PASADENA, Calif. ( Jan. 1, 2010) - The #8 Ohio State Buckeyes came, saw and conquered the #7 Oregon Ducks 26-17 in the Rose Bowl on Friday.
Up two with just over seven minutes to play, Bucks QB Terrelle Pryor connected with WR DeVier Posey on a 17-yard touchdown pass to seal the win and snap a 3-game losing skid in BCS games.
Pryor passed for 267 yards, completing 23 of 37 attempts and tossed a couple of touchdown passes. He also ran for 73 yards.
That's quite the reverse of his last BCS appearance in last season's Fiesta Bowl, where the then freshman was limited to 13 pass attempts, 66 yards, zero scores, and a loss to Texas.
OSU dominated the Ducks offensively. The Bucks held a 419-260 advantage in total offense, converted 26 first downs to Oregon's 12, completed 11-of-21 3rd downs to the Ducks 2-of-11, and held a commanding 41:37 time of possession.
Not to say Oregon is not a good team. The Ducks were in fact the 2009 Pac-10 Champions, which is great considering their season-opening loss to Boise State.
Down 10-0 to OSU, the Ducks hit a short field goal before tying the game when LeGarrette Blount scurried in from three yards out, knotting it at 10.
QB Jeremiah Masoli scored his lone TD on a 1-yard scamper to open the second half to give Oregon the slight 17-16 lead before Pryor and Ohio State took over.