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Friday, January 1, 2010
OSU defense holds, but points needed

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- Ohio State's defense has recovered nicely from its hiccup at the start of the second half. It's time for the offense to put together a sustained drive.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor looks a little rattled in the pocket right now, especially after the interception. The Buckeyes' offensive line needs to start generating some push against the smaller Oregon defensive linemen, who have been on the field a ton in this game.

It's hard to believe Oregon won't score again, even without LaMichael James, so Ohio State needs points soon as it leads 19-17 with 13:03 left.