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Photos: Ohio State claims Big Ten East in ugly win over Penn State

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Ryan Day was all smiles following the Buckeyes 28-17 win over Penn State. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Photos: Ohio State claims Big Ten East in ugly win over Penn State

COLUMBUS — With everything on the line, Ohio State didn’t play its best game of the season but managed to knock off No. 8-ranked Penn State 28-17 behind the hard-running style of J.K. Dobbin and an aggressive defense that was buoyed by the return of All-American defensive end Chase Young.

Dobbins carried the ball a season-high 36 times — and Justin Fields toted the rock 21 times as well — and the Buckeyes jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first series of the second half.

Things changed quickly though as Dobbins and Fields each put the ball on the ground in consecutive possessions and allowed the Nittany Lions to get back in the game behind backup quarterback Will Levis, who helped Penn State put up 17 straight points to bring the score to 21-17.

Then Young, in his first game back from a two-game NCAA suspension, took over. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman turned up the heat on Levis and the rest of the Buckeyes defense followed, swallowing up any hopes of a Nittany Lions comeback.

Check out the photos from Senior Day in Columbus below and head on over to our YouTube page to see videos, including feedback from Ryan Day, a handful of players and the reaction from our staff.

Check out the photos below.

2019 -- Week 13, Penn State -- Nov. 23, 2019

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[cue the mantra] “they held us every play….” Not near as much as Ryan Day held our ‘passing game’. Not near as much as Coach Day has chosen to ‘run left and right’ into the interior line to start our last several games, and even more this last one. Coach ‘had a Woody’ as the standard of a tactician became a facade. We played to a tradition, instead of a standard. To our Defense: our reality is the rest this season… is now on you. The question is not who or what will ‘hold you every play’… it is if… Read more »

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I do not believe the Penn State victory was an ugly win! True the Bucks had a 3-5 minute total lapse but we out played the Lions the rest of the way. Double digit win is not that bad.


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for and and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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