Ohio State: Barrett, Ground Game Powers Past Penn State

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Oct 17, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) hands the ball to the official after catching a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday Superlatives

Player of the Game: J.T. Barrett

We all saw how this team changed with Barrett at quarterback. Four total touchdowns and back to back games with at least three scores, Barrett ended the day 4/4 passing with two touchdowns and 11 carries for 102 yards with 2 scores on the ground. It looks like Barrett has retaken the position that saw him earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.

Play of the Game: J.T. Barrett Touchdown Pass to Michael Thomas

Sure, it was only 6 yards and the game was at hand. But watch how Thomas made this catch with a defender all over him. Watch how Barrett put the ball exactly where it had to be. This play is the way the offense should have been going all year.

Under the Radar Player of the Game: Saquon Barkley

If you knew who this guy was before Saturday’s game, then you deserve some credit. After missing a couple of games with an ankle injury, Barkley returned to go for 194 yards against the top ranked team in the country, including a big 56 yard run. He often made multiple Ohio State defenders miss.

If Penn State has any success this season, it’ll be with Barkley carrying the load to help out the hobbled Christian Hackenberg.

The Win by the Numbers

12: Ezekiel Elliott’s consecutive games with 100 rushing yards after going for 153 yards on 27 carries against Penn State

315: The total rushing yards for Ohio State on the day

4: The number of 20 game win streaks Urban Meyer now has

108,423: The attendance for the “Black Out” at Ohio Stadium, the second largest in Ohio State history.

Next: OSU: Which Spot In The Playoffs Would They Be In Right Now?

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