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A crowd of 65,223 on hand to watch Spring Game presented by Nationwide

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State gray team defeated the scarlet team, 17-14, in the 2010 Spring Game presented by Nationwide Saturday at Ohio Stadium. A crowd of 65,223 was in attendance on a pleasant but gray day.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor played only the first quarter for the Scarlet. After a three-and-out first drive, he was sharp the rest of the way and completed 8-of-12 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown. He found Dane Sanzenbacher four times for 61 yards.

The Gray was led offensively by senior wide receiver Taurian Washington, who had three catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. With 1:04 remaining in the game, red-shirt freshman quarterback Kenny Guiton threw a 45-yard pass to Washington to give Gray a 17-14 lead. Guiton was 11-of-21 for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

Fifth-year senior placekicker Devin Barclay missed a 56-yard field goal with two seconds left in an attempt to tie the game.

True freshman kicker Drew Basil kicked a 42-yard field early in the fourth quarter to give the Gray a 10-7 lead. Scarlet took a 14-10 lead after running back Bo DeLande scored on a four-yard touchdown with under five minutes remaining.

The game was tied at 7-all at halftime. Scarlet had 272 yards of offense with Pryor’s 108-yards passing the signature stat. Gray had 239 yards with 167 passing yards from Guiton and 32 rushing yards from Dan Herron. Scarlet quarterback Joe Bauserman led his squad in rushing with 35 yards.

Guiton steered the Gray to a touchdown on its opening possession. He hit DeVier Posey for 14 yards on the fourth play of the series and came right back with a 28-yard scoring strike to Washington on the very next play to cap the five-play, 65-yard drive.

It didn’t take Pryor and the Scarlet long to respond with a game-tying touchdown: 1:37 to be exact. Pryor dropped back to pass four consecutive times, completed all four, including a drive-opening 23-yard completion to Jake Stoneburner and a 12-yarder to Sanzenbacher to tie the score at 7-apiece. The Scarlet drive covered 78 yards…all through the air.

There was just one turnover in the first half: Scarlet’s Chris Maxwell, a fourth-year junior, leaped high to intercept a long pass from Justin Siems with 1:37 to play in the first half.

Gray junior linebacker Etienne Sabino led with five solo stops in the half.