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Rose Bowl: Ohio State is ready to go

January 1, 2010 |  1:13 pm

Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor took to the Rose Bowl turf about 90 minutes before kickoff and appeared to be moving well despite the torn ligament in his left knee that has plagued him since October.

Wearing a T-shirt and shorts, Pryor did not run hard in warmups but was stepping into his passes on the injured knee, firing hard spirals of up to 30 yards.

"It feels a little weak. But I can't really worry about that stuff," Pryor said earlier in the week. "I've got to play through it."

Pryor, a sophomore, threw for 1,828 yards and 18 touchdowns this season while leading the team in rushing with 707 yards and seven scores. He said he didn't plan to wear any type of protective brace on his knee against Oregon.

Kickers Devin Barclay and Aaron Pettrey also looked good in warmups with Pettrey, kicking with a slight breeze at his back, hitting a 50-yard field goal try through the north goalposts.

-- Kevin Baxter