Second-ranked Penn State won four of the last five weights Sunday and topped No. 7 Oklahoma State 23-12 in a dual between wrestling powers at Rec Hall in State College, Pa.
A crowd of 6,571 watched David Taylor at 165 pounds, Ed Ruth at 184, Morgan McIntosh at 197 and heavyweight Jon Gingrich triumph and help the Nittany Lions (13-1) pull away. Taylor and Ruth are No. 1 in the nation at respective weights. Taylor decisioned No. 5-ranked Tyler Caldwell 5-2, and Ruth pinned redshirt freshman Nolan Boyd at 5:41.
In one of the highlight matches of the day, No. 2 Chris Perry of OSU decisioned No. 5 Matt Brown in overtime. The rematch of 2013 NCAA finalists was decided in the second OT when defending champion Perry used an escape for a 3-2 victory.
OSU (9-5) will take on Arizona State at 7 p.m. Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
DAUPHIN, ROWELL WIN TITLES
The University of Central Oklahoma finished third in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Wrestling Tournament on Sunday in Hays, Kan., but Cory Dauphin and Casy Rowell came away with individual championships.
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