Buckeyes firmly in control at Minnesota

After trading touchdowns with Minnesota in the opening minutes, Ohio State has created some distance at TCF Bank Stadium.

Once again, the Buckeyes' offense has been nearly flawless against an overmatched defense. We saw this throughout the nonconfernce portion, and it has continued in Big Ten play against Indiana, Purdue and now Minnesota. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor completed 15 of his first 18 passes for 198 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, and running back Dan Herron has added 114 rush yards and a score. Herron is really establishing himself as Ohio State's top back. Receiver DeVier Posey also is having a big night for the Scarlet and Gray.

Major mistakes continue to haunt Minnesota, which lost any momentum when Ohio State blocked a punt and recovered for a touchdown late in the third quarter. The Gophers haven't converted a third down, and they're struggling to protect Adam Weber.

Ohio State leads 38-10 late in the third quarter.