The Buckeyes started the second quarter on a field goal after a muffed punt. The Penn State offense continued to deal with J.T. Barrett, he led his offense to a touchdown making in 9-0 with 4:53 left until halftime. After that another good looking Ohio State drive was stopped in the redzone ending in another field goal bringing the score to 12-0 with 1:14 left in the half.
As Trace McSorley, quarterback for Penn State, has done many times this season brought his team straight down the field for a remarkable last minute touchdown drive, making the score at half 12-7.
With 10:20 left in the third quarter Penn State’s defensive squad was a third down stop away to force Ohio State to punt, but a play later Ohio State was up 19-7 because of a 74 yard run by Curtis Samuel.
After the touchdown, the Penn State long snapper made an error resulting in a safety giving a 21-7 lead to Ohio State with 8:26 remaining in the third quarter.
A scramble by Trace McSorley kept the Nittany Lions alive by making it a one score game with 13:32 left in the game.
After a punt blocked by Penn State, set up the Lions inside the 25 yard line, but could not score a touchdown and settled for a field goal making the score 21-17 with 9:33 left.
With Ohio State a field goal away from making it back to a seven point game in the fourth quarter Penn State’s Marcus Allen, blocked the field goal. Grant Haley recovered the ball and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown.
The Penn State defense held up Ohio State’s high powered offense in the end and got the 24-21 win.
"Nights like tonight are what you live for and why you come to Penn State," offensive tackle Brendan Mahon said. "107,000 people in the stadium tonight. You could feel the crowd, the momentum of the crowd. It got you going."