Penn State safety Mark Rubin’s forced fumble in the fourth quarter of the Nittany Lions’ 13-6 win at No. 10 Ohio State earned 53 percent of the votes among the four plays that were nominated for this week's Pontiac Game Changing Performance. With Rubin’s selection as the recipient of the Pontiac Game Changing Performance, Pontiac with contribute $5,000 to Penn State’s general scholarship fund.
With the Buckeyes leading, 6-3, in the fourth quarter, the former Amherst High School star hit Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor and knocked the ball loose. Senior linebacker Tyrell Sales shielded the ball from OSU’s Chris Wells and knocked it backwards, where sophomore linebacker Navorro Bowman recovered at the OSU 38. Quarterback Pat Devlin and tailback Evan Royster led the Nittany Lions downfield, with Devlin scoring on a one-yard run with 6:25 to play for a 10-6 Penn State lead.