Penn State 20, Ohio State 14: Postgame Notes

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No. 21 Penn State (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) 20, Ohio State (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten) 14

Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 19, 2011

Attendance: 105,493



• Ohio State’s Senior Day captains were Mike Brewster, Dan Herron, Tyler Moeller and Andrew Sweat.

• Twenty-four (24) Ohio State seniors were honored before the game.

• Ohio State is 15-3 in November games since the start of the 2005 season and is 288-134-19 all-time in November.


• The series between Ohio State and Penn State is now tied, 13-13.


• Braxton Miller notched 188 total yards on 18 rushes for 105 yards and one touchdown, while throwing 7-of-17 for 83 yards and one touchdown. The 105 rushing yards matched his career high, first set Nov. 5 vs. Indiana.  

• Miller’s 24-yard touchdown run was his sixth touchdown of the season, which is tied for first on the team with sophomore running back Carlos Hyde.

• Miller’s six touchdown runs have all come in the last four games and he now has had a touchdown run in four-consecutive games.

• Senior wide receiver DeVier Posey led the Buckeyes with four receptions for 66 yards.

• Jake Stoneburner posted his team-high seventh touchdown reception of the season. Stoneburner’s last three receptions have all been touchdowns (Nebraska – 10/8/11; Illinois – 10/15/11; and Penn State 11/19/11).

• Posey’s 39-yard reception in the first quarter was the Buckeyes’ second-longest pass completion this season.

• The Buckeyes were 7-of-13 on third down conversions vs. the Nittany Lions.



• Ryan Shazier led the team with a career-high 15 tackles vs. Penn State, moving his season total to 39. His previous best was seven at Purdue Nov. 12. The 15 tackles by Shazier were a team season high.

• Storm Klein notched a career-high nine tackles vs. the Nittany Lions. His previous best was six at Miami Sept. 17.

• Christian Bryant posted six tackles and now has had seven games with at least five takedowns in 2011, with at least six in each of the last four outings. 

• Nineteen players recorded tackles against the Blue and White.

• Orhian Johnson claimed his third interception of the season and fourth of his career against the Nittany Lions in the second quarter. The interception marked the second-consecutive game the OSU defensive back has picked off an attempted pass.

• Ohio State held Penn State to 1-of-6 on third down conversions in the second half. 

•The Buckeye defense claimed a goal-line stand with 3:16 remaining in the third quarter after holding the PSU offense to three-consecutive no-gain plays on the OSU one-yard line. 

SOURCE:  Ohio State Athletic Department