Ryan Shazier opened things up with a sack and pick six of Matt McGloin, and the offense line out-muscled the Nittany Lion defense to make way for a pair of Braxton Miller rushing touchdowns. That 21-3 third quarter would give the Buckeyes all they needed as they closed things out in the fourth quarter for a 35-23 victory and 9-0 record. Here were a few of the big notes:
- The Buckeyes moved into sole possession of the Big Ten lead in the Leaders Division at 5-0.
- Braxton Miller, who rushed for 134 yards in the game, became the third different Big Ten QB and the first OSU QB to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. IU's Antwaan Randle El and UMs Denard Robinson are the other two.
- The 35 points the Buckeyes scored were the most the Nittany Lions had given up all season.
- The Buckeye defense gave up only 32 rushing yards on the evening.
- Neither Devin Smith or Philly Brown, the team's two leading receivers, recorded a single reception for the Buckeyes.