The 10-2 major decision gave Penn State a 16-15 lead that it would not relinquish.
Penn State rattled off four straight bout victories after intermission to claim its 42nd straight dual win and clinched at least a share of the Big Ten dual team title. Emma Maltais wasted no time in putting OSU in front, scoring just 15 seconds into the period to put the Buckeyes up 1-0.
Penn State coach Cael Sanderson admitted it was a unusual week preparing for Ohio State without Jason Nolf.
Keeping Tomasello limited to only one additional bonus point proved to be pivotal in the overall outcome. "Cassar's a great wrestler, it was a big match and he got it done".
165 | Vincenzo Joseph | So.
That set up Nickal's and Cassar's heroics, to say nothing of Nevills.
"I was just thinking that I need to get up and start getting some points on the board", Retherford said. I thought they did a great job.
Rec Hall erupted after Snyder was only able to manage a decision. Just one did, and the Buckeyes won a pair of one-point decisions.
The Illini are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
While Kuhn didn't walk away with a victory, the Nittany Lions couldn't have asked for much more from the transfer from Boise State, as he kept things close before falling 21-12 to Ohio State's Nathan Tomasello, but only giving up four points. Nickal made a statement majoring the second-ranked Martin and taking him down three different times. "We'll see them again here shortly", Penn State coach Cael Sanderson said. Penn State true freshman Nick Lee scored a couple takedowns against Joey McKenna but was unable to break through his defense as time expired. In that game, Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate put up 16 points.
Joseph was relentless, pushing Campbell not only for takedowns but stalling points during his major decision. Hall trailed Jordan 4-2 after the second period before scoring four unanswered points in the third period en route to the win.
Nickal won his fifth bout against Martin in seven tries by scrambling out of trouble and using basic, solid tactics instead of potentially big moves that could backfire to shut down Martin. He continued to pour it on in the third period with an escape, takedown and riding time point for the 6-3 win.
Joshua gave OSU a 3-1 lead almost seven minutes into the third, then iced the game with 41 seconds remaining.
Nevills went on the attack against Snyder and recorded the opening two-pointer. Snyder's six takedowns fueled a 15-10 win, but it wasn't enough to prevent a Penn State win. While the Illini still play three ranked opponents this year in Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue, the odds of them upsetting any of the trio seem extremely unlikely given their level of play thus far. "Their good guys came back and did a great job. We have to be ready for those moments". We didn't get out. "They won all the tough positions". Without Nolf in the lineup, Penn State sent out backup Bo Pipher to wrestle All-American Micah Jordan.
Then Penn State avoided further bonus next at 133.
The Buckeyes finished with a 27-26 SOG advantage, marking only the second time this season that Wisconsin has been outshot by an opponent. Iowa State was known back in the 1970s for the robe look. However, Kuhn's gas tank ran out and he fell 21-12 to Tomasello.
133: Luke Pletcher, OSU d Corey Keener 5-4.
149: Zain Retherford, PS tf Ke-Shawn Hayes 7:00 (20-4).
174: Mark Hall, PS d Bo Jordan 6-4. 184: No. 1 Bo Nickal, PSU, maj. December. No. 1 Kollin Moore, 6-3. No. 6 Nick Nevills kept up with Olympic and World champion No. 1 Kyle Snyder in a 15-10 slugfest.