Is Penn State a rival?
Honest question. Because I know the joke is that they aren't, and the Buckeyes have had pretty consistent success against the Nittany Lions as of late but: the joke is actually funnier if they actually are a rival, and who haven't the Buckeyes had consistent success against in the Big Ten (don't answer that, Boilermakers)?
I'm okay with us finally recognizing Penn State as an Official Rival, mostly because Michigan has done nothing in the past two decades to hold up their end of the Greatest Rivalry In Sports (TM) and apparently you jerks aren't willing to get as excited about Illibuck as I do. But being an Ohio State rival comes with some responsibilities, and one of those is losing to the Buckeyes on a consistent basis.
Good start, Penn State!
Great team win, back to the lab!— Tyreke Smith (@T_23_baller) October 31, 2021
Buckeye Nation you guys showed out tonight Much love— Javontae Jean-Baptiste (@Javontae_JB) October 31, 2021
All glory and praise to my Lord and savior.— Al Washington (@CoachWash56) October 31, 2021
Love brotha https://t.co/VBckLmTVD4— Cameron Brown (@luh_cam_) October 31, 2021
Thats the wake up call OSU needed. Penn st aint sweet. They coming off a loss so their going to play hard— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) October 31, 2021
Know who Im rocking with pic.twitter.com/PZ8W6WWoMk— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) October 30, 2021
#GoBucks great win fellas!— Devin Smith (@dsmithosu) October 31, 2021
Its always a great night when Ohio State wins.— Jeff Okudah (@jeffokudah) October 31, 2021
THIS IS COOL AS HELL
Today is a wonderful opp for me to put things in perspective.— Pittsburgh Lion (@PittsburghLion) October 30, 2021
THANK YOU to ALL my doctors/nurses (so many went to OSU).
(big thanks to my sister for making me the awesome sign)#OhioState #PennState pic.twitter.com/yOQJLOq7nQ
Stroud Olave— ESPN (@espn) October 31, 2021
38 yards for the score pic.twitter.com/XEM3MTq1di
As called on Ohio State radio: pic.twitter.com/3czI6BWcPw— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 31, 2021
This place looks cool when fans bring out their lights. pic.twitter.com/EFK9Mrkwg7— Garrick Hodge (@Garrick_Hodge) October 31, 2021
Jerron Cage with the scoop and score, Buckeyes up 17-7. pic.twitter.com/HQSfCenkze— Kyle Robertson (@KRobPhoto) October 31, 2021
Ohio States marching band is performing a Sesame Street-themed halftime show and put Michigan in Oscar the Grouchs trash can: pic.twitter.com/uSEScIHTA0— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) October 31, 2021
Ryan Day's life flashed before his eyes on that field goal attempt pic.twitter.com/Uetgxxz4Y2— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 31, 2021
A field rush? A field rush. CJ Stroud somewhere in there. pic.twitter.com/Wh4sT2s6Kf— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 31, 2021
Next week the Buckeyes travel to the plains to take on Nebraska in Lincoln, which I'm hoping will throw a little dirt on the Scott Frost head coaching tenure with the Huskers. See you then.