The nation’s longest winning streak continued in a big way on Saturday night, as Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes were able to storm past the Penn State Nittany Lions for a 63-14 win. It was the largest win for Ohio State in history between the two teams.
The Buckeyes advanced to 8-0 on the season, while Urban Meyer became the first coach in NCAA history to have three separate occasions where he was on an unbeaten streak.
For the Buckeyes, their offense reflected it’s dominance by racking up 688 yards of total offense, which ranked as the third-highest in school history.
Once again, running back Carlos Hyde lit up the box score with 147 yards rushing and two touchdowns, with an extra 14 yards on one reception. Braxton Miller led the way through the air for the Buckeyes with 261 yards and two touchdowns. For good measure, Miller added two additional touchdowns on the ground and 68 yards.
The Ohio State defense completely shut down the Nittany Lions and brought freshman sensation Christian Hackenberg back to Earth.
It wasn’t the type of performance that Penn State had hoped for, but it is a huge with for the Buckeyes as they try to prove to the BCS that they deserve the No. 2 ranking and a spot in the national title game.