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Comeback! No. 6 Ohio State rallies to beat No. 2 Penn State

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | Oct 29, 2017 7:52 AM
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Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett plays against Penn State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

(Columbus, OH) -- J.T. Barrett hit Marcus Baugh with a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 11 points down in the final five minutes to hand No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday at the Horseshoe in Columbus, Ohio.

Barrett played one of the best games of his career, going 33 for 39 for 328 yards and four touchdown passes, three in the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) were down 35-20.

Penn State led 38-27 with 5:42 left and it looked as if the Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-1) were going to knock the Buckeyes out of the College Football Playoff race and put a firm grip on the Big Ten East. 

Barrett  prevented it by going a perfect 9 for 9 passing for 102-yards and two touchdowns in the final five minutes.

Saquon Barkley returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a Penn State touchdown and added a 36-yard scoring run, but he finished with just 44 yards on 21 carries.

Lions quarterback Trace McSorley threw fopr 192 yards and two touchdowns.

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