COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Braxton Miller had 321 total yards and five touchdowns and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two scores as No. 4 Ohio State defeated Penn State 63-14 on Saturday night.
The Buckeyes (8-0 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) have won 20 straight, all since Urban Meyer became coach, for the second longest streak in school history. The record of 22 was set from 1967 to 1969.
Miller completed 18 of 24 passes for a career-high 252 yards and three TDs and rushed 11 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns -- all in less than three quarters.
A crowd of 105,889 in Ohio Stadium saw Ohio State put the game away with a 14-0 lead after the first quarter using a multifaceted attack that would eventually outgain the Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2) 414-158 by halftime.
The Buckeyes increased their lead to 42-7 in the third quarter, taking advantage of a fumble recovery by Curtis Grant for Miller's third touchdown pass, this time to the left flank to Dontre Wilson that went for 26 yards.
When Penn State got the ball for its next possession, freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg was replaced by Tyler Ferguson. Hackenberg -- who was 12 of 23 for 112 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions -- was seen on the sideline with an ice wrap on his right shoulder.
Ohio State upped the score to 56-7 late in the third quarter when backup quarterback Kenny Guiton ran in from the 2. He added an 11-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter before Ferguson connected with Allen Robinson for a 65-yard scoring strike.
Ohio State took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards. Hyde finished it with a 2-yard touchdown run, and the Buckeyes kept rolling to take a 42-7 lead at halftime.
Miller rushed for 69 yards on 11 carries, including scoring runs of 39 and 6 yards, in the first half. He also completed 15 of 18 passes for 204 yards and two TDs before intermission. His first touchdown was a 3-yarder to Chris Fields for a 28-0 lead with 9:05 left in the second quarter.
Hackenberg, who threw his two interceptions in the first half, made it 28-7 five minutes later on a 12-yard pass to Brandon Felder. But the Buckeyes responded with a 49-yard kickoff return to the Penn State 45 by Wilson. Two plays later, Hyde went 39 yards off left tackle for his second touchdown.
Miller finished the half by hitting Corey Brown for a 25-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left.
NOTES: Ohio State has outscored opponents 143-38 in the first quarter, including 14-0 on Saturday night. ... Penn State is the third straight opponent to have an open week before playing Ohio State. The Buckeyes defeated Northwestern and Iowa. ... This was the fifth time that Ohio State and Penn State played under the lights since 2005. They split the previous four games.