Online Resources Impacting Parenting

first_imgReferences[1] Na, J., & Chia, S. (2008). Impact of online resources on informal learners: Parents’ perception of their parenting skills. Computers & Education, 51(1), 173-186. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2007.05.006This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT.  Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and on YouTube. By Rachel Dorman, M.S. & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTToday’s blog looks at how online resources can impact the parenting of young children. Technology and the internet are common ways parents are finding educational resources. Internet searchers rendering results for blogs, electronic newsletters, etc. are helpful ways that expecting parents or parents with young children get information on hot topics such as childrearing strategies and child development. Na and Chia (2008) [1] conducted research to examine the impact of online resources available to informal learners, such as parents.[Flickr, Mom and baby by marki1983, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Researchers examined how parents’ informal learning about parenting skills and child development through online resources would impact their parenting confidence and skills. Participants included 821 Singaporean parents that had children between the ages of 0 – 6 years. The surveyed participants were divided into two groups, one group containing 411 participants received the online resources called KidzGrow (an online platform for parents to better understand child development and empower parents in their knowledge about child development) while the other group, containing 410 participants, received printed material on child development.Parents who had access to KidzGrow were more likely to do to educational age-appropriate development activities with their children. Parents who had access to KidzGrow were also significantly more likely to report having adequate knowledge on their childrens’ speech, communication skills, social skills, and intellectual development. Parents who had access to KidzGrow, as compared to those who did not, were significantly more likely to report that they were doing well at achieving their goals of being a successful parent. These parents were also significantly more likely to report an increase in their level of confidence as a parent. The study findings suggest that online parenting resources can impact a parent’s feeling of confidence and knowledge about their child’s speech, social, and intellectual skills. The researchers suggest future studies try to study not only different online programs but also programs targeting different regions of the world, such as North America or Europe.Do you like this topic? Find out more during out next Webinar!Presenters of this 2 hour webinar will highlight how parents today are less likely to attend traditional parenting programs, provide research showing that parents are increasingly seeking information online, through social media and mobile devices and promote the use of two FREE, effective and innovative resources that can meet the needs of parents with young children,  Just In Time Parenting & Text4Baby.Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014Time: 11a-1pm EasternLocation: Novel Communication Tools: Using Text4Baby & Just In Time Parenting to Meet the Needs of ParentsWe hope to see you there!last_img read more

Mob kills earth-moving machine driver in Nagaur

first_imgA driver of an earth-moving machine was killed and five government vehicles were vandalised by a mob during an anti-encroachment drive in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district on Sunday, police said. Additional Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Sarjeet Singh said that a case had been registered against two MLAs — Indira Bawari of Merta City and Pukhraj Garg of Bhopalgarh — and 300 others for obstructing the public servants from discharging their duty and causing damage to government vehicles besides inciting people. The ASP said the drive was scheduled in Tausar village of the district, where 79 Banjara families had constructed “pucca” houses on an around 1.5-km stretch. Stone peltingOn Sunday, when the anti-encroachment team, along with police force, reached there, those belonging to the Banjara families pelted the machine with stones. When its driver tried to escape, the mob caught hold of him and beat him up severely. The driver, identified as Farooq (40), was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he died.last_img read more

Referees Impress At State Events

first_imgSouth Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales have all had their state events in recent months, with plenty of achievements in the refereeing arm of the sport occurring.  Members of the National Referees Panel (NRP) have also been in attendance at the events, with Touch Football Australia’s Director of Referees, Greg West attending the South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales state events, Ian Matthew attending both the Tasmania and New South Wales State Cups, while Henry Dos Santos and Ken Golden were also on hand at the Western Australia State Championships.West is proud of all of the refereeing achievements at these events, saying that they were all successful. “I think that the refereeing standard has been outstanding. The NRP have been very busy,” West said. The South Australia State Cup was the first of the state events for the second half of 2010, with the event being the first of its kind in South Australia in five years.Indy Garner was named the MVP referee for the event, while South Australia’s Director of Referees, Damien Carlson, was named the Volunteer of the Year at Touch Football South Australia’s awards night held during the State Cup. The Western Australia ‘Be Active’ State Championships were next, held between Friday, 19 November 2010 until Sunday, 21 November 2010. James McMahon was named the Referee of the Tournament, as well as being named the number one referee at the tournament. David Leslie was named the Most Improved Referee.Being upgraded to a Level 4 Referee is the highest honour you can receive at a state based event, and the following people were upgraded to this level:Brendon WilsonKate Steinitz (Senior)Matt Thomas (Senior)One more referee, Jennifer Roe from the Northern Territory, also travelled to the event to be assessed for her Level 4 badge, and was successful. The following referees were appointed to the grand finals at the WA State Championships:Men’s Open – James McMahon, Richard McIllroy, Chris MurrayWomen’s Open – Justin Parsons, Annabelle Connolly, Phil GalvinMixed Open – Lee Broadbridge, Jeremy Sorenson, Shaun BirminghamMen’s 30’s – Paul Richardson, John Bedford, Ben MortonMen’s 40’s – Matt Thomas, Steve Williams, Stuart EvansWomen’s 27’s – Andrew Scotford, Brendan Williams, John CorserWomen’s 35’s – Ben Grainger, Damien Capp, Pam TauTasmania’s State Cup was held on the last Saturday in November, with two referees receiving upgrades. Southern Touch’s Matt Phillips received a Level 4 upgrade, as did Devonport Touch Association’s Jo Mason.National Referee Panel member, Ian Matthew, and National Referee Squad member, Luke McKenzie, were also in attendance to help out at the event. The New South Wales State Cup saw over 200 teams compete in the event at Port Macquarie, with plenty of referees also taking part in the event.Nine referees were upgraded to Level 4 badges at the event:Ali Amin (Western Suburbs)Brett Bevan (Doyalson)Rob Bowen (Canterbury)Danny Gock (Northern Suburbs)Paul Khoudair (Western Suburbs)James Ling (Wallsend)Phil Rainger (Narrabri)Daryl Shaw (Penrith)Jordyn Tomba (Doyalson)Of special mention is Phil Rainger, who became the first state graded referee from his association, Narrabri Touch Association. The following referees received finals appointments following strong performances throughout the event:Men’s Open – Adam Foley, Gavin West, David BaggioWomen’s Open – Mick Medlin, Anthony Smith, Sandra ClarkMixed Open – Luke McKenzie, Kim Skelly, Bill SladeMen’s 30’s – Bernie O’Donohue, Andrew Smith, Simon JacksonMen’s Open B – (Aaron McRoberts), John Frost, Greg Myers, Mark LeonardMen’s 20’s – Matt Seldon, Chris Dennison-Smith, Gavin KingMen’s 35’s – Daniel Scully, Josh Vernon, Adam O’KeeffeMen’s 40’s – Dave Brown, John Frost, Mark SinclairMen’s 45’s – Victor Naumovski, Mick McGrath, Mark FentonMixed Open B – Victor Baptista, Tony Calabria, Rina JansonWomen’s Open A Reserve – Karren Strachan, Luke Heckendorf, Blake DawesSenior Mixed – (Phi Lowe), Mark Sinclair, (Jillian McRoberts), Daniel Scully, Nic AltinWomen’s 20’s – Karen Davies, Mark Camilleri, Paul TesorieroWomen’s 30’s – Sally Melzer, Craig Hughes, Darian FurnerMen’s 50’s – Peter Millington, (Larry Kent), Greg Eggins, John MitchellWomen’s 40’s – John Salisbury, Garry Foster, Nicole TeoWomen’ Open B – Trent Richards, Blake Richards, Bryce SaintyThe following referees were also acknowledged for their achievements at the event:Leading referee – Adam FoleyLeading Women’s referee – Sandra ClarkLeading Senior referees – Bill Slade, Karren StrachanLeading Level 5 referee – Josh VernonLeading Level 4 referee – Luke Heckendorflast_img read more

Walmart launches 1hour grocery delivery in GTA with Instacart partnership

first_imgMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Walmart Canada says it is starting to roll out one-hour grocery delivery today for customers in parts of the Greater Toronto Area.The discount grocer says it’s partnered with Instacart, a California-based company, to provide the service.Shoppers use the Instacart website or app to place their order, which is then picked out and delivered by Instacart employees.The one-hour delivery offering will expand to Winnipeg on Sept. 27, and possibly to other markets later.Walmart Canada already offers next-day delivery, as well as the option to order online and pick up in-store, in parts of the GTA.Many Canadian grocers have recently started to grow their e-commerce offerings as they face increased pressure after tech titan Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market.Loblaw Companies Ltd. also partnered with Instacart to offer home delivery and plans to “blanket the country” with online grocery services this year.Sobeys Inc., on the other hand, signed a partnership deal with British company Ocado Group to build a customer fulfillment centre that will store food and automate the food selection process. Its service will launch in the GTA in about two years.Companies in this story: (TSX:L)last_img read more

For 94 large A/Cs, banks take Rs 1 lakh crore haircut!

first_imgMumbai: Banks have taken a huge 57 percent haircut in the 94 large accounts worth Rs 1.75 lakh crore which were resolved in FY19, recovering just Rs 75,000 crore or only 43 percent of the admitted claims, finds a report. The numbers assume importance as the bankruptcy law enters the third year this month.As of March, there were 1,143 cases pending at various bankruptcy tribunals, and 32 percent of them are pending for over 270 days. The average resolution timeline for these 94 cases resolved was 324 days as against the stipulated timeline of 270 days. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”Only 94 stressed with a total claim of Rs 1,75,000 crore by financial creditors were resolved in FY19 with a recovery of Rs 75,000 crore or 43 percent of the admitted claims under the insolvency process approved by the various national company law tribunals (NCLTs),” say a joint study by Crisil and industry lobby Assocham released Friday. The report said had these 94 companies been liquidated, the recovery would have been just 22 percent which is significantly lower than the recovery rate through normal resolution process. The report further said there are a few big-ticket accounts for which resolution has not been finalised for over 400 days as IBC framework is still a work in progress. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenAccording to the study, some of the key issues that need to be addressed for successful implementation of IBC are adherence to timelines, adequate judicial infrastructure, creditor classification and prioritising, among others. To maximise value and stakeholders’ interest, the IBC framework for liquidation under a going concern basis needs to be explored further and should be followed in true spirit, the report said. The report, however, termed the recovery rate of 43 per cent “respectable”. “With a respectable recovery rate of 43 per cent, resolution for 94 stressed assets has been reached for Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, 2019 out of Rs 1,75,000 crore total claim of financial creditors admitted under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) approved by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT),” said that report titled, ‘Strengthening the code’.last_img read more

Remembering Tagore on his 158th birth anniversary

first_imgKolkata: The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was observed with great enthusiasm.Tagore was born on May 9, 1861 at Jorasanko and was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore. State Information and Cultural Affairs department organised a function on Cathedral Road outside Rabindra Sadan. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents paid homage to Tagore through their songs. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the function. A function was held at Jorasanko Thakurbari in the morning. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents and elocutionists paid their respect to Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTagore. The statue of Tagore was garlanded by Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chaudhuri, the vice chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University. Later, he inaugurated an art gallery that has been named after Abanindranath Tagore. A total of 32 paintings including one by Tagore and the remaining by all well-known artists who were Tagore’s contemporaries were put up at the gallery. A function was held at Oriental Seminary, a school where Tagore had been enrolled as a student for some time. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMinister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Shashi Panja garlanded the half-bust statue of Tagore at the school. Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) organised a function titled “He Antartara” at Rabindra Tirtha where well known Rabindrasangeet singers including Ashis Bhattacharya, Enakshi Chattopadhyay, Dipak Rudra, Anindya Narayan Chattopadhyay, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta among others took part in the programme. Noted elocutionists Pranati Thakur, Bijoylakshmi Barman, Sovanshundar Basu recited poems wrote by Tagore. HIDCO will organise programs in all the Saturdays and Sundays except May 18 and 19 at Rabindra Tirtha in the evening. A programme was held at Jadavpur Laughing Club where singers Surajit, Agnibha Bhattacharya, Monomoy Bhattacharya took part along with elocutionist Satinath Mukhopadhyay. Nabanalanda High School organised a programme on Southern Avenue opposite the new school premises. Rammohan Mission School also organised a programme to pay tribute to Tagore. Programmes were held all over Bengal and thousands of artists, dancers, elocutionists took part in these programmes. Metro Railway observed the 158th birth anniversary of Kavi Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore in a solemn manner at Metro Rail Bhavan. P C Sharma, general manager, Metro Railway paid homage to Gurudev by garlanding his photograph on behalf of staff and officers of Metro Railway. Metro staff and officers paid homage to Kavi Guru by singing his songs and reciting poems. All officers and staff were present in this programme.last_img read more

The Spartans Shift Up Updated College Football Playoff Predictions Week 12

Alabama 10-121359%66% ▲ 2122% Florida 10-18101932%17% ▼ 5a3% Clemson 11-014660%69% ▲ 2116% Michigan 9-21213157%6% ▲ 21<1% LSU 7-31538120%<1% ▲ 21<1% Utah 8-31337260%<1% ▲ 21<1% Northwestern 9-22021550%<1% ▲ 21<1% RankingProbability of … USC 7-424261033%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 11-05122937%29% ▲ 6a3% Stanford 9-21111952%11% ▲ 212% Oklahoma 10-175163%55% ▲ 1022% North Carolina 10-11781640%11% ▲ 212% Navy 9-116163826%<1% ▲ 21<1% College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 17. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 18; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Florida State 9-21419130%<1% ▲ 21<1% Notre Dame 10-1478—a31% ▲ 216% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Baylor 9-1109216%19% ▲ 217% Oklahoma St. 10-16141420%9% ▼ 162% Wisconsin 8-32531280%<1% ▲ 21<1% Memphis 8-32152490%<1% ▲ 21<1% Houston 10-119284431%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 10-1921747%44% ▲ 336% (But first, a reminder: Our predictions are probabilistic for a reason. There’s a lot we don’t know! With only one year of data to work off, it’s not clear how the playoff committee weighs winning a conference championship against not playing in one, or how it judges a one-loss team in a strong conference versus an undefeated squad from a weak one. We’ll learn a lot more on Dec. 6 when the committee makes its picks.)Clemson and Alabama cruised on Saturday and retain pole position to make the playoff at 69 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Oklahoma sweated out a thrilling TCU comeback and remains the best bet from the Big 12 to make the playoff: The Sooners’ odds have risen to 55 percent. If they can win at Oklahoma State next Saturday, the Sooners make the playoff in 85 percent of our simulations.After that, it’s a pair of Big Ten teams — and things get hairy. Our model now gives Michigan State the inside track to be the fourth team in the playoff (with a 44 percent likelihood). Right behind the Spartans are the Buckeyes, at 33 percent. Luckily for Michigan State, it has a clear path to the playoff: Beat Penn State next week (the Spartans are 80 percent favorites) to wrap up the Big Ten East and then win over Iowa in the conference title game. Should Michigan State win out, our model gives them a 92 percent shot to make the playoff.Ohio State is not out yet, however. The Buckeyes’ path is just much less clear. They first need to beat Michigan at The Big House next week — no easy task, as the Buckeyes are only 58 percent favorites. Then they need the Spartans to lose. In a scenario in which Michigan State does slip up and a one-loss Ohio State team wins out — including over Iowa — the Buckeyes make the playoff in 96 percent of those simulations.But that is not the Buckeyes’ only way to the playoff. Should they win out and be excluded from the Big Ten championship game, they still make the playoff 54 percent of the time. As I explained last week, Ohio State as a one-loss defending national champion presents an impressive résumé for the committee to consider, even if the Buckeyes are prevented from vying for their conference title. It’s possible that two Big Ten teams make the playoff.Other takeaways from our model: Notre Dame, even if it wins out, is not assured a playoff spot. Three teams ranked behind it by the committee — Iowa, Michigan State and Oklahoma — have a good chance to leapfrog the Irish if they win out. Still, if the Irish beat Stanford next week to finish their regular season, their chances jump noticeably, to 69 percent.Baylor notched an impressive win over undefeated Oklahoma State on Saturday, but it didn’t help its playoff chances much. Currently, the Bears’ chances are 19 percent. Florida, on the other hand, had an overtime scare against Florida Atlantic, but despite a Gator victory, the model revised Florida’s playoff odds down to 17 percent. Oregon 8-3236240%<1% ▲ 21<1% TCU 9-2181850%<1% ▼ 5a<1% Mississippi 8-3221779%<1% ▲ 21<1% Ohio State 10-133410%33% ▼ 299% Michigan State kicked a field goal on the last play of its game on Saturday to topple the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes — and made the College Football Playoff picture more complicated. You may have some unanswered questions: What does the upset of the Buckeyes mean for the eventual Big Ten champ’s chances? Does it help or hurt Notre Dame’s playoff position? And what about the Big 12? Fear not! FiveThirtyEight’s college football model has some (probabilistic) answers. Here are our updated projections following Saturday’s games (these numbers will change again on Tuesday night after the new committee rankings are released): read more

Of Course This World Series Needs A Game 7

After the dramatic way this World Series played out through its first five contests, is anyone really surprised that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will require the full seven games to determine a champion? LA ensured the series would go the distance with its 3-1 victory Tuesday night, finally getting to Justin Verlander in the sixth inning and shutting down the high-powered Astros bats down the stretch. Now, everything will come down to the outcome of Wednesday’s Game 7 in Los Angeles — and that’s probably how things should be, given the way these teams have jockeyed back and forth with each other all season long.The Astros had their chance to end things earlier than expected. Although they were on the road for Game 6, they sent Verlander — their top starter according to our pitcher ratings — to the mound in a potential closeout game (games in which he’d previously had a 0.78 ERA in his postseason career), and they even held a slim lead for most of the middle innings. According to The Baseball Gauge, Houston had an 87 percent chance of winning the championship at one point in the fifth, their highest mark of the entire series. But Verlander went from cruising early to sputtering in the sixth inning for the second time in the series. Joc Pederson tacked on an insurance homer (extending the record for most home runs in a World Series to 23) that helped seal the victory.Now the Astros have to be wondering whether their best shot at ending the franchise’s 55-year championship drought — the team was founded in 1962 and has never won — has passed them by. They’ve won on the road in this series, but Game 7 will be on a different level. They’ll be facing four-time All-Star and former Cy Young runner-up Yu Darvish, whom LA picked up at the trade deadline, with Clayton Kershaw potentially looming in relief. Houston will counter with Lance McCullers, who won Game 3 but is inferior to Darvish by the numbers.So the championship odds will be stacked in Los Angeles’s favor. We have them pegged at a 60 percent win probability for the Dodgers.But we probably also haven’t seen the end of this series’ many twists and turns. According to The Baseball Gauge, it’s tied for the seventh-most exciting postseason series ever, in terms of its average per-play movement in championship probability added — and that’s without yet having the benefit of a Game 7, where the stakes are magnified to mind-bogglingly high levels. The tension can only rise from here, in a winner-take-all game to crown the champion of one of the most stacked seasons we’ve ever seen. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State survives late comeback effort by Texas Southern to

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) sets up the Buckeyes’ offense during the first half of a game against Texas Southern at the Schottenstein Center on Nov. 16. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorOhio State (3-0) staved off a late comeback attempt by Texas Southern (0-3) and held on to win 82-64 at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday.Ohio State forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes to victory with 17 points and 12 rebounds and 17 points and seven rebounds, respectively. Head coach Chris Holtmann said the team will not always rely on Bates-Diop and Tate to carry the team, but they have been growing as leaders.“I just said, ‘Embrace it and really focus in on making the next right play,’” Holtmann said. “And it’s not like it’s always going to fall on their shoulders, but I want them to have the courage to step up and make the play when it’s there for them.”Ohio State appeared to be coasting to its third straight victory, but Texas Southern did not go quietly. The Buckeyes led 54-37 with 14:17 remaining in the second half, when the Tigers went on an 8-0 run in barely more than one minute of game time.Bates-Diop ended the run with a 3-pointer but Texas Southern guard Robert Lewis answered with a 3-pointer of his own. Following an Ohio State timeout, Tigers guard Donte Clark scored four quick points to cut the Buckeye lead to five.Tate responded by catching a backdoor pass from guard C.J. Jackson and finishing a two-handed dunk. Tiger forward Kevin Scott immediately answered with a jumper to cut the lead back down to five.Lewis hit another 3-pointer to make it just a two-point game. Ohio State responded by finding sophomore center Micah Potter for a basket inside. On the Buckeyes next possession they went to Potter again who drew a shooting foul and made both free throws. The Buckeyes were able to string together consecutive stops on defense and capitalize with points of their own. After Lewis’ 3-pointer cut the lead to two, Ohio State responded with an 16-2 run over the next 3:18 to put the Buckeyes up 18. Ohio State would not look back from there.Potter knocked down 9-of-10 free throws overall and 5-of-6 in the final six minutes of the tightly contested game. He credited the Buckeyes’ new coach for keeping the team relaxed under pressure.“The biggest thing, coach was very calm,” Potter said. “He was just saying the entire time, ‘Guys, this is exactly what we want. This is exactly what we want and this is fun. This is competitive basketball and this is what makes the game fun.’”The Buckeyes and the Tigers battled back and forth for most of the first half. No Tigers player besides guard Derrick Bruce scored for a six-minute stretch in the first half, but Texas Southern only trailed 17-15 with 8:13 remaining. Jallow then threw down a dunk in traffic, inciting a 16-2 Ohio State run where the Buckeyes seized all momentum. The Buckeyes’ big run included a hustle rebound by senior forward Jae’Sean Tate where he grabbed and tossed the ball to redshirt senior point guard Andrew Dakich as he fell out of bounds. Dakich patiently waited as Tate sprinted down the floor and passed him the ball. Tate immediately zipped the ball to junior point guard C.J. Jackson for a 3-pointer, erupting the crowd and prompting Texas Southern to call a timeout trailing 24-15.The timeout did not slow the Buckeyes’ offense and Ohio State led 42-29 at halftime.Holtmann was proud of how his team responded to the Tigers’ comeback run and reiterated that the team is still a work in progress.“We are learning a lot about this group. — first and foremost — how we respond in those moments,” Holtmann said. “We’ve got a lot to work on — a lot to work on — but we can at least take that, our response from this game, and hopefully build on it.”Texas Southern was without its leading scorer, Demontrae Jefferson (21 points per game), who did not make the trip to Columbus. Ohio State had its own key player missing as freshman forward Kaleb Wesson was suspended by the team prior to tipoff.Ohio State will host Northeastern at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Schottenstein Center. read more

Football Ohio State defense uses momentum to survive in Penn State

Ohio State redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’mont Jones (86) sets up at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter of the game against Penn State on Sept. 29. Ohio State won 27-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorIn No. 4 Ohio State’s 27-26 victory over No. 9 Penn State, there were many moments throughout the game that pushed the defense to its limit.The first three drives of the game all went into Ohio State territory. The fifth drive started at the Ohio State 28-yard line. Redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley found redshirt freshman wide receiver KJ Hamler for a 93-yard score, tied for the longest play against Ohio State in school history.But the Buckeyes slowed McSorley and the Nittany Lions offense just enough to pull out the one-point victory in Happy Valley.Junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper said it’s all part of the game.“We’re tough, our mentality is tough,” Cooper said. “There’s going to be mistakes, you can’t play a perfect game, I mean there’s going to be big plays and everything, it’s just rallying together as a team, as a unit, and realizing that we have to get the job done and just do better.”That is exactly what this Ohio State defense did late in the fourth quarter to slow down the Penn State offense enough to earn the victory.After forcing a fourth down on Penn State’s final drive, sophomore defensive end Chase Young made the game-winning play, breaking through the offensive line and getting to junior running back Miles Sanders in the backfield to seal the game.The Buckeyes defense did much of the same to start the game.While Ohio State’s offense struggled to get anything going in the first half, the defense allowed only six points on Penn State’s first six drives, even with the Nittany Lions getting into Buckeye territory on four of them.The defense also was the major cause of the Buckeyes’ first score, a 26-yard catch by redshirt sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins, made possible by a forced fumble from redshirt sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland recovered by redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones.Cooper said it was the defense’s job to step up early on.“You know the saying, defense wins championships,” Cooper said. “Every time something would go wrong or anything would happen on offense or whatever it was, we knew the defense would have to step up.”Even with the victory and some key stops, this was not a textbook game for Ohio State’s defense.The Buckeyes allowed 492 total yards, 461 of which came from McSorley, who broke the Penn State record for all-purpose yards on Saturday.The redshirt senior used a run-pass option to find holes in the defense on numerous occasions, ending the day with 175 yards on the ground.But, when it mattered the most, Ohio State found the stops, kept Penn State out of a scoring position and came up with the victory.Jones said the defense fed on big plays by the offense late.“We feed off their energy and they feed off ours, when someone makes a big play it’s hard not to want to go out there and respond,” Jones said.For a defense still looking for answers without redshirt junior defensive end Nick Bosa, there are sure to be mistakes. But even without its star player, Ohio State’s defense did just enough to pull out a major victory against the No. 9 team in the country. read more

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