Chris Olave moves into second place for all-time Ohio State touchdown receptions

Joe Harrington
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State’s offense has been held in check against Penn State so far as snap infraction penalties, fumbles and a solid Nittany Lions run defense has limited the Buckeyes. 

After scoring at least 52 points in their past four games, the Buckeyes offense has been slowed by No. 20 Penn State. 

Luckily, the Buckeyes have senior receiver Chris Olave on the roster (and senior Jerron Cage).

Olave, one of the best receivers in Ohio State history, continued to climb the OSU record books when he gave the Buckeyes their first lead against Penn State on Saturday. 

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Olave, who passed Cris Carter on the all-time touchdown receptions list on Oct. 2, caught a 38-yard touchdown to give Ohio State a 10-7 lead. It was his 31st touchdown of his career and ninth touchdown of the season.  

He is now just three catches away from tying David Boston, who caught 34 touchdowns from 1996-1998. Olave's 31st catch moves him passed Devin Smith on the all-time list. 

Watch Chris Olave score against Penn State

Up next for Ohio State football: The Nebraska Cornhuskers

Ohio State will travel to Nebraska on Nov. 6 to face the Cornhuskers. It will be Ohio State's fourth road game of the year and second Big Ten West of the season. Ohio State opened the season in Minneapolis with a win over Minnesota in Week 1. 

A game time for the Ohio State-Nebraska game will be announced on Sunday. 

The Buckeyes will face the Cornhuskers at noon, according to a team spokesman. The network is to be determined.

Nebraska lost to Purdue 28-23 on Saturday.

2021 Ohio State Buckeye football schedule

Here is a look at the Ohio State schedule. 

  • Sept. 2: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31
  • Sept. 11: Oregon 35, Ohio State 28
  • Sept. 18: Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20
  • Sept. 25: Ohio State 59, Akron 7
  • Oct. 2: Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13
  • Oct. 9: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
  • Oct. 23: Ohio State 54, Indiana 7
  • Oct. 30: Ohio State 33, Penn State 24
  • Nov. 6: at Nebraska, noon
  • Nov. 13: Purdue, TBA
  • Nov. 20: Michigan State, TBA
  • Nov. 27: at Michigan, 12 p.m., FOX

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