Photo Gallery : Ohio State Vs. Penn State

Quinn Pitcock

It was supposed to be the offense that was going to carry the young defense as it matured with playing time as the season went on. But you wouldn't know it, for the most part, after the way the defense played against Penn State and throughout much of the season already. The really exciting thing is that the defense has only given up 32 points on the season and held PSU to just two field goals.

Photo Gallery : Ohio State Vs. Penn State

Quinn Pitcock

Malcolm Jenkins

Antonio Smith

David Patterson

Vernon Gholston

Ted Ginn Sr.

Derrick Morgan

Devon Still

From R to L: Mike Adams, Coach John Peterson, Kyle Long and Mike Brewster.

Kyle Jefferson and Shawntel Rowell.

Jermale Hines and Eric Thomas

Tyson Gentry

Brutus in the tailgate lot.

Malcolm Jenkins

Ted Ginn Jr.

Anthony Gonzalez

Joe Paterno

James Laurinaitis

Curtis Terry

David Patterson and Rory Nicol butt heads coming out onto the field.

Alex Boone

Curtis Terry

Ted Ginn Jr.

Pitcock started causing havoc from the outset.

Troy Smith sets up to go deep to Ginn on this play but the pass is intercepted.

Defense has a sudden change and Pitcock goes right back to work.

Pitcock gets Tony Hunt on this play.

After the defense got the ball back on a James Laurinaitis interception, Aaron Pettrey misses a 53-yard field goal wide right.

Derrick Williams gets the hand-off from Anthony Morelli on this carry and loses a yard on this play... Pitcock runs him down near the sideline with the help of Gholston and Laurinaitis.

Chris Wells gets one yard on this carry.

Smith gets one yard on this play.

A.J. Trapasso hits a 43-yard punt on this kick.

Antonio Pittman gets the call on this 1st quarter play.

This pass to Rory Nicol from Smith falls incomplete.

Boone sets up for a pass play...

...but Smith pulls it down and runs for 17 yards.

Pittman gets more positive yardage on this carry.

This completion to Stan White Jr. is good for seven yards but Ohio State still has to punt on fourth down.

Trapasso's punt is caught at the one by Anderson Russell giving Penn State the ball right outside their own endzone. Antonio Smith and Austin Spitler are there to congratulate Russell on a fine special teams play.

After three plays Penn State is forced to punt and as their punting unit takes the field, there goes Coach Paterno to the lockerroom.

After Ohio State punts the ball right back to Penn State, Morelli throws a completed pass on ths play to Brenden Perretta for a first down.

Morelli completes this pass to Patrick Hall for 11 yards and another first down.

Hunt runs for 15 yard down to the 9 on this play.

After Morelli loses five yards rushing and Hunt gains one back, Morelli runs for six yards to the seven on this play.

And on the second try after a miss and a roughing penalty on Ohio State on the first attempt, Kevin Kelly hits this field goal from 21 yards out to give Penn State a 3-0 lead at halftime.

At halftime, Gentry and Adam Taliaferro, who suffered a similar fate at Ohio Stadium six years ago, appeared together for the first time.

Coach Paterno came back out with his team for the start of the second half.

The second-half started with an interception by Smith for Ohio State and a missed 43-yard field goal by Kevin Kelly before Smith looks for Ginn on this play.

Ginn gets just three yards after making the catch from Smith.

Pittman rushes for 19 yards on this play.

Brian Hartline catches this pass for eight yards.

After Chris Wells rushes for three yards and a first down, Pittman catches a screen pass from Smith for 17 yards on this play that puts the ball on the 12.

And on the very next play Pittman runs up the middle and through the safety at the two...

...and scores their first touchdown on the day.

Ross Homan makes the tackle on the ensuing kickoff.

Hunt gets nine yards on this play before Curtis Terry and others bring him down.

Bonnie Bernstein interviews Taliaferro during second-half action.

After an exchange of punts, Morelli gets this pass off for a completion with Gholston bearing down on him.

But Joel Penton sacks Morelli on the following play.

After a punt, Ohio State goes back to work and Pittman gets more positive yardage on this tote of the pigskin in the fourth quarter.

After Smith scrambles away from pressure and reverses field on this play...

He finds Brian Robiskie 37 yards down the field in the endzone for the second touchdown on the day... give the Buckeyes a 14-3 lead.

Brandon Mitchell stops Hunt in his tracks on this play.

Hunt runs for 34 yards down to the OSU five on this play.

But after a 3rd-and-one stand by the OSU defense on this play...and a five-yard penalty on fourth-and-one...

...Penn State has to settle for this 23-yard FG to make the score 14-6.

After Ohio State goes three-and-out, Penn State is on the attack again. Hunt gets more positive yardage on this play.

Morelli has one more completion in him on this play before the wheels fall off.

Jenkins picked off one pass and ran it back for a TD before Antonio Smith picked off another pass on this play to make the score 28-6.

Darryl Clark came in for Penn State and he was tackled for no gain by Penton on this play...

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