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Urban Meyer Makes Surprising Admission After Ohio State's Win Tonight

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ohio State was trailing Penn State by 12 points with about eight minutes to play at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. tonight.

A lot of Buckeyes fans probably thought the game was over. Much of the crowd at Penn State probably thought the game was one.

Heck, even Ohio State's head coach admitted he thought the game was likely over.

Urban Meyer made the surprising admission while speaking to reporters tonight. The Buckeyes' head coach said that there was a moment, before Binjimen Victor's touchdown to cut the lead to five points, when he felt the game was lost.

"Urban Meyer said there was a moment in the fourth quarter with Ohio State trailing 26-14 when he looked up, saw white pom poms and thought the game was over. Said Ben Victor changed entire dynamic. May have saved Ohio State’s season," Kyle Rowland tweeted.

It's not often that you'll hear a coach admit something like that.

Ohio State improved to 5-0 with the win, while Penn State suffered its first loss of the season. The Buckeyes are now the clear College Football Playoff favorite in the Big Ten.