Ohio State letting Pryor be a quarterback

PASADENA, Calif. -- Ohio State's biggest question entering the Rose Bowl presented by Citi was how much freedom Jim Tressel would give to quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

After one half, we've got our answer: a lot.

Pryor attempted only 17 passes in his final three games of the regular season, as Ohio State ran an offense geared toward no mistakes, especially from the quarterback. He already has 24 pass attempts today and has helped Ohio State convert five of 11 third downs.

Pryor has no more than 31 pass attempts in a game this season. Of course, that came in a dreadful loss to Purdue.