The Ohio State Buckeyes entered the third quarter trailing the Penn State Nittany Lions, and that's how they'll enter the final quarter as well. Both teams began with a pair of punts, and then Ohio State got set to drive at 8:52. But Dan Herron was stopped for a loss of five yards, and Penn State's Jordan Hill recovered a fumble, giving them the ball at the OSU 11 yard-line. Penn State picked up some yardage, reached 2nd down twice, got a holding penalty in their favor, and then ended up with a 2nd and goal at the OSU one yard-line.
Michael Zordich was stuffed three times in a row and Penn State decided to go for it at 4th and goal at the one yard-line. Silas Reed was stuffed and Ohio state got a turnover on downs. Ohio State got out of their own endzone, getting to the 35-yard line, but they cough up the ball again, as Carlos Hyde fumbles at the end of an 11-yard rush. Penn State took over, punted, and Ohio State had the ball at the end of the quarter.
The Buckeyes trail 20-14 heading into the fourth quarter.