Friday, January 1, 2010
Ohio State kills clock, reclaims lead
By ESPN.com staff
PASADENA, Calif. -- Ohio State wants to reduce the number of possessions in this game and keep Oregon's high-powered offense off the field.
The Buckeyes just executed their plan to perfection.
After Oregon had tied the score at 10-10, Terrelle Pryor led a 19-play drive that ate up 8:03. Aside from ending with a touchdown, it was the perfect answer to the Ducks' surge. Ohio State converted three third downs and a fourth down, including a third-and-15 where Pryor found Dan Herron.
Devin Barclay converted his second field-goal attempt and Ohio State leads 13-10.