COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett hit Marcus Baugh with a sixteen-yard landing move with 1:forty eight left within the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from eleven down within the remaining 5 minutes handy No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday.
Barrett performed top-of-the-line video games of his adorned profession, going 33 for 39 for 328 yards and 4 landing passes, three within the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes (7-1, 5-zero Huge Ten) have been down 35-20.
Penn State led 38-27 with 5:forty two left and it appeared as if the Nittany Lions (7-1, four-1) have been going to knock the Buckeyes out of the School Soccer Playoff race and put a agency grip on the Massive Ten East. Saquon Barkley scored two lengthy touchdowns for Penn State, however it was Barrett who surged into the Heisman Trophy race in what was billed because the Massive Ten recreation of the yr and lived as much as the hype.
Barrett attached with Johnnie Dixon for 2 touchdowns within the fourth after which obtained the ball again down 5 with three:20 left. The Buckeyes shortly marched down the sector after which Barrett discovered his huge tight finish Baugh open for the lead.
The blackout crowd on the Horseshoe poured onto the sector to rejoice with the Buckeyes after Barrett took a last knee. He calmly wandered by means of the mayhem, receiving pats on the again. The fifth-yr senior, who some followers needed bench after the Buckeyes’ offense struggled in a September loss to Oklahoma, had simply delivered a efficiency to quiet any remaining doubters.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions have been in massive hassle as quickly as they needed to drop again and move and attempt to block Ohio State’s gifted defensive position, with Nick Bosa and Tyquan Lewis. Penn State received the ball again with 1:forty five left at its personal forty one and Ohio State was throughout quarterback Hint McSorley. He threw three incomplete passes and was sacked because the Nittany Lions turned the ball over on downs.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ now management the Massive Ten East. Their path to the playoff may nonetheless be muddled by that loss to Oklahoma, however proper now they’re the Massive Ten’s greatest shot.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions face a 3rd straight ranked opponent once they go to No. sixteen Michigan State.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes go to Iowa subsequent week.
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