1. With Ohio State's 38-10 rout of Penn State, the Buckeyes now hold an 18-13 advantage in the series, and a 16-7 edge in Big Ten play.
2. Ohio State has now outscored Penn State 681 to 548 overall (22.0 ppg to 17.7 ppg), and 620 to 401 in Big Ten play (27.0 to 17.4).
3. Ohio State has now beaten Penn State four times in a row (2012-2015). It is the first time that the Buckeyes have won four in a row in the series.
4. Ezekiel Elliott had 27 rushes for 153 yards and a touchdown. It was Elliot's 12th straight game with 100+ yards rushing. Zeke has 988 yards (3rd in FBS) and 11 TDs (6th in FBS) for the season.
5. Elliott is averaging 141.1 yards per game rushing, which is 5th in FBS. LSU's Leonard Fournette leads the way with 200.2 yards per game.
6. Zeke now has 3,128 yards for his career, good for 8th best in Ohio State history. Yesterday, Zeke passed Carlos Snow (2,999 yards) and Pepe Pearson (3,076 yards).
7. Braxton Miller added to his Ohio State total touchdown record with a touchdown reception. Brax now has 88 total touchdowns for his Buckeye career.
8. Joey Bosa led the defense with 7 tackles, 3 TFLs, and a sack. For his Buckeye career, Bosa now has 42.5 TFLs (10th best) and 23.5 sacks (4th best).
9. Penn State entered the contest allowing just 117.0 yards per game rushing. The Buckeyes churned out 315 yards on the ground on 50 carries (6.3 ypc). As mentioned above, Zeke Elliott had 153 yards rushing, and quarterback J.T. Barrett had 102 yards rushing.
10. Penn State had only 14 first downs, 4 of them courtesy of Ohio State penalties. For the game, Penn State had 3 penalties for 22 yards, while Ohio State had 5 penalties for 70 yards. So much for The Cult's conspiracy theories concerning the Big Ten referees.
11. For the season, Ohio State has committed 51 penalties (88th in FBS) for 467 yards (97th in FBS).
12. Ohio State was 5 for 11 on third down conversions (45.5%), which isn't great but still better than the Buckeyes' season average of 37.5% (80th in FBS).
13. The Buckeye defense was again inconsistent. They gave up three huge plays (passes of 45 and 56; run of 56), missed several tackles, and repeatedly overreacted to misdirection and took bad angles. Despite all those negatives, they held Penn State's offense to 10 points, 315 total yards, 1 for 11 on third down, and 0 for 2 on fourth down. The defense also recorded 5 sacks and a turnover (fumble recovery).
14. For the second game in a row, Ohio State did not commit a turnover. For the season, the Buckeyes are now -1 in turnover margin (79th in FBS).
15. For the second straight week, Ohio State was 6/6 in red zone opportunities (5 TDs, FG). For the season, the Buckeyes are 24/28 in the red zone (50th in FBS), with 17 TDs and 7 FGs.
16. The Buckeyes had no "big play" touchdowns (20+ yards, defense, special teams) against Penn State. Through the first five games, 16 of Ohio State's 22 touchdowns (72.7%) had come by way of the big play. Over the last two games, only one of Ohio State's 12 touchdowns (8.3%) has been of the big play variety. For the season, 17 of Ohio State's 34 touchdowns (50.0%) have been big plays.
17. The Buckeyes had 5 more punts yesterday, giving them 33 on the season. Ohio State is averaging 4.7 punts per game, after averaging only 3.2 punts per game last season.
18. With the offense being less efficient this year, it's a good thing that the Buckeyes have one of the best punters in the game. Yesterday, four of Cameron Johnston's five punts were downed inside the 10-yard line, which gave Penn State horrible field position all game long.
19. For the season, Johnston is 5th in FBS in net punting, averaging 42.24 yards per punt. Ohio State's opponents have only 35 yards of punt returns in seven games.
20. Good news: Jack Willoughby made his career long field goal. Bad news: It was from only 39 yards out. Willoughby improved to 7/10 on field goal attempts for the season (71st in FBS), but he has yet to make a kick of 40+ yards.
21. The Buckeyes won the time of possession battle, 32:20 to 27:40. For the season, Ohio State ranks just 87th in FBS in time of possession.
22. Now for the highlight from yesterday's game:
Yes, this will never get old.
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