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Big Game Troy thrives in pressure-packed games

Updated: January 7, 2007, 12:41 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is a look in Troy Smith's eyes these days.

A Vince Young look in his eyes.

A look that says, "There's no way Ohio State is losing while I'm wearing its uniform."

Young had that look at this time last year, in the run-up to Texas' upset of USC to win the national championship. The confidence was unmistakable. The charisma was palpable. The leadership was remarkable. And the end result -- an epic performance in the Rose Bowl -- was certainly memorable.

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