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Published: Saturday, 10/26/2013 - Updated: 8 months ago

Penn State at No. 4 Ohio State, 8 p.m.

Penn State at No. 4 Ohio State

■ Time: 8 p.m.

■ Records: PSU 4-2, 1-1 Big Ten; OSU 7-0, 3-0

■ TV: 13

■ Radio: 106.5

■ Series: OSU leads series 15-13

■ Favorite: OSU by 15

■ Notes: The Buckeyes are looking to extend their national-best winning streak to 20 games. ... Penn State is OSU’s third straight opponent that will be coming off a bye. The Nittany Lions were last seen rallying to beat Michigan in four overtimes Oct. 12 at Beaver Stadium. ... The Buckeyes have won six straight night games and are 9-3 in primetime at Ohio Stadium. Their home losses under the lights came to Texas in 2005, Penn State in 2008, and Southern California in 2009. ... Ohio State’s rushing defense is seventh nationally (92.4 yards per game) and has not allowed a run of 20 or more yards this season. Its pass defense is another story. Ranked 80th in the country, the Buckeyes will have their hands full with Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The true freshman leads the Big Ten in passing yards per game (279), throwing for 1,672 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions in six starts this season. ... Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller, meanwhile, returned to old form against Iowa last weekend, turning in his school-record seventh career game with at least 300 yards of total offense. ... Senior tailback Carlos Hyde has run for 402 yards and five TDs in three conference games, pacing a Buckeyes’ offense that ranks 11th nationally with 279.6 rushing yards per game this season.



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