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Brandon Graham, Malcolm Jenkins argue over Michigan-OSU game

Brandon Graham, Malcolm Jenkins argue over Michigan-OSU game

The anticipation of Saturday's matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan has not escaped the Eagles' locker room.

Earlier this week, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, who played his college ball at Michigan, got caught in some trash talk with Browns' wide receiver Terrell Pryor, a former Buckeye. Now, Graham is jawing with teammate Malcolm Jenkins, another Ohio State product. Graham and Jenkins actually played against each other in the rivalry in 2006, the last time Ohio State and Michigan were both ranked in the Top 5 when they faced each other.

CSN's Derrick Gunn caught up with the teammates ahead of today's huge rivalry game. Not surprisingly, things got a little heated between the two, who have a friendly wager on the line for the game. If Ohio State wins, Graham has to wear Buckeyes gear, but if Michigan wins, Jenkins will have to sport a Wolverines jersey.

Graham and Jenkins won't be the only ones in the Philadelphia area keeping an eye on the the game Saturday. The Penn State faithful will be watching closely and rooting for Jenkins' Buckeyes. If Ohio State wins, Penn State can earn a spot in the Big 10 championship with a win against Michigan State later in the day. The Nittany Lions haven't won a conference title since 2008 and haven't played in the conference title game since it began in 2011.

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Thirteen charged in disturbance after Penn State upset over Ohio State

Thirteen charged in disturbance after Penn State upset over Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State's upset over No. 2 Ohio State last month.

Police in State College said Monday that charges filed in district court included felony counts of riot, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, and summary counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Police said 11 of those charged are Penn State students, and they will be referred to the university's Office of Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.

Authorities say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory on Oct. 22. Some pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes, took about 20 streets signs and stop signs, and damaged a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $18,000 to $30,000.

Penn State upsets No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21

Penn State upsets No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – As his team slogged through back-to-back 7-6 seasons in his first two years as Penn State’s head coach, Langhorne native James Franklin heard time and again that he was in need of a signature victory.

Now he has one, even if he refuses to admit it.

Junior cornerback Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 4:27 left as the Nittany Lions stunned second-ranked Ohio State 24-21 on Saturday night.

“That’s for you (media) guys, all that signature stuff,” Franklin said.

Not exactly.

“It’s just a game that put Penn State back on the map,” Haley said. “We needed that signature win, and we did it tonight.”

The fans stormed the field after the Lions, 5-2 after their third straight victory this season, beat a ranked team for the first time since 2013 (Wisconsin). It was also PSU’s first victory over a team ranked in the top five since 1999 (Arizona) and its first over a team slotted as high as No. 2 since 1990 (Notre Dame).

Ohio State (7-1) saw winning streaks of 20 straight road games and 17 straight Big Ten road games come to an end, despite building a 21-7 lead through three quarters.

The Lions whisked 90 yards in five plays to cut the gap to seven with 13:32 left in the game, with quarterback Trace McSorley running two yards for the TD.

Freshman linebacker Cam Brown then blocked Cameron Johnston’s punt to set up a 34-yard field goal by Tyler Davis with 9:33 remaining, making it 21-17.

Ohio State mounted a drive behind J.T. Barrett, their splendid quarterback, moving from its own 13 to the PSU 28. Barrett’s 34-yard connection with wide receiver Noah Brown was the big play.

But the Buckeyes stalled, and Tyler Durbin came on to attempt a 45-yard field goal. Penn State safety Marcus Allen made a leaping block, however, and Haley scooped up the bouncing ball and beat Durbin and Johnston, the holder, down the left sideline for the go-ahead score.

Ohio State’s final drive of the night ended with a pair of Penn State sacks, the last a combined effort by defensive linemen Kevin Givens and Evan Schwan with 1:02 left.

When the final gun sounded, several Penn State players sprinted toward the south end zone and launched themselves into the front row of the stands, Lambeau Leap-style, among the delirious students. And thousands of fans, all clad in white for PSU’s traditional White Out, flooded the field.

“This is for everybody,” Franklin said later. “This community’s been through so much in the last five years (a reference to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and its aftermath), and this is a big step in the right direction, in terms of healing. I said very, very early on that for us to get where we want to be, we need this entire community together, and a win like tonight – I know I’m biased – but I believe that football has the ability to bring a community together like nothing else.”

Moments later, he caught himself and said he “didn’t want to spend a lot of time talking about the big picture.”

Rather, he added, “I just want to enjoy tonight.”