Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pryor Airs it Out in Spring Game

The annual Spring game signals the official beginning of the college football season in Columbus. With early polls ranking the Buckeyes anywhere from #3 to #10 in the nation in the preseason, excitement levels are high. However, after Columbus hears about Terrelle Pryor's new found passing skills, things are bound to get downright feverish in the Buckeye state.

Pryor and his scarlet-jerseyed teammates flat-out stunned the opposing gray team, the fans, and sports writers around the nation as they managed a whopping 340 yards of offense through the air. 285 of those yards came off the arm of Pryor, who connected on 16 of 20 passes, scoring two touchdowns, and throwing no interceptions. Ray Small was the primary beneficiary, catching 5 balls for 98 yards and a score. Junior Dane Sanzebacher caught six for 80, as he worked under the linebackers and between the safeties. Sophomore Lamaar Thomas made a case for more playing time by taking his only catch 43 yards for a score, breaking what looked like a dozen tackles along the way.

The Spring game is more of a glorified exhibition game than anything else, so fans should be careful with their optimism, but one thing is for sure - Pryor has the arm to go with the legs. If he can get both going at the same time, the Buckeye offense might just be unstoppable.


DatNDaz said...

95,000 in attendance is pretty impressive too. I thought they only got it up like that down south.

And I thought ND getting 40,000 was something...