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Oct. 29, 2005

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Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith gets off a pass under pressure from Minnesota nose tackle Anthony Montgomery during the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Ohio State cornerback Keith Massey shoves Minnesota tailback Laurence Maroney, left, out of bounds after a 12-yard gain during the frist quarter. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Ohio State’s Ted Gin Jr. runs past Minnesota’s Logan Payne, left, for a 100-yard kickoff touchdown return during the first quarter.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Minnesota safety John Pawielski, right, up-ends Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez after an 11-yard gain during the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney, right, carries the ball and Ohio State defender Ashton Youboty for yardage during the first quarter.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Minnesota wide receiver Jared Ellerson, back, pulls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Bryan Cupito in front of Ohio State corrnerback Ashton Youboty, left, during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel encourages his team during the second quarter against Minnesota. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Ohio State’s Santonio Holmes, right, dives into the end zone for a touchdown after escapeing the crasp of Minnesota’s John Pawielski during the third quarter.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Ohio State corner back Malcolm Jenkins bats a pass from Minnesota running back Lawrence Maroney to quarterback Bryan Cupito during the third quarter.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Ohio State running back Antonio Pittman falls into the end zone with a third quarter touchdown as Minnesota’s Dominic Jones hangs on.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Ohio State linebacker Antony Schlegel congratulates defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock after Pitcock recovered a fumble by Minnesota tailback Laurence Maroney during the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Minnesota quarterback Bryan Cupito completes a pass to a teammate under the reach of Ohio State defensive end Jay Richardson during the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)