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No. 9 Ohio State (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) 38, Penn State (6-4, 2-3 Big Ten) 14
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 13, 2010
• Ohio State has won 15 of its last 16 games and 42 of its last 47 Big Ten contests.
• Ohio State is 96-17 since the start of the 2002 season, the third-best record among FBS teams.
• Ohio State is 461-191-28 (.699) all-time in Big Ten games since 1913, the best winning percentage among Big Ten schools.
• Ohio State is 13-9 all-time after an open date.
• This was the first time Ohio State trailed at halftime (14-3) but came back to win since Oct. 4, 2008 at Wisconsin. In that game, the Badgers led 10-7 at the break but the Buckeyes rallied to win 20-17.
• Tressel is 103-22 in his 10th year at Ohio State and 238-79-2 overall. He is the second-winningest active FBS coach behind Penn State’s Joe Paterno (400).
• Ohio State is 93-7 under Tressel when it rushes for at least 125 yards.
• Ohio State is 27-4 under Tressel in the month of November and 15-1 since 2005.
• Saturday was the 15th game in NCAA history between two FBS coaches with at least 200 career wins. It was the fourth such meeting between Jim Tressel and Joe Paterno.
• Ohio State leads the all-time series, 14-12, and holds a 9-6 advantage in games played in Columbus.
• Dan Herron rushed for a career-best 190 yards on 21 carries and one TD for his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game.
• Dan Herron has now scored at least one touchdown in nine consecutive games.
• Ohio State is 17-3 when Dan Herron scores a rushing TD in his career.
• Terrelle Pryor is now 28-4 as Ohio State’s starting quarterback.
• Terrelle Pryor accounted for two TDs in the game, giving him 71 in his career, which is now second on OSU’s all-time list behind Art Schlichter (85).
• Ohio State is 25-1 when Terrelle Pryor throws at least one touchdown pass.
• DeVier Posey has now caught at least one pass in 24 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten. He finished with three catches for 63 yards.
• Ohio State is 33-5 when Dane Sanzenbacher records at least one catch. Against Penn State his one catch was a 58 yard TD reception.
• Ohio State ended the game with 314 rushing yards. It was the sixth time rushing for more than 200 yards this season and the second 300-plus yard rushing game of the year.
• The Buckeye offense ended the game with 453 yards of offense. After being limited to 147 in the first half, the squad had 306 in the second half. The Buckeyes had just five first downs in the first half, but went in to tally 15 in the second. Additionally, they were 0-for-5 on third-down conversions in the first half but 4-for-4 in the second half.
• After allowing 14 points and 212 yards of offense in the first half, Ohio State shut out the Nittany Lions and limited them to 60 yards in the second half.
• Orhian Johnson recorded a career-high tying eight tackles on the night to lead the Buckeyes.
• Devon Torrence returned an interception for a touchdown 34 yards in the third quarter – his fourth career INT and his first touchdown. It was the first INT for a TD since Brian Rolle against Marshall in the season opener. In the fourth quarter Travis Howard returned his first career pick for a score, marking the first time Ohio State returned two interceptions for touchdowns since 2009 vs. Wisconsin.
• Ohio State has allowed just eight 100-yard rushers since 2005, tied for the fewest among FBS teams with Boston College and Alabama.
• Ohio State has allowed fewer than 21 points 58 times since the start of 2005, the most among FBS teams in that span. Ohio State is 55-3 in those games.