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Happy Victory Monday, Buckeye fans! Let’s check in on our friends up north...

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Ohio State tight end target sets up commitment date

Charles Doss, LGHL

Based on our recruiting crew’s discussion in the LGHL Slack channel, I am led to believe that Ohio State is about to earn a commitment from every last top 2022 prospect in America.

Column: The Penn State victory was great, despite what y’all think

Matt Tamanini, LGHL

If you’re telling fans to not be mad after a win, are you really an Ohio State blog?

Game Day Twitter round up: Ohio State vs. Penn State

Tia Johnston, LGHL

There is quite frankly nothing I love more than perusing Twitter on a college football Saturday. If you’re in need of a good laugh in the midst of all the election madness, check out my round up of all of the best, most hilarious tweets related to Ohio State’s win vs. Penn State.

What we learned in Ohio State’s 38-25 road victory over Penn State

Gene Ross, LGHL

And here’s what we learned from said win, which is all more or less positive but obviously we had to get a little nit-picky.

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Podcast: Uncut audio from Fields, Cooper, Day, Ruckert on Penn State victory

Matt Tamanini, LGHL

Podcast: ‘Hangout in the Holy Land’ recaps the Penn State game

Gene Ross and George Eisner, LGHL

And if Gene’s written analysis wasn’t enough, you can listen to the Buckeyes’ and/or Gene and George’s recaps of Saturday’s game, both of which are in our podcast library. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

Players of the week...

Ohio State named its champions from the Penn State game, which The Athletic’s Bill Landis summed up in less than ten words.

Chris Olave was named Player of the Game for his seven receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai was named Defensive Player of the Game for his seven tackles, three assists and three sacks.

And last but not least, sophomore linebacker Cade Stover’s tackle on kickoff and knockdown on punt return earned him Special Teams Player of the Game honors.

Moving onto the conference’s accolades, Justin Fields is this week’s Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (sharing the honor with Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailo).

Fields was 28 of 34 for 318 yards and four TDs on Saturday. Nebraska game included, Fields connected on 16 consecutive passes to tie the all-time school record.

His performance also helped him surpass Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence in the Heisman Trophy race. With Lawrence sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, his odds have fallen from -120 entering the weekend to +250 now. Fields is now at +150 odds, but still doesn’t lead the way. Alabama QB Mac Jones moved from +600 entering the weekend to +125 now.

And this stat is just bananas.

Ohio State’s Defensive Player of the Game was also names the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week. Time to learn this guy’s name, people.

We’re still not done! Defensive end Jonathon Cooper, who had the best performance of his career on Saturday, was this week’s Reese’s Senior Bowl co-Senior of the Week on Defense.

Worth noting...

Big Ten released its schedule for Week 4. Ohio State and Maryland will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Side note: Why am I most excited to watch Indiana vs. Michigan State? How did we get here?

It just means more.

This made me laugh out loud...

I’ve watched this 15 times.