CJ Stroud lead the Buckeyes to victory over the Nittany Lions on October 29.

Brady Clyde, Sports Writer

The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Penn state Nittany Lions 44-31 on October 29th at Beaver Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd.

The Buckeyes keeps their undefeated record of 8-0, sitting at #2 in the AP poll as they look to be a top team in the college football playoffs.

Penn State’s football team isn’t bad but it also isn’t good enough either as they have had 11 straight consecutive losses to a top 10 opponent.

Coach James Franklin leaving the field has become frustratingly familiar as Penn State tries to find its way back into elite football after the cluster of turnovers.

“I thought we played gutsy and made some big time plays, but obviously you can’t have turnovers,” says Franklin.

C.J Stroud used the win over Penn State to make a true Heisman statement with his 26 completions for 354 yards.

He knew it was going to take four quarters and CJ stepped up in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day says Stroud was “tremendous” with his play and leadership in the fourth quarter.

“He was gutsy in this game and I’m proud of him,” says Day.

Despite C.J. Stroud’s performance, J.T. Tuimoala shined as he had two sacks and two interceptions and one that he returned for a touchdown to seal the victory over Penn State.

The sophomore’s breakout game put his name on the map as he is receiving the hype he deserves.

“This is kind of his coming out party today,” says Day.

Ohio State will look to have bright hopes for the College football Playoffs after defeating a ranked team after many critics said Ohio State is overrated and does not have any strength in their schedule.