UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – No. 4 Ohio State made a big statement at Beaver Stadium on Saturday night after coming from behind to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 on the road. Click Here For Highlights
Trailing by 12 points in the second half, the Buckeyes rallied in the fourth quarter to come away with a key victory to add to their college football playoff resume this season.
Needing something special to stay undefeated this season Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) put together an eight-play 96-yard drive to take the lead with just over two minutes left in the game.
Freshman starter Dwayne Haskins shook off a slow and uncomfortable opening half to finish the game with 270 yards and three touchdowns. He completed 22 of 39 passes with one interception.
J.K. Dobbins ran for a score and took a catch for another, while K.J. Hill and Binjimen Victor also took a catch each for a touchdown for the Buckeyes.
Needing a stop on fourth down to wrap the game up, Chase Young came up with a big stop to finish off the home side.
Trace McSorley was 16 of 32 on completed passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns but also had two picks in the defeat for Penn State.
McSorley also ran for 175 yards as he suffers his first defeat at home with the Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten).
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Ohio State now has a 70-percent and greater chance of winning each of its next seven games