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OSU offense wakes up thanks to spread

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It must have been hard for Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez to watch Terrelle Pryor fake a handoff on a zone read play and then sprint for a 25-yard gain.

Pryor showed why he's at his best in a spread offense structure and finally gashed Michigan's defense, which had held Ohio State in check for a quarter and a half. The sophomore's burst set up a nice misdirection on the next play, as Brandon Saine sprinted into the end zone from 29 yards out.

Ohio State needs to let Pryor loose more often. You can't let him play in a phonebooth. Jim Tressel loosened the reins a bit, and Pryor capitalized as Ohio State now owns a 14-3 lead.

Tate Forcier just committed his second turnover, as Ohio State's Kurt Coleman just intercepted a deflected pass.