Penn State succumbs to No. 13 Ohio State in double overtime

Though I waited weeks leading up to this big rivalry, I've never been so frustrated at a football game. Field pass holders, who would rather spend the night texting, stood further out onto the field than head coaches, blocking photographers' view, TV crew jumped in the way, stadium staff enforced rather imposing restrictions and my biggest tick was that my pylon diving touchdown photo was ever so slightly out of focus. I tried to mentally regroup after cursing at myself, but despite all my annoyances I am extremely thankful for Penn State beat photographer Barry Reeger's willingness to have me along. This was my first Penn State game so I guess I better shut up about my complaints if I want more! Our coverage plan was for Barry to shoot in front of PSU and me in front of visiting Ohio State for the night. Since there was too much commotion on the sidelines, we tended to stay in the endzones, which unfortunately meant some extreme crops. 

Here are a few of my view. Staying positive for better luck next time!

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Tailgaters enjoy their cookouts prior to the Penn State vs. Ohio State game at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Tailgaters enjoy their cookouts prior to the Penn State vs. Ohio State game at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State head coach James Franklin greets stadium staff prior to the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State head coach James Franklin greets stadium staff prior to the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State head coach James Franklin takes the field prior to the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State head coach James Franklin takes the field prior to the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) fumbles the ball against Ohio State during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) fumbles the ball against Ohio State during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) celebrates an interception with Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant (14) against Penn State during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) celebrates an interception with Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant (14) against Penn State during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel (4) rushes over Penn State safety Marcus Allen (2) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel (4) rushes over Penn State safety Marcus Allen (2) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer yells to his team against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer yells to his team against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee (43)at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee (43)at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (92) reacts after sacking Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (92) reacts after sacking Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State fans shake white pom poms in a sell-out game of 107,895 against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State fans shake white pom poms in a sell-out game of 107,895 against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State fans shake white pom poms in a sell-out game of 107,895 against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State fans shake white pom poms in a sell-out game of 107,895 against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel (98) celebrates his interception for a touchdown with teammates Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel (98) celebrates his interception for a touchdown with teammates Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) catches a pass over Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) catches a pass over Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) bobbles a catch while pressured by Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee (43) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) bobbles a catch while pressured by Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee (43) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) rushes around Penn State linebacker Mike Hull (43) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) rushes around Penn State linebacker Mike Hull (43) at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) gestures after a touchdown against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) gestures after a touchdown against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State head coach James Franklin looks toward the scoreboard during the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Penn State head coach James Franklin looks toward the scoreboard during the game against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) reacts after a play against Penn Stateat Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell (11) reacts after a play against Penn Stateat Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. 

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) receives a hug from Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) after Bosa sacked Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) on the last play of the game at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24.

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) receives a hug from Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) after Bosa sacked Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) on the last play of the game at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24.

Ohio State motions after their win against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.

Ohio State motions after their win against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014, in University Park. Ohio State won 31-24 in the second overtime.