Ohio State vs. Penn State score update: Buckeyes, Nittany Lions enter halftime tied, 7-7

Kirk Irwin

The stout Nitany Lions defense have held the Buckeyes to one score, while getting a key special teams TD.

After a rigid first quarter, big plays marked the second quarter between Ohio State and Penn State, which sits 7-7 at the half. Mike Hull of Penn State blocked Ben Buchanan's punt, which was recovered in the end zone by Michael Yancich for the game's first score.

Following the special teams gaffe, Ohio State was finally able to sustain a drive, with Carlos Hyde capping off a 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Despite a rushing attack that averages almost 250 yards per game, a stout Penn State defense has held the Buckeyes to 3.6 yards per carry.

Penn State's offense, behind senior quarterback Matthew McGloin, has yet to convert a third down and has just six first downs on the day.

The Nitanny Lions have also committed five penalties for 50 yards, aiding the struggling Buckeyes offense.

Quarterback Braxton Miller leads Ohio State with 59 rushing yards, as well as being 4 of 12 with 45 yards through the air.

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