Ahead of an annual marquee competition, a promising season in Pennsylvania appears to have been derailed, while Ohio’s worrisome start seems like a distant memory.
The Buckeyes are fifth in the recent AP Top 25 and Coaches poll, winning five times in a row after starting the season 1-1. They had defensive issues early on, but only scored 44 points in their last four games; They beat opponents by 47 points per game. Meanwhile, Penn State started 5-0, but fell stark and fast, losing to Iowa 23-20 without a healthy Sean Clifford, then losing to unseeded Illinois 20-18 in an additional nine times in Week 8.
Clifford is expected to be close, if not 100 percent, to the Nittany Lions, but he may not be enough to tackle Ohio State’s offense, which includes quarterback CJ Stroud, receivers Chris Olaf and Garrett Wilson and back to TreVeyon Henderson. The Nittany Lions also don’t have a history on their side: James Franklin hasn’t beaten Ohio State since 2016, and Pennsylvania State hasn’t won Columbus since 2011.
Ohio State won last year’s meet 38-25 at Beaver Stadium, and it will look to continue its dominance over longtime opponent the Big Ten in a game that has potential implications for College Football Playoff.
Sports News tracks live score updates and highlights from Ohio State vs Pennsylvania on Saturday. Stay tuned for full scores from the 2021 Big Ten competition game.
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Ohio vs Pennsylvania live updates, rivalry game highlights of 2021
8:46 pm: Washington 5 captures and Nittany Lions cross the midfield to OSU 43.
8:45 pm: Penn State turns third and long, finding Washington for 13 yards and easy to get off first. Nittany Lions is approaching the midfield.
8:41 pm: He’s fast in third and seventh after big wins in Washington and Penn State call for a second timeout from the half.
8:40 pm: It’s a 25-yard gain for Penn State as he hits Clifford Parker Washington for the profit.
8:36 pm: TreVeyon Henderson’s problems persist. He gulped in third and OSU kicks it away to the Pennsylvania State line 11 yards.
8:35 pm: Another penalty for a surprise foul on the Buckeyes. Second-and-11 complete pass to Smith-Njigba for 9 yards to Penn State 45.
8:31 pm: Stroud completes a pass to Meanne Williams for 12 passes that were originally a flop. The call was cancelled and the Buckeyes finished first and tenth out of 47.
8:29 pm: Ohio State’s entire offensive line is called up for a false start to start the second quarter.
End of first quarter: Pennsylvania State 7, Ohio State 3
8:25 pm: The Buckeyes will start in the second quarter looking at third and seventh place out of 21.
8:23 pm: Ohio State is looking to finish third and second after the race from Maine Williams, but the Buckeyes were injured for a surprise foul and went back 5 yards to finish the first quarter.
8:21 pm: Penn State goes three times in a row after a field goal. Nittany Lions toss it away and Ohio State takes charge at 18 on its own.
8:20 pm: Adel Jon Lovett catches the ball and will take over Penn State.
8:18 pm: Field Target Ohio. Noah Ruggles splits the rolls from 35 yards out. Pennsylvania State 7, Ohio State 3 With 2:02 remaining in the first quarter.
8:17 pm: Ryan Day sends out a field target unit while Stroud sails one over Wilson’s head. Fourth and 13th of 18 sets a 35-yard field goal.
8:16 pm: In second and thirteenth, Penn State is putting pressure on and Stroud has to get rid of her. Third and 13th of Pennsylvania 18th of Ohio.
8:13 pm: Ohio State is called for a false start, as second and thirteenth places are called Penn State 18. James Franklin calls a defense timeout, a first in Pennsylvania.
8:11 pm: Wilson again, this time for 19 yards and OSU inside the red.
8:10 pm: Penn State received an unnecessary rough call after Joey Porter delivered a late blow to Garrett Wilson. The first and tenth family Buckeyes from Pennsylvania 34.
8:09 pm: Stroud hits Jaxon Smith-Njigba for 11 yards and a first touchdown.
8:07 pm: DC Brent Bray at Penn State is pressing the pressure early. Nittany Lions defensive line TreVeyon Henderson leaks as he swallows for loss.
8:06 pm: Ohio State will take over from its own 25th place after Pennsylvania’s relegation.
8:02 pm: TOUCHDOWN PENN STATE. Clifford Strange hits over the top in a 5-yard TD, 13-game Penn State hat, 89 yards drive to get out front early. Pennsylvania State 7, Ohio State 0 With 6:08 remaining in the first.
8:01 pm: Keyvone Lee is the accelerator this time, taking 11 yards to OSU 5 and putting Penn State in a good position to strike early.
20:00: Parker Washington pulls 32 yards out of the hole and puts in some great moves for great yardage. First down Pennsylvania at OSU 16.
7:59 pm: Clifford goes into the air again, hitting KeAndre Lambert-Smith for 16 yards to OSU 48.
7:58 pm: He’s Lovett again off the field and got a 2 on his first defeat.
7:57 PM: Clifford’s first game pass attempt was completed for the Brenton Strange Court End of 8. 3rd and 1st of Pennsylvania 31st.
7:56 pm: Lovett follows with a 5 yard run and Clifford holds it for the first time.
7:55 pm: Penn State chooses to go with Jon Lovett for run after run, gaining 4 yards.
7:51 pm: Three Pennsylvania Defense Forces came out. It’s fourth and seventh from Pennsylvania 48. Nittany Lions take charge on their own.
7:50 pm: Stroud hits Wilson again for another big gain, that’s for 12 yards. Ohio is going early.
7:48 pm: Both teams falter, as OSU pushes off Sean Clifford, who loses the ball. The Buckeyes take charge of 47.
7:47 PM: Pennsylvania is forced into confusion on a hunt by Jeremy Ruckert and takes over in Ohio 46.
7:46 pm: Ohio State’s first play from the melee is an 11-yard pass from CJ Stroud to Garrett Wilson.
7:44 pm: Pennsylvania wins by throwing and postponing. Ohio State will start the game on the 25th.
7:39 pm: Both teams took the field, with the match kicking off soon. Ohio opens as the 20.5 best home run.
Ohio vs Pennsylvania start time
- Starting: 7:30 PM ET | 4:30 PM Pacific Time
- TV channel (national): ABC
- Live broadcast: Watch the ESPN app, fuboTV
The Ohio State v Penn State game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
This match between the 10 major powers will be broadcast on ABC. Former State College resident Chris Fowler will take over play-by-play with former Buckeyes quarterback Kirk Herbstreet, who will join him as an analyst. The two will accompany Holly Roe in reporting from the sidelines.
College football schedule week 9
|Game||time (Eastern time)||TV channel|
|No. 2 Cincinnati in Tulane||the noon||ESPN2, fuboTV|
|No. 6 Michigan in No. 8 Michigan State||the noon||Fox fuboTV|
|No. 9 Iowa in Wisconsin||the noon||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Texas at No. 16 Baylor||the noon||ABC, fuboTV|
|Miami at number 17||the noon||ACC network, fuboTV|
|No. 22 Iowa in West Virginia||2 pm||Big 12 / ESPN +|
|No. 1 Georgia in Florida||3:30 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Texas Tech is at No. 4 in Oklahoma||3:30 pm||ABC, fuboTV|
|Colorado in No. 7 Oregon||3:30 pm||Fox fuboTV|
|Duke at No. 13 Wake Forest||4 pm||ACCN, fuboTV|
|No. 10 Olly Miss at No. 18 Auburn||7 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
|No. 12 Kentucky in Mississippi||7 pm||SEC network, fuboTV|
|Kansas is in the 15th state of Oklahoma||7 pm||Fox Sports 1, fuboTV|
|No. 19 SMU in Houston||7 pm||ESPN2, fuboTV|
|No. 20 Pennsylvania at No. 5 Ohio||7:30 PM||ABC, fuboTV|
|North Carolina at No. 11 Notre Dame||7:30 PM||NBC, Peacock fuboTV|
|Virginia at No. 25 BYU||10:15 pm||ESPN2, fuboTV|
|Fresno is at No. 21 San Diego State||10:30 pm||CBS Sports Network, fuboTV|