20 wins in a row, the best in college football. 686 total yards of offense, the third best in school history. 409 yards of rushing offense against what was considered to be a pretty solid Penn State team.
While it may not be the “signature win” that the Buckeyes will need if they’re going to make a case to beat out Alabama (yeah, right), Florida State or Oregon for a spot in the National Championship Game, tonight’s stylish victory will certainly help set the pace for the weeks ahead. The win was not the Buckeyes best of the year, as they’ve beaten better teams in previous weeks, but several players (Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde to name a few) put together statistical works of art, and gave us much to look forward to as we roll into November.
Miller, Hyde and backup quarterback Kenny Guiton each rushed for two scores (each scoring as many points as the Nittany Lions), while Miller threw for an additional three touchdowns and 252 yards. Philly Brown, Chris Fields and and Dontre Wilson all caught touchdown passes.
You would spend the entire first half of the Browns game if you were to go back and read every single touchdown that was scored, but understand this. The Buckeyes led 28-0 after 20 minutes, carried a 42-7 lead into the half, and ultimately handed the Nittany Lions their worst loss in 114 years.
Urban Meyer said that the Buckeyes mindset was to get a big win against a good team in hopes of boosting their chances in the BCS. However, he mentioned that he’d be disappointed if their focus was to run up the score against the Nittany Lions.
More reactions to this game will be available in the coming hours, and continue to tune in as we give you coverage of former Buckeyes in the pros this afternoon.