As The Ohio State Buckeyes travelled to Happy Valley, the Ohio State offense looked to be on their heels for the first half of the game. As the run game wasn't being established nearly as good as they wanted and the pass game had a couple breakthroughs here and there but nothing looked like the Buckeye offense we all know. But the defense was showing up and that's what makes Ohio State such a deadly team. They are balanced. If one side of the ball can't show up, the other will. The offense was slow to get started in the first half so defense had to stand up and they did just that behind the defensive SHOW put on by J.T. Tuimoloau. Tuimoloau had 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 2 interceptions, and one of those he ran back for six! That game was easily the single best defensive performance that I've ever watched and some are saying the best in Ohio State history because that stat line is insane. CJ Stroud seemed to have a slow day but looking at his stats he played amazing, only having one touchdown through the air but throwing the ball for 354 yards and no interceptions is a pretty good day. As most of us know Miyan Williams had to leave the game due to an injury but TreVeyon Henderson stepped up well with two massive touchdowns that propelled the Bucks to victory. Marvin Harrison looked good as always even though he didn't find the end zone he did have 10 catches for 185 yards on the day. Cade Stover was a huge receiver for Stroud in Saturday's game and he looked like Baby Gronk out there with his 6 receptions, 78 yards, and a grown man touchdown run breaking not one, not two, but THREE tackles before stumbling into the end zone to extend Ohio State's lead late in the game. Once all cylinders started firing for the Buckeyes they looked unstoppable, in the second half the offensive side stormed for the comeback and the defense gave up only two touchdowns (one being a garbage time touchown) to Penn State. Ohio State left Penn State with the 44-31 victory, leaving the Valley, not so "Happy" after all. Ohio State now focuses their attention to their next game where they will take on the Wildcats of Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois on Saturday November 5th at 12:00pm.
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