Here’s what Ohio State head coach Ryan Day had to say after the Buckeyes’ tough win over the Maryland Terrapins.
The top teams in college football had far from the easiest days in Week 12. The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines barely survived against the Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs kicked a run-off, game-winning field goal to beat the Baylor Bears. Just like their counterparts in the Top 4, No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes had to battle it out against the Maryland Terrapins.
Despite Maryland cutting their deficit to 33-30 in the fourth quarter, Ohio State pulled away with a 43-30 victory. More importantly, they maintain their undefeated record, as they face off against the lossless Michigan Wolverines in the much-anticipated regular-season finale.
Everything Ryan Day said after Ohio State’s win over Maryland
Day praised the performance of freshman running back Dallan Hayden, who ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. One of those touchdowns happened to be a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, and the Buckeyes didn’t relinquish the lead ever again.
Now, Ohio State will be getting ready for “The Game.” The Buckeyes are out for revenge after Michigan defeated them last year to earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game, which they won to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff. Whoever wins the 2022 matchup can feasibly experience the same thing.
Day spoke about being 11-0 in what could very well be the most anticipated regular season game of the season.
Day was also asked about the status of running back Miyan Williams, who suffered an ankle injury last week against the Indiana Hoosiers, and missed the game against Maryland. After the game, Day said the hope is that he could return next week for the Michigan matchup.
Ohio State pulled away from Maryland, and now are one win over Michigan away from making the Big Ten title game.