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Oregon Comes up Short in Rose Bowl, 26-17

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ohio State's bowl woes are over, thanks

to a sturdy defense and a quarterback who finally played up to his

enormous potential.

Terrelle Pryor passed for a season-high 266 yards and two

touchdowns, rushed for 72 more and threw a 17-yard scoring pass to

DeVier Posey with 7:02 to play, ending the No. 8 Buckeyes'

three-game BCS skid with a 26-17 victory over No. 7 Oregon in the

Rose Bowl on Friday.

Posey had eight catches for 101 yards, and Brandon Saine caught

an early TD pass for the Buckeyes (11-2), who put together a

remarkably fluid offensive performance in their first trip to

Pasadena since 1997.