The Ohio State Buckeyes held off a Penn State Nittany Lions rally as they defeated them, 31-24, in double overtime.
No. 13 Ohio State blew a 17-0 lead against Penn State and was suddenly in danger of getting upset, but they pulled out a 31-24 victory in double overtime.
The Nittany Lions had tied the game at 17 with a field goal with nine seconds remaining in regulation. They then traded touchdowns with the Buckeyes before quarterback J.T. Barrett ran it in for the game winner.
Barrett did not have his best game statistically as he only threw for 74 yards and one touchdown pass with two interceptions, but he came through when it counted with two rushing touchdowns in overtime while totaling 75 rushing yards. Running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
For the Nittany Lions, quarterback Christian Hackenberg continued to struggle as he threw for 224 yards and two interceptions on 31-of-49 passing.
Running back Akeel Lynch ran for 38 yards on 13 carries. Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton was leaned on heavily in the passing game as he caught 14 passes for 126 yards.