September 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM
To begin the half, Ohio produced a steady, 12-play, 82-yard touchdown drive.
Tettleton orchestrated the drive with six completions, and Ohio had three crucial 3rd-down conversions to extend the drive.
After reaching Penn State's 43-yard line, Tettelton inadvertently threw the ball into the chest of defensive lineman, C.J. Olaniyan. The defensive end broke up the pass but was unable to hold onto it for a pick.
On the very next play, safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong came close to an interception as well, but instead deflected the ball directly into Ohio receiver Landon Smith's hands. Smith took it to the house for a 43-yard touchdown reception. This brought the Bobcats to within four at 14-10.
Penn State took over possession on its own 21-yardline and took a promising drive into Bobcat territory after several completions from McGloin.
A defensive pass interference penalty on Jelani Wosely brought the Lions drive to the Ohio 35-yard line. However, after a 5-yard Belton run, McGloin misfired on three plays in a row leading to a turnover on downs for the Lions.
The Bobcats took over at their own 30-yard line and gained 11 plays on the first play of the series with a run from Chase Cochran. Several plays later, Tettleton aired out a beauty to a tightly covered Ryan Clark for a 33-yard pick up. After a 12-yard completion to Blankenship, Tettleton ultimately barreled into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown to give the Bobcats the lead, 17-14.
Penn State's offense took over on its own 20 but, after one first down, was stopped in its tracks at the 40.
Ohio took over after a punt and ended the quarter driving on its own 45-yard line.