Ohio State appeared to have finally taken control of this defensive battle in the fourth quarter, and speedster Curtis Samuel ripped off a 72-yard touchdown run to give the Buckeyes a 19-7 lead, which they pushed to 21-7 after a safety.
Then, Penn State's offense finally came to life. After struggling all night, they put it together for one drive that resulted in a two-yard touchdown run from quarterback Trace McSorley, then their special teams took their time in the spotlight.
A blocked punt set up a PSU field goal, cutting the score to 21-17. On the ensuing drive, Ohio State looked like they were going to extend the lead with a field goal - then this happened:
Marcus Allen blocked the kick, and Grant Haley picked it up and ran it 60 yards for the touchdown. Penn State then ended Ohio State's comeback attempt with two straight sacks on third and fourth down.
For the Buckeyes, it is their first loss in a true road game under Urban Meyer (24-1).
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