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Ohio vs Penn State Gamenotes

Sept. 1, 2012

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Ohio 24, Penn State 14

Beaver Stadium

Attendance: 97,186

University Park, Pa.

Sept. 1, 2012

-With the win over Penn State, Ohio claimed its first-ever victory over the Nittany Lions.

-Ohio's win over Penn State gives the Bobcats their seventh win in the last eight games dating back to last season.

-The Bobcats have now posted wins in their last three season openers. The last time Ohio won three straight season-openers was back in the 1976, 77 and 78 seasons.

-Ohio head coach Frank Solich improved to 33-18 all-time in the month of September.

-Ohio's win over Penn State was its first victory over a Big Ten opponent since the Bobcats defeated Illinois back in 2006. Ohio improves to 6-37-1 all-time against Big Ten opponents.

-At the end of the first quarter, Penn State had outgained Ohio 173-52, but the `Cats responded over the next three quarters, outgaining the Nittany Lions 447-173.

-Ohio outgained Penn State 499-352.

-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for a game-high 324 yards to pass former Ohio quarterback Austen Everson for fifth all-time.

-Tettleton's 300-yard passing game was the third of his career.

-Tettleton's two touchdown passes moved him into second place all-time. He needs just nine more touchdown passes to become the school's all-time leader.

-Tettleton completed passes to 10 different receivers.

-Sophomore wide receiver Landon Smith's touchdown reception in the third quarter was his first career touchdown reception.

- Smith totaled a team-high 82 yards receiving.

-Junior running back Beau Blankenship finished with a game-high 109 yards rushing.

-Blankenship also posted a career-high 72 receiving yards.

-Senior Gerald Moore led the way with seven tackles.

-As a team, Ohio forced Penn State into three turnovers.

-Redshirt freshman tight end Troy Hill made his first career start and logged his first career reception.

-Freshman Grant Venham made his first career appearance. Venham first career punt went 53 yards.

-Ohio's matchup with Penn State was broadcast on ESPN. Ohio has played on ESPN 39 times since the start of the 2012 season.