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Again: Ohio State 38, Penn State 25

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Yup.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Like last week, there are a lot of things that can be said. But the bottom line is that Penn State wasn’t good enough tonight. The defense didn’t make enough stops; giving up 41 points. Meanwhile the offense, despite the 25 points, had trouble throughout the night. Penn State only had eight carries with a running back — all eight going to Devyn Ford — for a total of 36 yards.

The lack of atmosphere clearly affected Penn State. There were multiple occasions where if a full 110,000 Whiteout crowd was there, the game would have gone differently.

But here’s the thing: this is the case for every Big Ten team. No crowds. Penn State has no excuses tonight. Once again, for the fourth consecutive season, Ohio State was the better team. Bitter pill to swallow for a Penn State program but that’s the truth.

The Nittany Lions will aim to go for win No. 1 on the 2020 season when it kicks off at 3:30 p.m. against Maryland next Saturday.