It was a tale of two halves in Columbus as Penn State and Ohio State looked to be on their way to a shootout at the half. By then, the two teams had combined for 34 points, with Penn State leading, 20-14. But coming out of the break, everything went silent as both teams struggled over the final 30 minutes.
The Buckeyes had their chances, driving into Penn State territory late in the fourth quarter, only to see the drive stall on a false start penalty. Facing a fourth down and needing 10, Braxton Miller came up a yard short on the scramble, giving the Nittany Lions the ball back.
Penn State was unable to do anything on the ensuing possession, giving the Buckeyes one last chance. An intentional grounding on first down put Ohio State in a hole, and Braxton Miller was never able to get anything going. Miller missed on his next three passes, the last of which, on fourth down, ended the game.
The final score in Columbus: Penn State 20, Ohio State 14.
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