You completely contradicted yourself:
Reading about what the Offense is trying to do in the preseason and all season long, I don't see how anyone should be surprised at what happened when we lost pryor's legs. That is the outside run game, pryor. This offense is deadly with a healthy Pryor, and lost without him because it is SOOOOOOOO Pryor centric. This offense is truly tailored to what he brings to the offense, just like the Beokman/Beanie years offenses were centered around Beanie.
Pryor is not the primary ball carrier in the rushing game, not in terms of carries.
The point you are dancing around here by qualifying your statement: Terrelle Pryor is the leading rusher on this team (by about 25%). Sure, Boom Herron gets more carries, that just screams to the underlying inefficiency of the offense and the critical fault that I have been screaming about for three weeks, they need a running back to take this load off.
I agree that TP is probably going to be more resilient the Robinson, simply because F=ma, but if he is "the outside run game" in order for us to have an outside run game we are risking the most important part of our team. Teams hit QBs different, they just do. As we saw with EMU we are one cheap shot away from losing our entire offense as it is currently constructed. How does this team win on the road in Iowa when it is 13 degrees and windy, or 42deg and rainy? We need to be able to run the ball, between the tackles with someone that is NOT Terrelle Pryor.
As for the game margin, I was never concerned about Illinois offense scoring later in the game, but that game was 17-13 until the Buckeyes scored a TD at the 2:47 mark in the 4th qtr. The Buckeyes were a fumble return away from potentially losing this game. Hell they got the ball back with 4:36 and scored the TD with a lot of help from penalties. Dude, that game was a lot closer than 11pts implies.
Again, I am not chicken little here, but if you watched that Illinois game and you still feel that the current OSU status quo is good enough right now, then I would like to live in that world where raindrops turn into gum drops and lollipops. The defense is great, the secondary is still a bit untested, but the line has played very well.
As for Nate Williams, he has been good, not great. I didn't realize he was in as many plays this week (I do remember the big sack for loss of 11), but if you say 9 tackles I am not going to argue. I just haven't seen him really do it as a pass rusher this year, not at the level that I convinced myself he would perform at. I legitimately thought he could be a 1st/2nd round pick this year, I would say no chance this year. The Bucks have not gotten consistent PR from the edge this year from the front 4. Most of the pressure has been Larimore, Heyward, and Simon inside.