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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Pryor miscue proves costly for Buckeyes



Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Turnovers have doomed the Big Ten against USC the last few years, and Terrelle Pryor just committed a really bad one.

Pryor seemed to throw before he looked on a crossing route, and Trojans linebacker Chris Galippo was right there for the easy interception. Naturally, USC converted into a touchdown and the Buckeyes are already in a hole.

There's nothing that bothers Jim Tressel more than turnovers, and Pryor can't afford many more miscues like that or USC will run away with this one. He has to be more careful with his decisions.

Buckeyes linebacker Brian Rolle came up with a few nice stops near the goal line, but USC's offensive line was just too powerful on fourth-and-goal.