September 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM
One team. One loss.
Using a pass-heavy attack, Penn State raced out to a 14-3 lead against Ohio on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but the Bobcats rallied with two third quarter touchdowns to take a 17-14 lead into the fourth quarter.
A 5-yard touchdown pass from Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton Dontae Foster with 2:55 left in the game proved to be the dagger as the Nittany Lions failed to get on the board in the second half and fell, 24-14. New Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was denied a win in his first game as the program's leader.
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin finished with 260 yards, an interception and two touchdowns on 27-48 passing. Wide receiver Allen Robinson led all receivers with 97 yards on nine catches and Bill Belton finished as the Lions' leading rusher with 53 yards on 13 carries.
The Bobcats' Tyler Tettleton was the offensive star for Ohio, finishing with 324 yards and two touchdowns on 31-41 passing. He also had 47 yards and a score on the ground. Beau Blankenship paced Ohio's rushing attack with 109 yards on 31 carries. Blankenship was also Ohio's leading receiver with 72 yards on seven receptions.
For a full game recap, check back with The Daily Collegian later this afternoon.