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OSU Offensive Identity Becoming Clear

Five games into the 2008 season, the calling card of the Ohio State offense is starting to become clear. Chris Wells, who made his return after missing three games, and Terrelle Pryor helped the Buckeyes to their best rushing day since 2005, and afterward the Buckeyes said they hope to make that success on the ground a continued theme.

Alex Boone didn't hesitate to answer the question, though he rarely does. When asked last Tuesday, Sept. 23, if the Ohio State football team had an offensive identity, the senior offensive tackle wasted less time than usual in formulating an answer. "Running the ball," he said. "That's what we've always been good at. Just pounding the ball. With Beanie out, it kind of hurt us a little bit. I...

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