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Friday, January 1, 2010
Buckeyes settling for FGs, not TDs

By Adam Rittenberg

PASADENA, Calif. -- Ohio State has the lead again at 19-17, but it's hard to think it will last.

The Buckeyes continue to drive into Oregon's red zone but stall before the goal line. Since their opening touchdown drive, they have had four field goals, as both Devin Barclay and Aaron Pettrey have been terrific. But field goals usually don't beat Oregon.

The Ducks, meanwhile, have converted two red-zone opportunities into touchdowns. Terrelle Pryor just had one of his first really bad throws of the game, as he missed Dane Sanzenbacher for a possible touchdown.