Oct. 27, 2012
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No. 9 Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) 35, at Penn State (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) 23
Beaver Stadium - State College, Pa.
Oct. 27, 2012
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
Ohio State moves into sole possession of the Big Ten lead in the Leaders Division at 5-0.
Head coach Urban Meyer improved to 9-0 in his first season as OSU head coach. The only two other first-year Ohio State coaches have started a season at least 9-0: Carol Widdoes went 9-0 in 1944 and eventually won his first 12 games before his first loss; and Earle Bruce opened 11-0 in 1979.
The win was the 10th consecutive for Meyer, the fifth double-digit win streak of Meyer's career.
Braxton Miller 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 & UMs Denard Robinson (2x) are the other two.
Both of Braxton Miller's 1-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter were his 11th and 12th of the season, respectively, moving him into a tie for second place on the Ohio State single-season rushing touchdown list by a quarterback with Cornelius Greene who rushed for 12 in 1973.
Miller (134 yards) rushed for 100+ yards for the sixth time this season and the ninth time in his career.
Ohio State's defense held Penn State to 36 rushing yards and 23 points. Penn State's offense came into the game averaging 28.6 points per game.
Ryan Shazier recorded his first `Pick 6' of his career, a 17-yard INT return on PSU's first drive of the third quarter.