GUS JOHNSON: Nuernberger will send it away. Ohio State-Penn State, and we're underway from Columbus. Barkley from inside his own 5. Barkley with a lane. Barkley with a burst! Barkley down the sideline! Saquon Barkley runs the opening kick 97 yards! Touchdown, Nittany Lions! No flags. Special teams has been a problem for Urban Meyer dating back to last year and all this season.
JOEL: And one of the biggest issues on special teams has been this kickoff unit. Urban Meyer got to be sick to his stomach.
GUS JOHNSON: McSorley lobs it in the corner. Touchdown, Nittany Lions! DaeSean Hamilton!
PA ANNOUNCER: A 13-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley to DaeSean Hamilton.
GUS JOHNSON: And Penn State, with 11:36 to play in the first quarter, goes up 13-0.
JOEL: And Ohio State even tried to create the matchup. Damon Arnette--
GUS JOHNSON: Barkley. Barkley breaks it up. Barkley's going to get a block. McSorley in front of him. Touchdown, Nittany Lions. 36 yards.
JOEL: They're going to be slanting the defense. And as this player comes, the defensive end, watch Gesicki--
GUS JOHNSON: Barrett to throw it. Barrett in the end zone. Touchdown, Buckeyes! McLaurin.
JOEL: I thought the route was really made by Baugh. He's going to go up, and then McLaurin is going to actually come to the inside. And as McLaurin comes to the inside, the defense clears out. Barrett gives him a perfect ball right on the facemask.
GUS JOHNSON: Barkley in the backfield. McSorley follows him, gets outside. Touchdown, Nittany Lions!
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And Penn State takes a 27 to 10 lead with 8:06 to play in the second quarter.
JOEL: Well, McSorley gets the edge. And the athletic quarterback dives for the pylon, able to get it just inside.
GUS JOHNSON: They give it to him. Touchdown, Ohio State.
McSorley fires a deep ball down the field. Intercepted, Ohio State!
Led by their spectacular quarterback, JT Barrett, the final score from Columbus, 39-38.
[INAUDIBLE] minutes remaining on the clock. They played clean, Joel.
JOEL: They did. They had to, and they did. Their defense was spectacular.
- I'll let you enjoy this in a sec, but you completed 16 passes in a row, three touchdown in the fourth quarter. You put this team on your back. How did you do it?
- No, I mean, I just did my job. That's what they talked about all year, and even since I been here, everybody do their job, we're going to be winners. So I just did my job, and just try to play my best for the team.
- There was emotion on the sideline. I saw some tears from some of your teammates. Tell me about the fight you saw from your guys tonight.
- Yeah, I mean, it didn't look good early. I mean, let's be honest. So with that, you just kept on fighting. And then, it took everybody's last ounce to get this win. And I love those guys in that locker room.