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OSU, Pryor rout Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Terrelle Pryor threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another score, leading No. 9 Ohio State to a 33-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday night.

The Buckeyes (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) gave up their first points in nine quarters, but ran away with their 16th straight Big Ten road win, one short of tying the conference record.

Indiana (3-2, 0-2) did little right in its second straight loss. The Hoosiers had three turnovers and gave up a safety after a bad snap on a punt, falling to Ohio State for the 15th straight time.

The Buckeyes were nearly flawless. Brandon Saine ran 17 times for 113 yards, a career-high.

The Hoosiers ended Ohio State’s scoreless streak early in the second quarter when Ben Chappell hooked up with Tandon Doss on a 7-yard TD pass. They were hoping for a better showing after nearly upsetting Michigan the week before in Ann Arbor.

Instead, Pryor finished 16 of 27 for 159 yards and rushed 16 times for 63 yards. He heaved a late interception with about six minutes to play in the game, up 33-7.

By then, it was only a statistical blip on an excellent performance.

Ohio State took a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter, courtesy of Pryor’s 5-yard TD pass to Duron Carter.

Indiana closed to 10-7 early on Doss’ score, but Pryor needed just three plays to answer. He found DeVier Posey for a 23-yard TD pass to make it 17-7, then closed out the first half scoring with an 8-yard TD pass to Zach Boren.

Pryor sealed it with a 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.

Chappell was 20 of 34 for 210 yards with two interceptions and two touchdowns, the second as time ran out.

Ohio State stats

No. 9 OHIO ST. 33, INDIANA 14

Ohio St. 10 14 2 7 — 33

Indiana 0 7 0 7 — 14

First Quarter

OSU—FG Pettrey 46, 12:10.

OSU—Carter 5 pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick), 7:29.

Second Quarter

Ind—Doss 7 pass from Chappell (Freeland kick), 12:50.

OSU—Posey 23 pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick), 11:46.

OSU—Z.Boren 8 pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick), 1:10.

Third Quarter

OSU—Safety, 8:22.

Fourth Quarter

OSU—Pryor 1 run (Pettrey kick), 12:05.

Ind—Ernest 5 pass from Chappell (Freeland kick), :00.

A—51,500.

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OSU Ind

First downs 29 11

Rushes-yards 47-219 26-18

Passing 159 210

Comp-Att-Int 16-27-1 20-34-2

Return Yards 45 9

Punts-Avg. 3-35.0 7-41.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-15 9-87

Time of Possession 34:17 25:43

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ohio St., Saine 17-113, Pryor 16-63, J.Hall 11-37, Sanzenbacher 1-7, Bauserman 1-0, Team 1-(minus 1). Indiana, Willis 11-23, Doss 2-16, Burgess 5-16, Evans 1-3, McCray 1-1, Payton 1-0, Team 1-(minus 14), Chappell 4-(minus 27).

PASSING—Ohio St., Pryor 16-27-1-159. Indiana, Chappell 20-34-2-210.

RECEIVING—Ohio St., Posey 4-51, Carter 3-16, Sanzenbacher 2-25, Small 2-20, Saine 2-19, Ballard 1-10, L.Thomas 1-10, Z.Boren 1-8. Indiana, Doss 6-96, Belcher 4-48, T.Turner 3-25, McCray 2-15, Ernest 2-11, Evans 2-9, Burgess 1-6.