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No. 3 Ohio State smothers No. 7 Penn State to stay undefeated with massive 20-12 win

It wasn’t pretty, but No. 3 Ohio State found a way to get the job done and stay undefeated with a 20-12 win over No. 7 Penn State.


The Ohio State defense completely smothered the overmatched Penn State offense, keeping the Nittany Lions out of the end zone until the final minute while limiting them to a mere 240 yards and 1-for-16 on third down. And that lone third-down conversion from Penn State came with 45 seconds left in regulation. That’s how dire things were for the PSU offense.


The Buckeyes’ offense did not exactly dazzle either, but Kyle McCord was able to find Marvin Harrison Jr. enough to move the ball and ultimately put Penn State away. With the win, Ohio State improved to 7-0 with the trip to Michigan still looming. Penn State, meanwhile, dropped to 6-1 in another loss on a big stage for the Nittany Lions under coach James Franklin.