Written by: Big 33 Staff on August 19, 1972.
Art Owens gave an electrifying performance in leading Pennsylvania to a 27-22 victory over Ohio at Hershey Stadium. Owens, who set a state scoring record of 248 points in his senior season at Stroudsburg, burned off the Buckeyes with a pair of five-yard TD runs to give Pennsylvania a 14-0 lead. Owens rushed for 123 yards on just 12 carries.
Middletown’s Don Shupp passed 15 yards to Cedar Cliff’s Scott Thomas for a 21-0 Pennsylvania lead early in the second quarter. The TD was set up by a 50-yard pass lateral play with Thomas making the grab and pitching the ball to Owens.
Ohio QB Dave Buckey ran 56 yards to the Pennsy four to set up a one-yard TD plunge from Len Sernulka. Buckey ran for two points with 39 seconds in the half.
Tyrone Wilson made it 27-8 with a four-yard run after a 44-yard pass from Shupp to Thomas early in the third quarter.
Ohio then turned to twin brothers Dave and Don Buckey. They connected on a 35-yard pass play for the second score and set up another with a 34-yard pass to the six. Don Martin made it 27-22 with a one-yard plunge as the third period ended.
The Buckeyes had a chance to win until Cedar Cliff’s Mark Ulsh intercepted Dave Buckey’s pass at the Pennsy two with 10 seconds left. Dave Buckey did complete 9-of-14 passes for 176 yards. Twin brother Don grabbed five for 97.