The Penn State receiving game was the brightest spot of the night for the Nittany Lions. DaeSean Hamilton made some key receptions, finishing with 126 receiving yards on 14 receptions. Freshman Saeed Blacknall made a marvelous catch in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown and a big catch in the first overtime to set up a touchdown for the Nittany Lions a few plays later.
The defense also scored a pick six on Anthony Zettel's interception and Mike Hull's INT helped set up the Nittany lions second touchdown
Special teams. While the defense did its job, the punting game did not make it easy for them as they gave them a short field to defend. Eight punts while netting just an average of 34.5 yards
Hate to say it, but the refs again did not do their jobs. An early interception which replay clearly showed the ball hit the ground before Vonn Bell had control of it. The Buckeyes Field Goal attempt they made should have also been negated as the play clock read "0" for nearly three seconds before they actually got the snap off. Due to the refs errors, the Buckeyes were spotted 10 points.
To be fair, Penn State's offensive line did not help much when it had chances to capitalize on good field position a couple of times after its defense did its job to hold the Buckeye offense.