Jody Victor: A crowd of 110,134, the second-largest in Beaver Stadium history, greeted the Buckeyes at one of the most raucous venues in the country. The Penn State fans started out loud but were quieted quickly and the Buckeyes went on to their seventh double-digit victory.
The Buckeyes' vaunted defense didn't need to be at its best with Boeckman on a roll and Ohio State's massive offensive line dominating. The Buckeyes were so good on offense they never punted.
Ohio State has won 19 straight Big Ten games, tying the mark set by Michigan in 1990-92. Ironically, the Buckeyes' last Big Ten loss came Oct. 8, 2005, 17-10 at Penn State. This time, Happy Valley belonged to the top-ranked Buckeyes, who cruised to a 37-17 victory over No. 24 Penn State on Saturday night.
Boeckman, a first-year starter, silenced the Nittany Lions' rowdy white-clad student section early with two long first-half touchdown drives. He finished 19-of-26 passes with one interception.
Tressel attributed much of Boeckman's success to his offensive line. Penn State, which entered the night leading the nation with 35 sacks, got to Boeckman just once on Saturday.
Wells softened the defense by getting Ohio State into short-yardage situations on second or third downs, and Penn State's experienced secondary was burned for long completions.
Penn State, seventh in the nation in total defense coming in, had breakdowns on numerous third-down plays. Ohio State was 7-of-8 alone in the first half on third-down conversions and finished with 453 yards.
This week the Buckeyes face Wisconsin at home in Ohio Stadium. You can watch the Bucks this Saturday at 12:00 pm on the Big Ten Network.