2009: a look at 15 Ohio State season openers in 15 days

Staff Writer
Buckeye Xtra
Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor tries to get around Navy's Blake Carter (1) during a NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, September 5, 2009. (photo by Jonathan Quilter)

Ohio State 31, Navy 27

Sept. 5, 2009

Who knew that the U.S. Navy would be so hard to beat? After a Midshipmen touchdown cut the Buckeyes' lead to 29-27 late in the fourth quarter, Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle intercepted quarterback Ricky Dobbs and returned the ball 99 yards to steal the two extra points the Midshipmen needed to tie the score. Navy’s unusual run-based offense confused Ohio State and set up two surprise passing touchdowns for Dobbs. It was nearly enough to offset the Buckeyes offense, led by 204 all-purpose yards for quarterback Terrell Pryor.

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