In front of a capacity White Out crowd of 110,000-plus in Happy Valley, the Buckeyes hit adversity. Once in the first half and once in the second half. Twice the Buckeyes erased double digit leads.
Whenever the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Penn State Nittany Lions you know it will be an instant classic. The past two seasons the margin of victory has only been five points. This season was not any different. The Buckeyes prevailed with a 27-26 victory. Let’s take a look at the Buckeye’s who stepped up and earned their leaves.
Linebacker Malik Harrison
Malik Harrison played a huge part in Saturday’s victory. Harrison led the team in tackles with eight total, six unassisted and was on the tackle that forced the fourth down at the end of the game. It was hard to stop Penn State’s quarterback, Trace McSorley, but Harrison was able to use his speed and track him down. The linebacker is quickly becoming the steady leader in the middle that the Buckeyes need on their defense.
Wide receiver K.J Hill
K.J. Hill may have had a crucial drop in the first half this Saturday, but he made up for it in the second half. Hill hauled in six receptions for 59 yards including the game winning touchdown. Hill was huge on third down during the final drive of the game, hauling in three receptions and one fantastic one-handed catch on a screen pass. The veteran receiver is having a fantastic season and is one of the leading receivers on this Buckeye offense.
HE GONE 🏃♂️💨
Wide receiver Binjimen Victor
Binjimen Victor probably made the catch and run of the year for Ohio State so far. On the day, Victor only had two receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. Victor’s catch in run with little over eight minutes left in the game helped spark comeback. Victor scored on that key drive him and fellow receiver Terry McLaurin helped lead the way in down field blocking. It has been two games in a row that Victor has scored a touchdown. Look for him to get more looks as the season keeps moving along.
Defensive end Chase Young
Saturday was Chase Young’s breaking out party. Young earned his new nickname “The Predator” by recording six tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss. Young was a force all game long and made one of the biggest plays of the game. On fourth down and five yards to go, he bull rushed his way and tackled running back Miles Sanders behind the line of scrimmage. While Nick Bosa is still nursing his abdominal injury, look for “The Predator” to continue to make an impact on the Buckeyes defense.
Next for the Buckeyes!
After an emotional win at home against Penn State in 2017, the Buckeyes failed to show up against Iowa. At least the Buckeyes head back home this year to take on Indiana Hoosiers who have not beaten the Buckeyes in 30 years. Look for the Buckeyes to continue their run for another Big Ten title.
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