Some of the final statistics (total yardage, turnovers, first downs) were all but identical Saturday night, but not the points on the scoreboard. Here's a look at a few of the statistical disparities in the Nittany Lions' 35-23 loss to Ohio State plus a few season-long trends.
Zach Zwinak and the running game were bottled up by the Buckeyes, amassing just 32 yards on 28 carries.
Receptions this season by wide receiver Allen Robinson
, which is a single-season record for a Penn State sophomore. Bobby Engram
(1993) and Deon Butler (2006) both had 48 catches as sophomores.
Penn State's rushing yards per carry, a figure that ties it for worst in the conference with Illinois.
Rushing yards allowed per carry by Purdue's defense, the 11th-worst mark in the Big Ten.
Penn State's scoring margin in the first quarter through eight games this season.
Penn State's scoring margin in the third quarter through eight games this season.
Total plays, yards and touchdowns allowed by Penn State's defense on Ohio State's first six possessions Saturday night.
Total plays, yards and touchdowns allowed by Penn State's defense on Ohio State's next six possessions.
Passing yards senior quarterback Matt McGloin
needs over the final four games to set the Penn State single-season record. Daryll Clark set it in 13 games in 2009; McGloin could break it in 12.
Penn State's Big Ten ranking in red-zone offense. The Nittany Lions have converted on just 27 of 37 red-zone chances (73 percent) this season, 22 of them for touchdowns.
Catches by sophomore wide receiver Alex Kenney
over the last three games. He had 12 catches over the first five games of the season.