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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Buckeyes need to stay aggressive

By Adam Rittenberg

NEW ORLEANS -- We saw a lot of exciting plays from Ohio State in the first half.

Now we're seeing TresselBall.

For those unfamiliar, TresselBall is conservative offense, sound special teams and trying to prevent big plays on defense.

But after watching Arkansas match 75 yards in seven plays and score on a gorgeous Ryan Mallett touchdown strike to Jarius Wright, Ohio State might have to crank up its aggressiveness. The Buckeyes lead has shrunk to 31-21 entering the fourth quarter.

Ohio State's offense has been pretty quiet the last few series, and Terrelle Pryor needs to get creative in the fourth quarter against a revitalized Arkansas defense. The Hogs have more than enough offensive firepower to get back in this game, especially if Knile Davis keeps up his brilliant running.

There is a long way to go.