Ten years ago today #4 Ohio State and #17 Penn State were involved in a hotly contested, defensive struggle in The Shoe. At this point in the season the Buckeyes were far from dominant having squeaked out victories over Cincinnati and also Wisconsin the week before with some classic “Tresselball”. The offense had been struggling in the game with Krenzel fumbling the ball at the Penn State one yard line on the Buckeyes first series and Maurice Clarett being extremely limited from a shoulder stinger suffered the week prior. Ohio State trailed very early in the third quarter when, with The Shoe rocking, this happened:
Chris Gamble’s pick six would turn out to be the winning points in the game as both offenses struggled mightily. This was one of the most important plays of that season as it allowed the Buckeyes to continue their march towards the National Championship. It’s also worth noting that this was the first of seven pick sixes Penn State has thrown against Ohio State in the past ten years. We hope to bring more fond memories like this in the coming weeks as this years current crop of Buckeyes also continue their quest towards an undefeated season.