Ohio State's 27-26 Win over Penn State in 16 Spectacular GIFs

By 11W Staff on September 30, 2018 at 8:35 am

It was another epic game between Ohio State and Penn State as the No. 4 Buckeyes rallied to beat the No. 9 Nittany Lions, 27-26.

These 16 GIFs tell the story of the game. To view the GIFs, hover on desktop or touch on your mobile device. If you're having trouble viewing the GIFs, click the link under each image to view them in a new window.

Let's start things off with this ridiculous catch from Penn State's Juwan Johnson. For his effort, Johnson's catch was named SportsCenter's top play, but someone on Twitter insisted it was routine.

The Nittany Lions would cash in a few plays later with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

The first quarter and early moments of the second quarter were all about three-and-outs for Ohio State as the Buckeyes struggled to get anything going on offense. Here's a rare drive that did not end in a three-and-out. Instead, it ended with a Dwayne Haskins interception which really wasn't his fault.

Up 6-0, Penn State found the end zone midway through the second quarter on this 93-yard catch and run from K.J. Hamler. It's the longest touchdown pass Ohio State has ever surrendered in 129 years of playing football. Two weeks after giving up a 93-yard touchdown run against TCU.

In the waning minutes of the second quarter, Ohio State got a spark when linebacker Tuf Borland forced a Miles Sander fumble. Dre'Mont Jones scooped the ball up for the Buckeyes and they were in business at the Penn State 25, down 13-0.

Two plays later, the Buckeyes capitalized as Haskins found J.K. Dobbins for a screen and the running back took it 26 yards for a touchdown to cut the Penn State lead to six.

Down 13-7, Ohio State came out on fire on the opening drive of the third quarter. Here's K.J. Hill making a nifty one-handed grab before juking safety Nick Scott. Seriously, Nick, just skip film session.

On the very next play, Dobbins punched it in from the four, giving Ohio State its first lead of the game, 14-13.

Penn State would struggle to move the ball in the third quarter and one fan wasn't having it.

Minutes later, that fan would be even more upset as Chase Young broke up a pass on a key 4th-and-1 for Penn State at the Ohio State 24.

Alas, Penn State would add a touchdown on their first drive of the fourth quarter to take a 20-14 lead. On Ohio State's ensuing possession, the Buckeyes drove to the Penn State 48, but turned it over on downs when Haskins was stuffed short of the marker on 4th-and-1.

Penn State would score again on their next possession to make it 26-14. Things were looking bleak for Ohio State.

With eight minutes remaining in the game, however, Binjimen Victor gave the Buckeyes life when he high-pointed this Haskins pass and raced 47 yards to cut the Nittany Lions' lead to five. Urban Meyer would highlight the play as the turning point in the game.

The Buckeyes forced a Penn State punt and took over at their own four with 4:35 to play. Haskins hit Dobbins for a 35-yard screen to get things moving and then capped the 96-yard drive with this 24-yard touchdown toss to K.J. Hill to give Ohio State a 27-26 lead.

Here's another look at Hill putting in work on the play (and his buddies Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin laying down excellent blocks).

With time running out and needing a score, Penn State advanced to the Ohio State 43, but faced a 4th-and-5. Instead of giving Trace McSorley, who had torched the Buckeyes to the tune of 461 yards, a chance to make a play, the ball went to running back Miles Sanders.

Chase Young took care of the rest.

Here's another look at Young ending Penn State.

Penn State coach James Franklin's reaction said it all. The Buckeyes would escape Happy Valley with a 27-26 win over No. 9 Penn State.

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