Penn State vs. Ohio State - Notes

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Nov. 20, 2011

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- Penn State has clinched no worse than a tie for the Big Ten Leaders Division title with a 6-1 mark (9-2 overall).

- The Nittany Lions have won at least six Big Ten games for the third time in the last four years and eighth time overall since 1993.

- Penn State is 67-21 (76.1) since 2005, tied with Oregon for the nation's No. 11 winning pct. over the last seven seasons.

- Penn State has won two if its last three games in Ohio Stadium. Ohio State leads the series, 14-13.

- The higher ranked team has won 19 of the last 21 games in the Penn State-Ohio State series.

- Penn State is 4-0 on the road this season and has a 14-4 regular season record away from Beaver Stadium the past four seasons. Penn State is 12-3 in Big Ten road games since the start of the 2008 season.

- Penn State is 7-1 in games decided by 10 points or less this season and 5-1 in games decided by seven points or less. The Nittany Lions have won seven games by 10 points or less for the first time since 1985

- All seven of Penn State's Big Ten games have been decided by 10 points or less. In the 116-year history of the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions were the first team to win five consecutive conference games by 10 points or less.

- Penn State is 16-3 in the next game after a loss since the 2005 season.

DEFENSE

- Penn State has held 9 of 11 opponents to 18 points or less this season.

- Penn State defense remains in the Top 10 nationally in Scoring (3rd, 13.0 ppg), Total (8th, 287.4 ypg), Pass (6th, 160.0 ypg) & Pass Efficiency (4th, 96.33 rating)

- Penn State is No. 3 in scoring defense at 13.0 ppg, having allowed 16 touchdowns. Alabama (10) and LSU (11) are the only teams that have allowed fewer TD nationally.

- Penn State has forced multiple turnovers in 8 of 11 games this season (25 total).
- Penn State's defense has allowed a total of 23 points in the third quarter this season, an average of 2.1 points per game.

- DE Jack Crawford set a career single game high with two sacks. He now has 5.5 for the season.
- LB Glenn Carson tied his career-high with 11 tackles (6 solo) and forced a fumble

- DT Jordan Hill recorded his team-high third fumble recovery of the season.

- Saf Nick Sukay made his second fumble recovery of the season.

OFFENSE

- Penn State ran for 239 yards (6.1 avg), its second-highest total of the season (245 vs. ISU).

- PennState delivered 3 of its 4 longest rushes of the season vs. OSU, by 3 different players (Silas Redd, 42 yds; Stephfon Green, 39 yds; & Curtis Drake, 38 yds)

- Penn State's 20 points were the most it has scored in Ohio Stadium since 1964 (27-0 win over No. 2 OSU), a stretch of 11 games.

- Penn State scored on its first three possessions (TD, FG, TD) for the first time this season.

- The Nittany Lions did not allow a sack and lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed (12 in 11 games).

- Silas Redd's 42-yard run in the second quarter tied for Penn State's longest rush of the season. Redd also had a 42-yarder versus Northwestern.

- Penn State's first two touchdowns drives were 80-plus yards in distance (80, 81) and each took 2:33 or less (2:20, 2:33).

- Stephfon Green's 39-yard scoring rush on Penn State's opening drive was his longest carry of the year and the team's third-longest of the season.

- Stephfon Green scored two rushing touchdowns in a game for the third time in his career. He has scored a combined four touchdowns in the last two games, totaling two in two straight games.

- Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Curtis Drake's 38-yard rush in the second quarter was a career long.
- True freshman wide receiver Bill Belton had his first career rush in the first quarter, gaining two yards from the Wildcat formation. He finished the day with four carries for 15 yards.

SPECIAL TEAMS

- Anthony Fera's 46-yard field goal late in the second quarter, which gave Penn State a 10-0 lead, was a career long. He also had a 43-yarder in the first quarter, which was then a career high.

- Lou Groza Award semifinalist Anthony Fera is 14 of 17 (82%) on FG this season. He is No. 2 in the Big Ten in FG made and FG pact

- Penn State will play No. 13 Wisconsin (9-2, 5-2) in the regular season finale Saturday in Madison with the Leaders Division title and a berth in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game vs. Michigan State at stake. The game will kick at 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

 

 

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