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No. 12 Ohio State (6-1, 3-0 B1G) 31, Penn State (4-3, 1-3 B1G) 24 (2OT)
Oct. 25, 2014
Beaver Stadium
University Park, Pa.
Attendance: 107,895

Ohio State Postgame Notes

  • With the win, Ohio State ups its Big Ten regular season win streak to 19 games, one shy of the Big Ten record of 20 set by the 2005-07 Ohio State teams.
  • Ohio State is 8-2 in overtime all-time, 3-2 on the road. It was the first OT game of series. Head coach Urban Meyer is 7-0 in his career in OT, 3-0 at OSU.
  • The Buckeyes have won 11 consecutive road games, the longest active streak in the nation.
  • Ohio State has won the last three meetings with Penn State and leads the all-time series, 16-13.
  • The win improves Ohio State to 40-21 all-time in night games (games starting after 5 p.m. local time) and 19-9 all-time after an open week.
  • Ohio State has scored on its opening drive in each of the last five games.
  • Ohio State held Penn State scoreless in the first half for the first time since 2000 when OSU won 45-6 in Columbus.
  • Ohio State has now outscored its last five opponents 158-38 in the first half.
  • Meyer has won his last 11 games in the month of October, with his last defeat coming in 2010 at Florida.
  • Meyer improves to 80-15 all-time when meeting an opposing coach for the first time and 39-3 in his career when having more than a week to prepare for an opponent, including 8-1 at Ohio State.
  • The Buckeye defense held Penn State to 16 yards rushing, a season low.
  • Linebacker Joshua Perry had a career-high 18 tackles for the game, the most by a Buckeye in a game this season. He has recorded at least six tackles in every game this season.
  • Defensive end Joey Bosa tied career bests with 2.5 sacks and 2.5 TFL. He has at least 0.5 TFL in 13 consecutive games.
  • Safety Vonn Bell recorded his second INT of the season and the third of his career in the first quarter.
  • Safety Tyvis Powell collected his second INT of the season and the third of his career in the third quarter.
  • Linebacker Darron Lee recorded a career-best 2.5 TFL.
  • Running back Ezekiel Elliott finished the game with 109 yards rushing and one TD, his third 100-yard performance in the last four games. Elliott now has 499 yards rushing and three TDs in his last four games.
  • Tight end Jeff Heuerman recorded his first TD catch of the season and the sixth of his career in the second quarter to put Ohio State up 17-0.
  • Punter Cameron Johnston kicked six times for a 45.0 yard average, pinning the Nittany Lions inside their 20-yard line four times. He had a long punt of 59 yards.