlichter’s previous best of 412 against Florida State in 1981.
- Sean Nuernberger’s first-quarter field goal marked the first points Penn State has allowed in the first quarter this season.
- Terry McLaurin’s 14-yard touchdown reception from Barrett in the second quarter was his fourth touchdown catch of the year.
- The touchdown pass from Barrett marked the 91st of his career, setting a Big Ten record for touchdown passes.
- Barrett threw for a season-high 328 yards against the Nittany Lions and tied Joe Germaine with eight-career 300-yard passing games, the most in Ohio State history.
- Mike Weber’s two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his fifth touchdown run of the year, tying for the most on the team.
- Johnnie Dixon caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Barrett and lead the Buckeyes with six receiving touchdowns this season.
- Barrett ran the ball for a season-high 95 yards.
- K.J. Hill caught a career-high 12 passes for a career-high 102 yards while Austin Mack also caught a career-high six passes for a career-best 90 yards. The 12 receptions by Hill tied for the fourth-most in a single game in program history and marked the most since Corey Brown caught 12 passes against Michigan State in 2012.
- Denzel Ward’s blocked punt was the first for the Buckeyes since Jeff Greene blocked a Kent State punt in 2014.
- Dre’Mont Jones tallied his first-career sack in the win.
- Jordan Fuller recorded a career-best nine tackles.