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Ohio State making BCS statement vs. Penn State, leads 42-7 at half

Braxton Miller, Jordan Lucas, Corey Linsley, Kyle Baublitz AP

Ohio State is doing what they can to make a bit of a statement to the nation at the expense of Penn State. The Buckeyes took a 28-0 lead in the first half and lead the Nittany Lions 42-7 at the half.

Ohio State has been able to do just about anything they have wanted against Penn State in the first half. Braxton Miller has passed for 150 yards with just two incompletions and a touchdown and the Ohio State quarterback also has 56 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Running back Carlos Hyde leads all players with 112 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, the defense has intercepted two passes from Penn State’s freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg, including one in the end zone on Penn State’s first possession of the game.

Penn State did finally get on the scoreboard late in the second quarter but Ohio State stormed right back with a big kickoff return and a 39-yard touchdown run by Hyde.

Ohio State has out-gained Penn State by over 200 yards in the first half (414-163) and Ohio State should be well on their way to a win to keep their winning streak alive.

don’t expect Ohio State to pile on too much on Penn State, but don’t expect the Buckeyes to shy away from some big plays in the third quarter. It is clear Ohio State has every advantage in this match-up and the Buckeyes need to put together an impressive victory to make a dent in the BCS standings compared to Oregon and Florida State (and Missouri). But this game looks like Ohio State has done more than enough to score the victory this week so getting key players rest at some point could also become a factor at some point.

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9 Responses to “Ohio State making BCS statement vs. Penn State, leads 42-7 at half”
  1. kilt1iron says: Oct 26, 2013 9:55 PM

    Finally the Defense was ready and showed up tonight

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:00 PM

    What statement? “We continue to pad stats and this flimsy win streak against below-average teams”?

  3. ken49ers says: Oct 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    Remember the last time they went on the road and beat anyone inside the top ten? Me neither. Weak. Schedule.

  4. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    They need two, maybe three teams to lose before they can get in the BCS conversation.

  5. firehouse70 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Not sold on any big team from “Big 10” errrr 12.. Ohio St is over rated.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 11:06 PM

    A bunch of slow pokes that would get dusted by each of the teams ahead of them in the rankings. They should be ranked no higher than 10 or 11.

  7. vincentbojackson says: Oct 26, 2013 11:13 PM

    Unfortunately we may never know if OSU is for real due to cupcake non conference schedule and a pathetic Big 10.

    Meanwhile Florida State has undefeated #7 Miami next week, Oregon has #6 Stanford, and Alabama has #13 LSU next.

    OSU plays 1-6 Purdue who got blown out at home by a MAC team.

  8. kilt1iron says: Oct 26, 2013 11:41 PM

    Haters gonna hate. Winners gonna win.

  9. madtownthrowdown says: Oct 27, 2013 7:29 AM

    I’m a big ten guy, but the fact of the matter is that Ohio St has gotten chances again and again and they always seem to blow it with the exception of one game in the last few years. When money is the driving factor it’s hard to put a played out team in the Natl’ Champ game. Speaking of played out, anyone realize Boston was in the World Series? See no one cares about The Red Sox either.

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