STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania — The Ohio State Buckeyes remain unbeaten and are in the driver’s seat to win the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference.
Ohio State is banned from any postseason bowl games but is still eligible to win the Leaders Division title. Braxton Miller, who left last weekend’s game in an ambulance, was up to his old ways as he ran for 134 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the Buckeyes 35-23 win over Penn State.
Miller becomes the first Buckeyes quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
Ohio State used a 21-point third quarter to put the game away against the Nittany Lions, including a Ryan Shazier 17-yard interception return for a touchdown which gave Ohio State a 14-7 lead.
The Buckeyes extended their lead on two Braxton Miller touchdown runs late in the third quarter. Jake Stoneburner ended any chance of a Penn State comeback when he ran under Miller’s 72-yard pass which went for a touchdown and put Ohio State up 35-16.
Ohio State improves to 9-0 on the season and hosts Illinois next Saturday at Ohio Stadium.