Penn State vs. Ohio State: Inside the numbers

Oct. 30—Player of the game

DE J.T. Tuimoloau, Ohio State

It's rare to see a defensive lineman dominate a game in as many facets as Tuimoloau did, but he was inarguably the best player on the field. He had six tackles and two sacks, but he also intercepted two passes — one of which he returned for a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter — and batted up another pass that was intercepted by fellow defensive end Zach Harrison in the first quarter. He also forced a fumble and a strip sack, and recovered it, to set up a decisive Ohio State score in the fourth quarter.

Game balls

WR Parker Washington, Penn State: The junior receiver had his best career game, grabbing 11 receptions for 179 yards and a 58-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown that got the Nittany Lions rolling after a 10-0 deficit.

WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State: Big-time players. Big-time games. The sophomore dominated the Nittany Lions secondary, catching 10 passes for 185 yards.

QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State: He's a Heisman candidate for a reason. Stroud threw for 354 yards and a touchdown, but most importantly, didn't turn the ball over as the Buckeyes stormed back.

By the numbers

1: FBS player, this century, with 2 INTs, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the same game; Ohio State DE J.T. Tuimoloau, who did it Saturday against Penn State.

21: Points scored by Ohio State off four Nittany Lions turnovers.

28: Points scored by Ohio State in the final 9 minutes, 26 seconds of the fourth quarter.

482: Total yards for Penn State, its most against Ohio State since 2018.

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