Ohio State opens second half with 4th-down stop vs. Penn State
Ohio State’s defense is making noise to begin the 2nd half.
Down by 1 in the 3rd quarter, the Buckeyes are doing everything in their power to take the lead against No. 13 Penn State and keep their perfect season alive. Plays like this one on the opening drive after halftime certainly should spark life back onto the Buckeyes’ sideline.
On 4th-and-2, Penn State elected to try and keep the drive alive with a quick run by Nick Singleton. Instead, the Buckeyes’ front 7 was ready, stuffing the freshman behind the sticks for a turnover on downs.
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The Nittany Lions converted on 4th down earlier in the drive thanks to a Sean Clifford 1-yard scramble.
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Since the end of the 1st quarter, Ohio State’s offense has looked anemic. The Nittany Lions forced back-to-back 3-and-out drives to give their offense a chance. In the closing minutes of the 1st half, C.J. Stroud would be sacked by PSU’s Johnny Dixon for a loss of 5 yards as time expired.
The Buckeyes totaled just 209 yards of offense in the 1st half. Ohio State struggled immensely on 3rd down, going 1-of-7 in the process.
Clifford, who threw 2 early interceptions, rebounded with a pair of touchdown passes to take the lead with 7 minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter.