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Pryor paces Ohio State to win



Published: Sat, September 20, 2008 @ 10:08 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Terrelle Pryor has done this before, just not in college.

“I’ve been making plays all my life,” Pryor said. “I’m not cocky. I’m just glad I can help out our seniors and get a win.”

The acclaimed freshman, who hasn’t even started classes yet, took charge of Ohio State’s offense with four touchdown passes to lead the sluggish No. 13 Buckeyes to a 28-10 victory over Troy on Saturday.

In the wake of an ugly 35-3 defeat at top-ranked Southern California, coach Jim Tressel had said that the nation’s top quarterback recruit last spring and senior Todd Boeckman would split the job 50-50 against Troy (2-1).

Instead, Pryor was first true freshman to start for the Buckeyes in 30 years, since Art Schlichter in 1978 and he ran the show for all but two plays before the game was out of reach.

For more details, read Sunday's Vindicator or visit Vindy.com.


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