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Pryor leads OSU with uncharacteristic stat line

Posted on: October 9, 2010 3:50 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2010 4:00 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Terrelle Pryor only needed three quarters of action to put the game away in Ohio State's 38-10 win over Indiana.  There was concern during the week regarding Pryor's health after suffering a thigh injury against Illinois, but when it came time for kickoff against Indiana #2 was back to doing most of the things he does best.  Pryor completed 24 of 30 passes for 334 yards, per usual.  But what was unusual about Pryor's performance against the Hoosiers was the -19 yards rushing. 

The odd stat line will clearly not carry a negative effect on his standings in the Heisman race, Pryor's primary job as leader of the Buckeyes is to deliver a victory, and once that was sealed Pryor took a seat.  The thigh obviously kept Pryor limited in the pocket, keeping him hesitant to take off down the field.  Getting Pryor healthy will be a chief concern for Ohio State this coming week, with Wisconsin awaiting the Buckeyes October 16 in Madison.

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