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    The Buckeyes start slow, finish fast

    Updated: November 15th, 2010
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    Columbus-The Buckeyes came out looking to win while conserving energy that will be needed next week in Iowa City. Perhaps they were a little too relaxed and let Penn State take a 14-3 lead into halftime. Terrelle Pryor stated that in the first half, “we were down and weren’t playing to our full ability.” In the second half, they apparently did play to their full ability and scored 35 unanswered points on the back of two picks 6s and the running of Dan Herron who finished with 190 yards on 21 carries. The ruckus crowd seem to really affect the inexperienced Matt McGloin who threw into coverage several times with two of those passes resulting in 12 points for the Buckeyes. Final Score, Buckeyes 38, Penn State 14.

    Terrelle Pryor stated that he played poorly this week and that his leadership was his only addition to this week’s win. Normally Pryor’s big games, except for last year’s bowl game, have come against the weaker opponents and his weaker performances have come against the better opponents. Maybe Pryor can reverse this pattern at Iowa City. The Buckeyes need to win next week to stay in the Big Ten Championship Hunt. They also will be rooting for the Spartans since they do not want to lose the head to head tie-breaker to the Badgers.

    Big Ten Analyst-John Jacobson

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