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Ohio State 38, Penn State 25: What Twitter Had To Say

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Let’s delve into what Twitter had to say about Penn State’s 38-25 loss against Ohio State on Saturday night

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As kick off approached, we were reminded approximately one million times that this was not a normal White Out. This certainly elicted some emotion on the Twitter machine.

As the game began, the Buckeye offensive machine started to roll. The first play of the game nearly went for a 75-yard touchdown run. Two plays later they were in the end zone, and this was a sign of things to come. These things to come included poor tackling, head scratching coaching decisions, and a lack of timeout usage, among other things. This led to plenty of doom and gloom, including from yours truly, on Penn State Twitter.

The lone first half highlights for Penn State involved... field goals! After going 0/3 on field goals last week, Jake Pinegar and Jordan Stout each connected on a first half field goal. This included a 50-yard kick by Stout as time expired. Ohio State also missed a field goal from inside the 10, which may have been the most celebrated missed field goal that did not end a game in football history.

Oh, Antonio Shelton had a first half sack. This was also something worth celebrating, as it was cool to see the Ohio kid who was not offered by the Buckeyes get a big sack against his home state squad in his final match up against them.

To start the second half, Penn State rode the momentum of the first half ending field goal. After completing just two passes in the first half, Sean Clifford went 5/5 on the opening drive of the second half. This included a touchdown pass to Jahan Dotson that cut the Ohio State lead to 21-13.

Dotson’s big night was far from over. Early in the 4th quarter he made back-to-back circus catches. This included an incredible one handed catch for a 21-yard touchdown.

Dotson finsihed the night with 8 receptions for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns. Saturday night was a coming out party for Dotson.

When the dust settled, Penn State was 38-25 losers. This loss made the Nittany Lions 0-2 for the first time since 2012 and 0-2 in Big Ten play for the first time since 2010. This left many fans unhappy.

However, there was also some optimism to go around. This optimism is not totally unfound, either, with young players such as Dotson, Parker Washington, KeAndre Lambert-Smith, Joey Porter Jr., Hakeem Beamon, and Brandon Smith, among others, continuing to flash good things.

Next up for the Nittany Lions is a game against Maryland next Saturday that they should win. If things do not go as according to plan against the Terps... well, let’s just say things could get REAL ugly in Happy Valley.