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WATCH: Penn State roars back with fumble recovery, touchdown against Ohio State

Matt Johnson
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The No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions sat on the brink of an ugly loss to No. 2 Ohio State. While a rushing touchdown by running back Journey Brown made it a 21-7 game, the Nittany Lions desperately needed someone to provide a spark on defense.

Linebacker Micah Parsons delivered one of the best plays of the game. Despite being pushed back by a block, the sophomore found a way to punch the ball out of J.K. Dobbins’ hands. After it bounced around, Nittany Lions safety Lamont Wade scooped it up for the game-changing turnover.

Of course, the Nittany Lions needed to take advantage of the opportunity. Following a quick strike to the one-yard line, freshman quarterback Will Levis punched it in for the touchdown to make it a one-score game.

Penn State turned a 21-0 blowout into a 21-14 game in a matter of minutes to stun the crowd and keep its conference championship hopes alive. One of the most anticipated college football games this season is living up to the hype.