Another big win for the head coach inside The Shoe. Ryan Day He carried his No. 3 ranked Ohio State program on Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes picked up a 20-12 blowout win over No. 7 Penn State. Among the great crowds were some of the nation’s top rookies who have already committed to playing in a special atmosphere like the one in Columbus for this game, or who are contemplating their future play. Many were included.
“Ohio State’s game day environment is the best I’ve ever seen.” Lucas (Texas) Lovejoy Top 247 Linebacker peyton pierce he told 247 Sports. He is part of the Buckeyes’ 2024 class ranked No. 2 nationally.
“There weren’t any empty seats and everyone was wearing scarlet, so it was pretty cool. They definitely had home field advantage. Every time the defense went down three, it was so loud. I didn’t even hear it myself. Ohio State continues to impress me more and more each week with its toughness. While the offense keeps coming up in big moments, the defense plays indifferently. If they keep doing what they’re doing, I don’t think anyone can stop this team from winning a national championship.”
The Buckeyes’ stifling defense held the Nittany Lions to just 240 total yards and limited one of the nation’s best rushing attacks to 49 yards. Marvin Harrison Jr.His performance was impressive with 11 catches, 162 yards, and one touchdown. That included a 35-yard score late in the fourth that gave the home team a two-point lead. He also drew a hold in the first half, obliterating what became a scoop and score for the Nittany Lions, setting up the Buckeyes’ first touchdown of the day.
“I’m happy to see them this weekend and I’m looking forward to continuing my connection with them,” said New Palestine (Ind.) Top 247 offensive lineman and Buckeyes commit. ian moore Said. “The fans were as excited as ever and the energy on the sideline was insane. Their resiliency is really amazing. The O-line could have just put their heads down and given up, but they… There were many times they didn’t do that. They stayed conscious and looked at what happened.”