After a scare last week from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Terrel Pryor and the Ohio State Buckeyes bounced back in a big way to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers 38-10.
Pryor put on a passing clinic Saturday, throwing for a career-best 334 yards and three touchdowns.
The Buckeyes QB, who suffered from a quadriceps sprain a week ago rested his injured leg by looking for receivers rather than running the ball himself.
Ohio State’s receivers were up to the task. Pryor spread the ball around all afternoon, connecting with DeVier Posey, Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Saine fr touchdowns through the air.
On the other side of the ball, Ohio State’s defense totally shut down a Hoosier attack that entered the game averaging 40 points a game. Against the Buckeyes, however, Indian failed to reach then end zone until late in the fourth quarter when Ohio State’s starters were resting and the game was out of reach.
Pryor and the Buckeyes kicked things off on their first drive of the game, marching down field on a 4-play, 71-yard drive that ended in a Dan Herron 39-yard touchdown run.
Indiana continued to struggle moving the ball and Pryor continued to shred the Hoosier defense through the air. By the time the two team’s reached halftime, the Buckeyes were leading 38-0 and were already winding things down.
The win moves the Buckeyes to 6-0 (2-0 in the Big Ten). Next week they will face a big test when they travel to #20 Wisconsin for a prime time game on ESPN.