Final: Ohio State rolls past Penn State 38-25

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FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, The Penn State Marching Band plays on the field before an NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Penn State in State College, Pa. A day short of exactly one year since the victory against Ohio State, the Nittany Lions have another white out scheduled and another Big Ten power visiting for a nationally televised game. The difference this time is it will be no upset if No. 2 Penn State beats No. 19 Michigan on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)

No. 18 Penn State football will host No. 3 Ohio State Saturday at 7:30 p.m. televised on ABC.

You can follow along live with a live blog below.

First Quarter

Ohio State would receive the opening kickoff.

On the Buckeye’s opening offensive play, Garrett Wilson would rattle off a 62-yard run on the end around to the Penn State 13-yard line. This would lead to a 4-yard touchdown run by Master Teague. Ohio State jumps out to a fast lead 7-0. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:17

Ohio State would stop Penn State on its first drive and get the ball right back. Justin Fields would throw a 26-yard touchdown to Chris Olave. Ohio State is dominating early on. The Buckeyes take a 14-0 lead with 8:39 left in the first quarter. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:42

Penn State would get something going offensively on the next possession. The drive would include a 15-yard personal foul penalty that gave the Nittany Lions a first down after Sean Clifford was taken to the turf late.

Devyn Ford would rattle of a 23-yard run and Penn State would eventually settle for a field goal. Jake Pinegar would redeem himself after missing two kicks against Indiana. He hits the 31-yarder. Ohio State leads 14-3.

Ohio State would take that lead to the end of the quarter.

Second Quarter

Penn State would have costly penalties again this week. Linebacker Brandon Smith is penalized for a late hit out of bounds. That would help Ohio State get down to the Penn State 3-yard line.

Ohio State would set up for 20-yard field goal. And it is missed! Ohio State’s Blake Haubeil missed the very short field goal and Penn State would take over on the 20-yard line for its ensuing offensive possession down 14-3.

Penn State’s momentum would be abruptly stopped. The Nittany Lions have to punt after a three-and-out. Ohio State gets the ball back on its own 31-yard line after a Jordan Stout punt.

Columbus native Antonio Shelton would register a sack to set up a 3rd and 17 for Ohio State on its next possession. BUT – Penn State would not get anything going offensively on the next drive. Penn State’s offense is struggling so far tonight.

Ohio State would start the next drive on its own 11-yard line thanks to a holding penalty on the punt return. The Buckeye offense would hit its groove again and drive down to the Penn State 1-yard line. After a bad snap helped Penn State defensively, Ohio State’s Fields would hit Justin Ruckert on a third down for a 10-yard touchdown. Ohio State now leads 21-3. Drive: 15 plays, 89 yards, 6:06

Ohio State would lead 21-3 at halftime. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford only has 2 completions in the first half. Penn State’s offense only has 75 total yards compared to Ohio State’s 280.

Plot twist! Ohio State took a knee to go to halftime with one second left on the clock. That left time for Penn State to send Jordan Stout out for a 50-yard field goal. Penn State now trails at halftime 21-6 after Sout nailed the long field goal.

Third Quarter

Penn State would receive the kickoff. Sean Clifford completed his first three passes – which was more than the entire first half.

Clifford would open up the third quarter with a touchdown drive capped by a Jahan Dotson 14-yard touchdown catch. Penn State trails 21-13. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:46

Ohio State would add another score on the ensuing drive. Fields would toss a 49-yard touchdown to Chris Olave. Penn State trails 28-13. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:33

Ohio State would add another methodical drive to wear down the Penn State defense. The Buckeyes went 75 yards on a 12-play drive capped by a 22-yard field goal. Penn State trails 31-13. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:22. There is 1:02 left in the third quarter.

Penn State would exit the third quarter down 31-13.

Fourth Quarter

Jahan Dotson would put together back-to-back highlight catches to boost Penn State to a touchdown drive.

Penn State would close the gap 31-19. Clifford tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Dotson. Clifford would run for a two-point conversion, but be stopped short. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:32

Before you can celebrate too much, Ohio State just kept up its dominance. Fields led the Buckeyes down the field for another 75-yard drive capped with a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down. Feilds threw a touchdown pass to his tight end Ruckert. Ohio State extends its lead 38-19

If you are looking for a bright spot, it has been wide receiver Jahan Dotson. He pulled down his third touchdown catch of the night on a 20 yard score. Penn State trails 38-25 with 6:27 left in the game. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:47

FINAL: Ohio State defeats Penn State 38-25. Penn State drops to 0-2.

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