I was pleased with how Ohio State competed against Texas. The last two bowl games against Florida and LSU were over by halftime; this game literally went down to the final seconds.
Where was the turning point in the game? I believe the third quarter, when Ohio State's offense had two series back to back when they went out three and out.
Terrelle Pryor's passing statistics should give someone an idea as to what I am talking about: 5-of-14, for 66 yards; that's almost 5 yards per pass. Compare those stats to Todd Boeckman's: 5-11, for 110 yards and 1 touchdown; that's around 10 yards per pass.
I find it odd that people suggest Terrelle Pryor will leave for the NFL after his junior season. Unless Pryor has aspirations of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Pryor needs every possible repetition at quarterback he can possibly get the next three seasons to fulfill his NFL quarterback ambitions.
Think about other college quarterbacks who run or play in a spread offense. Does anyone think Pryor is a better passer right now than West Virginia's Pat White? Missouri's Chase Daniel? Florida's Tim Tebow?
Again, congratulations to Texas for its Fiesta Bowl win. I can only suspect Ohio State's coaching staff will look back at this game's third quarter and second-guess their handling of their quarterback situation.