Pryor, who was the subject of intense scrutiny for shoddy play in last weekend’s stunning 26-18 upset at Purdue, threw for 239 yards on 13-of-25 attempts and ran for 104 more on 15 carries.
DeVier Posey made eight catches for 161 yards and caught both of Pryor’s TD passes for the Buckeyes (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten), who had won four straight games prior to last weekend and outscored their opponent 132-27 during the stretch following a close loss to USC on September 12.
Jermil Martin and Jordan Hall both ran for scores in the win as Ohio State racked up 509 yards of offense.
Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber struggled again, completing 10-of-23 passes for 112 yards with two interceptions.
MarQueis Gray took over and was 5-of-6 for 51 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown to Troy Stoudermire Jr. Gray also ran for 81 yards on 11 carries for the Gophers (4-4, 2-3), who suffered a 20-0 loss last weekend at Penn State.
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