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Smith struggles, but delivers game-changing play

Troy Smith didn't have his best game for the Buckeyes, but he offered a signature Heisman highlight play in OSU's win.

Updated: September 23, 2006, 10:25 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith is riding such a wave even his worst statistical performance in a year is likely to further his Heisman Trophy candidacy.

Bothered by Penn State's secondary and sloppy conditions Saturday in Ohio Stadium, Smith still offered the signature highlight befitting many Heisman winners, while also lifting the No. 1 Buckeyes to a 28-6 victory.

Smith's 37-yard touchdown pass to freshman Brian Robiskie with 12:56 remaining extended ...

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