PISCATAWAY, NJ — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters following Ohio State’s 56-21 win over Rutgers. It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but it was certainly something. Day answered questions about his team, the game, and the schedule ahead of them with Penn State next week and Michigan the week after. Here are the highlights.
+ Played well in the first half, then decided to go with the second-team guys and it got sloppy a bit at the end.
+ They kept Justin Fields in at the start of the second half because they didn’t think they had enough points at 35-7. After they scored to open the half, they decided that was enough points.
+ The focus now is on Penn State and this next run. They talked very little about this game afterward in the locker room.
+ It’s hard to have great chemistry when you’re mixing in so many twos. It’s hard to gauge your team in November when that happens. He’s not going to put too much stock in this game.
+ Jaelen Gill had one of his better weeks of practice and lo and behold he makes a big play in this one. That’s how it goes.
+ Rutgers played hard at the end and they were going a good job of fighting.
+ JK Dobbins wanted to play in the second half, but they sat him.
+ If Justin Fields and JK Dobbins were playing four quarters every week, they’d be at the top of the Heisman talk. They shouldn’t be punished for not playing as much because of the blowouts.
+ The good thing with the blowouts is that they have created depth.
+ The team will be fired up to have Chase Young back.
+ Instilling discipline is all about creating habits and the defense showed good discipline throughout the game.