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OSU offense beats defense

COLUMBUS — In the scrimmage held every August between Ohio State’s offensive and defensive units, the offense ran around 140 plays and scored one touchdown.

And that was enough to win.

Amazingly, that was fine with coach Jim Tressel, who was pleased that the offense had just one turnover.

Terrelle Pryor, singled out by many publications as a front-runner in the Heisman Trophy race, didn’t do much all day before connecting with Taurian Washington on a 25-yard touchdown pass for the lone touchdown.

The defense had won the last two scrimmages, thus earning the right to wear scarlet jerseys in practice all season.

The practice was Ohio State’s 20th since camp opened on Aug. 8. The Buckeyes open against Marshall on Sept. 2.