Pryor's 4 TD passes lead Buckeyes, 28-10
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Terrelle Pryor took charge of Ohio State's offense, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the sluggish Buckeyes to a 28-10 victory over Troy on Saturday. In the wake of an ugly 35-3 defeat at top-ranked Southern California, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel had said that the nation's top quarterback recruit last spring and fifth-year senior Todd Boeckman would split the job 50-50 against the Trojans (2-1). Pryor became the first true freshman to start for the Buckeyes in 30 years, since Art Schlichter in 1978. He played all but two snaps until the game was decided - and an under-capacity crowd loudly booed Boeckman when he threw a first-half incompletion on one of those. Pryor's touchdown passes covered 39 and 16 yards to Brian Hartline, 13 yards to Rory Nichol and 38 yards to Brian Robiskie. The 6-foot-6 standout from Jeannette, Pa., who won't attend his first college class until next week, completed 10 of 16 passes for 139 yards with one interception. He also ran 14 times for 66 yards. Still, the Buckeyes (3-1) led just 14-10 at the start of the fourth quarter, at which point Troy had more first downs and total yards. But Ohio State turned two punts from the Troy end zone in the fourth quarter into short touchdown drives. Pryor's four TD passes set a school freshman record for one game - and for a season.