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#4 Ohio State Football Postgame Notes: Buckeyes 49 Green Wave 6

GAME NOTES WRITTEN BY LEANN PARKER; COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

Today marked the return of head coach Urban Meyer to the sidelines

QB Dewayne Haskins continues to shine completing 21-24 for 304 yards and 5 touchdowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ohio State has won nine consecutive games, the second-longest winning streak in FBS.
  • Ohio State improved to 24-2 over the last seven years in the month of September.
  • The Buckeyes improved to 41-3 at home under head coach Urban Meyer.
  • Ohio State scored on its opening possession for the fourth consecutive game.
  • Ohio State has outscored its opponents 66-14 in the first quarter this season.
  • The Buckeyes totaled 425 yards of offense in the first half. It marked the second time this season Ohio State eclipsed the 400-yard mark in a half after recording 407 against Oregon State Sept. 1.
  • Dwayne Haskins has three 300-yard passing games in the first four weeks of the season and moved into a tie for third place on the career 300-yard passing games list. Joe Germaine and J.T. Barrett share the record with eight.
  • Haskins’ 16 touchdown passes through four games are the second-most in Big Ten history. Kyle Orton threw 17 to start the 2004 season.
  • Sixteen different players have scored touchdowns for the Buckeyes through four games. Last year, 16 different players scored touchdowns during the entire season.
  • With a pair of touchdown catches, Parris Campbell now has a team-high five touchdown receptions in 2018.
  • Campbell’s previous career high of receptions in a game was six (on three different occasions) with a receiving yardage high of 136 at Indiana to open the 2017 season. Campbell eclipsed both totals in the first half against the Green Wave, tallying eight catches for 147 yards.
  • The contest marked Campbell’s first game with multiple receiving scores.
  • Saturday marked the first time five different Buckeyes caught a touchdown pass since Ohio State accomplished the feat Sept. 3, 2016, against Bowling Green.
  • Binjimen Victor’s 31-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was his first of the season.
  • Garyn Prater and Jaelen Gill each recorded their first career reception for the Buckeyes.
  • Thirteen different Buckeyes caught a pass against the Green Wave.
  • Ohio State tallied 14 tackles for loss in the win.

 

 

PHOTOS BY Megasportsnews.com

 

Ohio State Football Notes: Tulane Green Wave visits Columbus

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF OHIO STATE ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fresh off of a 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU last Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, No. 4 Ohio State returns to Ohio Stadium and welcomes Tulane for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon on BTN.

The Buckeyes are off to a 3-0 start thanks in large part to a third quarter surge that saw both the offense and defense make big plays on the way to Saturday’s win over TCU.

Ohio State’s neutral field win over No. 15 TCU Saturday gave the Buckeyes a 3-0 record this season with all three victories coming against Power 5 schools. Ohio State is the only school in the country with three Power 5 wins to date, although both BYU and Duke have two Power 5 road wins; BYU over Arizona and Wisconsin; Duke over Northwestern and Baylor.

Mike Weber surpassed the 2,000-yard career rushing milestone last Saturday, finishing with 18 carries for 64 yards. He has 2,003 yards in his 28-game career. Weber is the 26th Ohio State running back to reach 2,000 career yards.

A LOOK AT THE TULANE GREEN WAVE

Under third-year head coach Willie Fritz, Tulane is 1-2 this season and coming off a 31-24 setback last week against UAB. In that game, UAB’s Logan Scott broke a 24-all tie with just 2:19 to play when he caught a 14-yard touchdown pass. Tulane had tied the game in the third quarter and battled back from a 21-7 halftime deficit.

Four different players have at least 19 rushing attempts thus far for Tulane, led by Corey Dauphine (19 carries, 240 yards, three TD) and Darius Bradwell (39 carries, 218 yards). Quarterback Jonathan Banks also has 33 carries and has scored a touchdown.

The tandem of Darnell Mooney and Terren Encalade have 29 catches thus far for 556 yards and five TD.

The Green Wave roster features one player from the state of Ohio – redshirt freshman defensive end Justin Walton, who is a Cleveland native.

A LOOK BACK AT BUCKEYES 40-28 WIN AT TCU LAST SATURDAY

• The Buckeyes are off to a 3-0 start thanks in large part to a third quarter surge that saw both the off ense and defense makes big plays on the way to Saturday’s win over TCU. • QB Dwayne Haskins continued his impressive early-season play, throwing for a career high 344 yards and connecting on two third-quarter TD passes – 63 yards to Parris Campbell and 14 yards to K.J. Hill – while also adding a game-clinching 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. • Haskins’ 344 yards was the seventh most in single-game program history. • The defense was keyed by DT De’Mont Jones, who fi nished with six tackles (a career high), two TFLs, a sack and a key 28-yard interception return for a TD that gave Ohio State a 26-21 lead late in the third quarter. • RBs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber also had standout performances, combining to carry the ball 38 times for 185 yards. Dobbins had the seventh 100-yard game of his career, fi nishing with 121 on 18 carries. The tandom has combined for 563 yards and four touchdowns through three games.

NOTABLE NOTES FROM TCU • Ohio State improved to 7-0 all-time in the state of Texas. • Nick Bosa recorded a sack for the sixth straight game. He left the game with an injury in the third quarter. An update on his status was not available at the time of the printing of this release. • Davon Hamilton and Dre’Mont Jones had defensive TDs in the game for Ohio State. The last time the Buckeyes scored two defensive touchdowns in the same game was Nov. 5, 2016 against Nebraska (INT returns by Damon Webb and Malik Hooker). • Ohio State improved to 21-7 all-time in indoor games • For the fi rst time in program history, Ohio State played two consecutive “road” games at the same site. The Buckeyes ended the 2017 season at AT&T Stadium in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and opened up its 2018 road schedule at the same stadium.

RANKINGS & STATISTICS OHIO STATE TULANE No. 4/No. 4 ………..Associated Press Top 25/Amway Coaches Poll ……………….. NA 260.7 (17th) …………………..Rush Yards/Game (National Rank) …………….199.3 (52nd) 348.0 (9th) ………………………………….Pass Yards/Game ……………………………. 217.0 (78th) 608.7 (3rd) ………………………………..Total Off ense/Game ……………………….. 416.3 (72nd) 345.7 (52nd) ……………………………. Total Defense/Game ………………………..465.3 (110th) 56.3 (2nd) ……………………………………….Points/Game ………………………………… 27.6 (86th) 20.7 (45th) ……………………………..Opponent Points/Game ………………………..23.6 (64th)

4 Four of Dwayne Haskins’ 11 touchdown passes have gone for 30 yards or more. Included was a 63-yard TD pass to Parris Campbell Saturday vs. TCU in Arlington.

1 Urban Meyer has an .851 career winning percentage (177-31). It is tops among active coaches and third-best all-time, trailing only Knute Rockne and Frank Leahy.

15 Fifteen diff erent plays have already scored touchdowns through the fi rst three games. Last year, 16 diff erent players scored TDs during the entire season.

CHAMPIONS VS. TCU Off ense: OT Isaish Prince, OC Michael Jordan, OT Thayer Munford, OG Demetrius Knox, OG Malcolm Pridgeon, RB J.K. Dobbins, WR K.J. Hill, WR Johnnie Dixon, WR Binjimen Victor, WR Terry McLaurin, WR Parris Campbell. Player of the Game: QB Dwayne Haskins Defense: DE Nick Bosa, DT Robert Landers, DE Jonathon Cooper, DT Davon Hamilton, LB Malik Harrison, SAF Jordan Fuller. Player of the Game: Dre’Mont Jones Special Teams Player of the Game: Johnnie Dixon

RYAN DAY’S TENURE • Ryan Day returns this week to his role as off ensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach after also handling acting head coach responsibilities through the fi rst three games and leading the Buckeyes to a 3-0 start with three Power 5 victories.

900TH VICTORY FOR OHIO STATE • Ohio State has moved into sole possession of second place for most victories in college football history with its victory over Rutgers. Ohio State became the second school, offi cially, to reach 900 victories on the FBS level with its win over Rutgers Sept. 8. Most Wins in College Football History Football Bowl Subdivision No. Wins School 1. 945 ……………………………………….Michigan 2. 901 …………………………………….. Ohio State 3. 900……………………………………………. Texas 4. 894 ………………………………………. Alabama 5. 893 ………………………………………Nebraska 6. 888 ………………………………….Notre Dame 7. 887 ……………………………………..Oklahoma 8. 881 ……………………………………..Penn State 9. 835 ……………………………………………….USC 10. 835 …………………………………….Tennessee

EIGHT STRAIGHT WINS • Ohio State has won eight consecutive games dating back to last season, the second longest streak in FBS. Current FBS Winning Streaks Central Florida …………………………………………. 15 Ohio State …………………………………………….8 Buff alo and Duke ……………………………………….6 Alabama, Oklahoma St., Lousiana Tech …..5

HASKINS BY THE NUMBERS • Dwayne Haskins’ 344 yards last Saturday against TCU was the seventh high singlegame passing total in school history and the 31st 300-yard game in school history. • Joe Germaine is the current singleseason passing yards leader with 3,330 in 1998. Through the fi rst three games of their respective seasons, Haskins is 228 yards ahead of Germaine’s pace (890 for Haskins, 662 for Germaine). • Haskins is No. 13 nationally in total passing yards, No. 9 in completion percentage (72.5), No. 5 in touchdown passes (11) and No. 8 in QB rating (192.3).

WEBER REACHES CAREER MILESTONE • Mike Weber surpassed the 2,000-yard career rushing milestone last Saturday, fi nishing with 18 carries for 64 yards. He has 2,003 yards in his 28-game career. • Weber is the 26th Ohio State running back to reach 2,000 career yards. • Ohio State ranks second nationally in the number of career 1,000-yard rushers (69) and No. 3 nationally in running backs who have gained 2,000 career yards (26).

DRE’MONT JONES IS B1G DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK • For the third time in as many weeks, a Buckeye was honored by the Big Ten with a weekly award on Monday. • DT Dre’Mont Jones earned the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week honors for his six six-tackle eff ort against TCU that included two TFLs, a sack, pass breakup and interception that he returned 28 yards for a TD in the third quarter to put Ohio State ahead for good, 26-21. • The six tackles for Jones represented a career high and the interception was the fi rst of his career. • Previously, Dwayne Haskins was the Big Ten’s Off ensive Player of the Week (Sept. 3) and Tate Martell was the Freshman of the Week (Sept. 10).

SCOUTING TULANE • Under third-year head coach Willie Fritz, Tulane is 1-2 this season and coming off a 31-24 setback last week against UAB. • In that game, UAB’s Logan Scott broke a 24-all tie with just 2:19 to play when he caught a 14-yard touchdown pass. Tulane had tied the game in the third quarter and battled back from a 21-7 halftime defi cit. • Four diff erent players have at least 19 rushing attempts thus far for Tulane, led by Corey Dauphine (19 carries, 240 yards, three TD) and Darius Bradwell (39 carries, 218 yards). Quarterback Jonathan Banks also has 33 carries and has scored a touchdown. • The tandem of Darnell Mooney and Terren Encalade have 29 catches thus far for 556 yards and fi ve TD. • Tulane opened the season with a 23- 17 loss at home to Wake Forest before rebounding with a 42-17 win over Nicholls State. • The Green Wave roster features one player from the state of Ohio – redshirt freshman defensive end Justin Walton, who is a Cleveland native.

OHIO STADIUM: HONORED ABOVE OTHERS The 2018 season marks the 97th season of Ohio State home games in Ohio Stadium. Ohio State has a .785 winning percentage in Ohio Stadium with a record of 438-112-20 and 570 games played. No school with at least 500 games played in its home facility has a better winning percentage at home than Ohio State does at Ohio Stadium. Highest Home Winning Percentage (500+ home games in current stadium) .786 – Ohio State (438-112-20 in Ohio Stadium) 2. .775 – Tennessee (465-128-17 in Neyland Stadium) 3. .760 – Michigan (426-129-15 in Michigan Stadium) 4. .757 – Nebraska (415-131-13 in Memorial Stadium) 5. .755 – USC (449-136-27 in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)

MEYER NO. 1 IN ACTIVE WINNING PERCENTAGE Minimum 10 years at FBS school 1. .851 – Urban Meyer, Ohio State 2. .813 – Chris Petersen, Washington 4. .782 – Nick Saban, Alabama 3. .779 – Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M 5. .776 – Dabo Swinney, Clemson 6. .757 – David Shaw, Stanford 7. .727 – Mark Richt, Miami 8. .736 – Gary Patterson, TCU 9. .728 – Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 10. .709 – Bobby Petrino, Louisville

OHIO STATE ON THE CUSP OF NO. 1 • Ohio State enters the 2018 college football season – the 129th in school history – on the cusp of being the No. 1 program in the history of college football in terms of winning percentage. Ohio State is currently fourth in all-time winning percentage, but just .04 percentage points behind No. 1. Ohio State is No. 2 all-time in wins with 901.

TOUCHDOWN BUCKEYES! • Ohio State’s off ense has produced more off ensive touchdowns than every major school in the country except one over the last seven seasons. Ohio State is also one of only three schools to score over 400 touchdowns from scrimmage in that time. Ohio State’s 432 off ensive touchdowns are 107 more than the next closest Big Ten Conference team’s total. Most TDs Scored: Nationally 2012-18 1. Oregon …………………………………………….445 2. Ohio State …………………………………..432 3. Baylor ……………………………………………….425 4. Oklahoma ………………………………………..403 5. Clemson ……………………………………………391 Most TDs Scored: Big Ten 2012-18 1. Ohio State …………………………………..432 2. Wisconsin …………………………………………323 3. Nebraska………………………………………… 300 4. Penn State ……………………………………… 299 5. Indiana ……………………………………………..284

IT’S CALLED “FANDEMONIUM” • Want fan support? Got fan support! Ohio State led the nation in “total fan attendance” last season – all fans at home, away and neutral site games – and it also led the nation in total home attendance. And excluding bowl games, Ohio State was also the most watched team on the TV networks (ABC/ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS, FOX, and FS1) during the regular season and conference title game weekends. 2017 Total Attendance: Home, Away, Neutral 1. Ohio State …………………….. 1.25 million 2. Georgia ……………………………….1.24 million 3. Alabama ……………………………..1.22 million 4. Auburn ……………………………………1.1 million Penn State ……………………………..1.1 million Source: National Football Foundation

DO YOU LIKE TO WIN? COME TO OHIO STATE • Ohio State is as dominant a program this century as any, and the results are indicative of this. Comparing the Buckeyes’ achievements since 2000 with a select group of schools will fi nd Ohio State No. 1 in most conference titles, No. 1 in most 10-plus win seasons and No. 2 in most 12- plus win seasons. Ohio State is also No. 1 in conference winning percentage (.820) this century and tied for No. 2 in national titles. Most Conference Championships (Select schools; Since 2000) 8 – Ohio State …17-14-09-08-07-06-05-02 7 – USC ………………2017-08-07-06-04-03-02 7 – Flordia State…. 2014-13-12-05-03-02-00 5 – Alabama …………………….2016-15-14-12-09 4 – LSU …………………………………2011-07-03-01 4 – Clemson…………………………… 2017-16-15-11 3 – Florida ……………………………….2008-06-00 3 – Georgia ……………………………… 2017-05-02 3 – Wisconsin …………………………….. 2012-11-10 3 – Mich. State ………………………….. 2015-13-10 3 – Penn State ………………………….2016-08-05 3 – Michigan ……………………………2004-03-00 1 – Texas ……………………………………………..2009 Most 10-Win Seasons (Since 2000) 13 ………………………………………….. Ohio State 11 ………………………………………………………Georgia 11 ……………………………………………………. Alabama 10 …………………………………………………………..USC 9 …………………………………………………………. Texas 9 …………………………………………………..Wisconsin 9 ……………………………………………………………. LSU 8 ……………………………………………… Florida State 7 ……………………………………………………. Clemson 7 ……………………………………………………….. Florida 6 …………………………………………..Michigan State 6 …………………………………………………….Michigan 5 ………………………………………………….Penn State 4 ……………………………………………….Notre Dame Most 12-win seasons (Since 2000) 8 ……………………………………………………. Alabama 7 …………………………………………… Ohio State 3 …………………………………………………………. Texas 3 ……………………………………………………………. LSU 3 ……………………………………………… Florida State 3 ……………………………………………………. Clemson 3 ………………………………………………………Georgia 3 ……………………………………………………….. Florida 2 …………………………………………..Michigan State 2 …………………………………………………..Wisconsin 2 …………………………………………………………….USC

 

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL Rk. Team Record Points 1. Alabama (58) 3-0 1521 2. Georgia 3-0 1416 3. Clemson (3) 3-0 1405 4. Ohio State 3-0 1357 5. Oklahoma 3-0 1283 6. LSU 3-0 1241 7. Stanford 3-0 1055 8. Notre Dame 3-0 1034 9. Auburn 2-1 958 10. Penn State 3-0 947 Washington 2-1 947 12. West Virginia 2-0 841 13. Virginia Tech 2-0 816 14. Mississippi State 3-0 790 15. Oklahoma State 3-0 587 16. UCF 2-0 556 17. TCU 2-1 502 18. Wisconsin 2-1 486 19. Michigan 2-1 448 20. Oregon 3-0 399 21. Miami 2-1 362 22. Texas A&M 2-1 193 23. Boston College 3-0 130 24. Michigan State 1-1 86 25. BYU 2-1 75

 

AMWAY COACHES POLL Rk. Team Record Points 1 . Alabama (60) 3-0 1572 2. Clemson (2) 3-0 1477 3. Georgia 3-0 1436 4. Ohio State (1) 3-0 1405 5. Oklahoma 3-0 1339 6. LSU 3-0 1171 7. Stanford 3-0 1116 8. Notre Dame 3-0 1083 9. Penn State 3-0 1070 10. Virginia Tech 2-0 927 11. Auburn 2-1 921 12. Washington 2-1 909 13. West Virginia 2-0 824 14. Mississippi State 3-0 780 15. Oklahoma State 3-0 672 16. Wisconsin 2-1 626 17. TCU 2-1 508 18. UCF 2-0 500 19. Oregon 3-0 384 20. Miami 2-1 373 21. Michigan 2-1 354 22. Texas A&M 2-1 150 23. Michigan State 1-1 141 24. Boise State 2-1 114 25. Boston College 3-0 109

 

AROUND THE BIG TEN – WEEK FOUR Friday, Sept. 21 Penn State at Illinois TV: FS1 • 9 p.m. Satuday, Sept. 22 Boston College at Purdue TV: ESPN2 • Noon Nebraska at Michigan TV: FS1 • Noon Buff alo at Rutgers TV: BTN • Noon Minnesota at Maryland TV: BTN • Noon Tulane at Ohio State TV: BTN • 3:30 p.m. Michigan State at Indiana TV: BTN • 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Iowa TV: FOX • 8:30 p.m. BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 9/3 …….Dwayne Haskins ………….Off ensive 9/10 ……Tate Martell ………….. Co-Freshman 9/17 ……Dre’Mont Jones ………….Defensive OHIO STATE IN THE RANKINGS Date AP Coaches CFP Preseason 5 3 – Week 2 4 4 – Week 3 4 4 -

 

 

 

 

 

TCU Postgame Notes: Buckeyes 40 Horned Frogs 28

QUOTES WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF TCU SPORTS INFORMATION

 

No. 4 Ohio State 40, No. 15 TCU 28

Team Notes
* TCU had its first game with a 50-yard pass (51-yard touchdown, Shawn Robinson to TreVontae Hights) and a 50-yard rush (93-yard touchdown, Darius Anderson) since a 52-45 win at Kansas State in 2015.

* The Horned Frogs had three quarterback hurries, two by Ben Banogu and one by Ty Summers. In its opening two games, Ohio State allowed just one quarterback hurry.

* Over the last five seasons, TCU’s 42-14 overall record ranks second in the Big 12.

* TCU lost for the first time in seven games when College GameDay was present for its game.

* TCU is now 5-2 versus Big Ten opponents under head coach Gary Patterson.

* TCU dropped to 5-6 in its last 11 games versus teams ranked in the top five nationally.

* TCU had its third scoring drive under a minute this season. TCU has had one in each game in 2018.

* TCU fell to 44-18 in road and neutral-site games since 2009, the third-best mark nationally.

* TCU dropped to 38-13 on the road since 2009, the nation’s fourth-best record in that stretch.

* TCU ran for 203 yards and is now 89-6 when totaling at least 200 yards on the ground under Patterson.

* The Horned Frogs played at AT&T Stadium for the fifth time in the last nine seasons and are 2-3.

* TCU scored for the 323rd consecutive game. It’s the nation’s second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven’t been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991, at Texas (32-0).

* TCU and Ohio State met for the seventh time in their history, and first since 1973, with the Buckeyes holding a 5-1-1 series lead.

* TCU’s team captains were Ben BanoguKellton HollinsCordel Iwuagwu and Ty Summers.

* The Horned Frogs’ honorary captains were TCU All-Americans Jack Spikes and LaDainian Tomlinson. Spikes scored a touchdown in TCU’s 1957 win at Ohio State, while Tomlinson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year and now serves on TCU’s Board of Trustees.

* TCU wore a black jersey with black pants and a purple helmet.

Individual Notes
Darius Anderson’s 93-yard second quarter scoring run was the longest rushing play in TCU history, bettering the previous mark of 89 yards by LaDainian Tomlinson versus UTEP in 2000 and San Jose State in 1999.

* Anderson’s 93-yard touchdown run tied for the fourth-longest play from scrimmage in TCU history.

* Anderson’s 93-yard touchdown run was the longest play from scrimmage allowed by Ohio State in its history.

* Anderson’s 93-yard scoring run was also the longest rushing play for a college game in AT&T Stadium’s history.

* Anderson added a 16-yard third-quarter scoring run.

* With 154 yards on 12 carries, Anderson had his fourth career 100-yard rushing game. It was the second-best rushing game of his career, surpassed only by his 160 yards in last season’s 44-31 win at Oklahoma State last season.

* Anderson’s two touchdown runs gave him his first game with multiple rushing scores since he ran for three touchdowns in last season’svictory at No. 6 Oklahoma State.

* Anderson now has 11 career rushing touchdowns, most among current Horned Frogs.

Shawn Robinson posted career highs in completions (24), attempts (40) passing yards (308) and total offense (315).

Sewo Olonilua’s 6-yard first quarter scoring run was his first of the season and ninth of his career.

* Olonilua set a career-high with 14 carries.

Jalen Reagor’s seven receptions for 98 yards marked a career high. His 42-yard reception was his longest of the season.

TreVontae Hights’ 51-yard touchdown reception was his third career scoring grab on five catches. His 6-yard reception earlier in the game is his only reception under 42 yards.

Dylan Thomas caught two passes in his season debut, including a career-long 34 yard reception in the fourth quarter.

* Left tackle Anthony McKinney made his first career start.

Austin Myers started at right guard after starting at left tackle the opening two games.

Innis Gaines set career-highs with his team-best nine tackles and 3.5 stops for loss. The 3.5 tackles for loss were the most by a Horned Frog since Mat Boesen had 5.5 in last year’s regular-season finale versus Baylor.

Garret Wallow posted a career-high eight tackles.

Alec Dunham had his first career sack.

Ty Summers made his 27th career start, most among current Horned Frogs. He returned to linebacker after starting the opening two games at defensive end.

Adam Nunez had two punts downed at or inside the 10-yard line. Over the last two games, seven of his punts have been downed at or inside the 10.

TCU Postgame Quotes with head coach Gary Patterson

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Gary Patterson TCU head football coach 2007 photo By MaroonFrog - Own work, Public Domain, https en.wikipedia.org

TCU Quotes Coach Gary Patterson Ohio State vs. TCU Saturday, September 15, 2018 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

 

Q. Coach, your thoughts about tonight’s game. COACH PATTERSON: Well, I told them before the ball game that usually in yearly games, big games, you lose them more than you win them. And so when you can’t — you can’t give them 21 points. But, defensively, we had to turn up the knob late. We didn’t make a couple of adjustments. One touchdown was my fault. But outside of that, I thought our team played a really good football game. Ohio State is a good football game. You got to give them a lot of credit. On to Texas.

MODERATOR: Okay. We’ll take questions for Coach here. Put your hand up, and we’ll get the microphone to you. Q. What did you think of Shawn [Robinson]‘s night? Obviously, he had that pick, but it seemed like he responded and showed some resiliency. COACH PATTERSON: Yeah, I thought — a couple times I told him, “You need to run.” They slanted everybody across and there was nobody on the third down. [Kavontae] Turpin dropped it. He could have ran for the first down. You got to make judgments. But, as a general rule, in this kind of environment, what he’s doing, how he’s doing, I thought, you know, we had a shovel pass called. That was really probably our fault. Ben did a great job. He stepped forward, stepped back, picked it. They had worked on it. But, you know, as far as just looking at everything else, I mean, I thought he handled things really well. I think he’s a good football player, if that’s what you’re asking.

Q. You talked about the turnovers which led to points there. What do you say to your team, and then, as you get ready for Texas, how do you correct it? COACH PATTERSON: Well, I told them it was a three-week season starting with Ohio State, then you have Texas and Iowa State. Even in pregame, I told them from the beginning, you can’t be yourself start of the week, end. I’m not going to take you over the hill here for one ballgame. But our kids played hard. But we got to get up in the morning and we got to ready for Texas. And you got to be there at 3:30 and get ready to go play, start a Big 12 play. And so, you know, it’s — I told them I was proud of them. I mean, they fought. We made mistakes. We got 37 new guys on this team, young guys, new guys, transfers. And I thought — I thought they fought their tails off. We need to make a couple adjustments. We need to make a couple more plays. But, outside of that, you know, we looked at the rush and let the punt go over our head, out of our hands. You can’t do that. We’ve done that twice now. You can’t look at the rush. You got to get the ball off. And so you got to correct — you got to make plays you’re supposed to make. That’s what their jobs are. And our job is to make adjustments, make sure we get the right calls. Like I sad, one of the calls they had on a fade going the other — far end, they came out an empty set, and we needed to roll over the top, and they forced us to safety, made a missed adjustment because we hadn’t worked on it. So we didn’t have a guy in the middle of the field. So that’s our fault. So, outside of that, though, they ran the ball on the one drive. They scored. And we were getting the shove but the linebackers weren’t getting moved over the way they should have. We had the right call, but they weren’t communicating to get over. And so, outside of that, you know, it’s a learning experience. Garret Wallow is just going to keep getting better, made some plays. And that was kind of — kind of the younger group that was in there.

Q. You said earlier in the week that you — you play these games to find out where your team is. You used the word “benchmark.” What did you find out — COACH PATTERSON: Well, I don’t know. What did you think?

Q. What did you think? COACH PATTERSON: No, I’m more interested in what you — first of all, I’d like to ask you what did you think? Did you think we were a good football team? Here’s what I thought: I thought we didn’t allow them a touchdown in the first half defensively. And then they turned up the knob and we had to do better. Offensively, when we went in tempo, they really struggled with it. So when we could go fast, we did a good job of doing that. And you got to make plays. You know, it’s kind of like Taye Barber. He dropped — he had a ball knocked out of his hands early. Then he came back and he caught a — and he’s a red-shirt freshman — true freshman. Excuse me. Catches a ball, runs a hit screen, and goes for 12 yards. He’s got to catch the ball, he’s got to grow up, and then also patted him on the butt and said, “That’s what I’m talking about.” You know, it’s going to be evolving. If this team can stay healthy, we’re going to be a really good football team by the end of the year. But we got to win early. It’s a three-game season. Now it’s the second game, going into Texas. For me, I was excited about it. When I say that I was happy with them, I wasn’t happy that we got beat. Okay? And anybody that knows me knows that that’s not where we’re at here. We came into this ball game to win. We didn’t come in here to play well. Okay? But the key was you can’t — you also can’t get upset about when you give them things. And we gave them — we gave them 21 points. And defense, we probably gave them 1. And one of them was my fault. So you take 21 points away and you — because they really didn’t do that to themselves. We did it to ourselves. So you — you got to be careful how you do that. But, I mean, I think, talking to their coaches coming off the field, we have a really good football team. I think they play a lot of people. I trust their judgment. I’m not talk about their assistant; I’m talking about their coordinators and their head coach. But I think they have a very good football team. And I think we had a speed advantage. We needed to keep using it. I was upset because we had a touchdown and we told them not to throw it forward. And he wasn’t supposed to lay down in the end zone before we started the kick-off, for heaven’s sakes. But they still didn’t see it. Their coaches finally saw it. We threw it backwards. That’s another 7 points. And so, you know, you can’t beat yourself. Just plain and simple, you can’t beat yourself.

Q. Darius Anderson has 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns tonight. Is he finally fully healthy?

COACH PATTERSON: Yeah, he hadn’t really through the end of fall and then he was not, really, in spring. And he really went through two-a-days. I don’t think he’s fully healthy yet, no, but I think he’s a lot farther along. He’s one of those guys, the more he carries it, the better he gets. You know, we really got to get Emari [Demercado] in the ballgame too. He’s the third back that really is a good player. Sewo [Olonilua], I thought, had some tough runs. But I think, you know, our offensive line, everybody thought whether — because we had four guys make the NFL squads. How these guys will be, I think Chris Thomsen has done a great job. That’s a good defensive front. They had a couple sacks. One was a touchdown. I mean, they caused a touchdown on a fumble. But, as a general rule, I thought they did a nice job with the run game, being physical against that group. I also thought they did a pretty good job of protection. So I’ve been saying when I came out of spring ball — out of fall ball, I told you guys that the offensive line was one of our surprises. I thought they were going to play better. You know, because they blocked Ben Banogu and L.J. Collier and those guys. We’ve got some guys that are pretty good players too. And so I think you got to realize — you got to realize it’s a — you can’t make mistakes and win ballgames like that, not against good football teams. Because here’s the thing that happens, then you lose momentum. When you lose momentum, then your kids get — you’ve got to — that’s what I was telling them starting the fourth quarter: This game is not over with yet. You’re still learning. Body language, you’ve got seniors, freshman, it doesn’t matter. Coaches, it doesn’t matter. You know, some days you — like, last year, we had an older group. You could drive them. This one, you need to teach them. Okay? Every game is going to be a different moment. And we’re going to find a way to win. And we need to learn how to get better. And we need to learn how to teach the guys to grow up and get going and going in the right direction. That’s what our job is. Do I think we’re one of the better football teams in college football? I think we are. But how good can we be? Because if you don’t play well next week because you were too high this week — which I tried not to get them to be that way — then I think you’ve got a chance. But, like I told them in the locker room, you got to practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Older teams know how to do that. Younger teams will go Tuesday, then, ah, I don’t know — that was — I don’t know if I can do it two times in a row. And then maybe I’ll turn it up a little bit on Thursday. You got to learn how to practice. You got to keep learning how to practice. And so I’m proud of the group. I think they’re good guys. They’re going to be — I promise you, the two guys that are coming in here are going to be harder on themselves than I could be or you could be. And so — with Shawn and Banogu, I promise you. So, for us, you’ve got to give again — I think you got to give Ohio State a lot of credit in the whole situation because I think they did a great job of capitalizing that they made plays when they needed to on defense, and we’ve got to tackle them. We’ve got to tackle them.

Q. When y’all went up-tempo, you were causing them some problems. COACH PATTERSON: Yep.

Q. But then you didn’t stay with it. COACH PATTERSON: We came back. You know, it’s — well, number one, you have to get first downs to keep up-tempo. And you can’t — you can’t turn the ball over and keep up-tempo. But, I mean, I’m looking at the deal here. And, I mean, they only were 4 of 12 on third downs. They were averaging 73% on third downs. Our kids were — we were almost 50%, 7 of 15. So we did a good job, really. Again, I’ll just come back to it: You can’t give them points. 21 points is a lot of points. You got to give them credit for getting the points and making the deals, but you can’t — you can’t give good football teams points. I mean, I don’t — if anybody here wasn’t — they didn’t think it was a good football game, then you probably should just start watching some other sport. (Laughter.) Because I thought it was a really good football team, both — ballgame. Excuse me.

Q. Gary, obviously, Shawn Robinson — still a young quarterback — battled out there against a good football team, top 5 team in the country. What do you want him to take away from this experience? What do you want him to learn from this experience? COACH PATTERSON: Well, the best thing that I saw, sometimes young players, they get glazed over. When things bad happen to them, their eyes glaze over. And they’re like — they don’t know — that never happened to Shawn [Robinson]. There’s things that happened to him today that he’s not going to make the same mistake again, I promise you. Both of his parents are coaches. They’re both really good coaches. One’s a women’s basketball coach, and his dad is a football coach. He comes from one of those kind of families. All he’s got to do is learn. He’s one of though guys that, even when he talks to you guys, when he comes out of the media, he talks to Mark, the S.I.D. here, and he says “What could I say better?” He’s one of those guys that just wants to get better. Anytime you got a “we” player on your team, a guy that’s a “we,” he doesn’t care about “I,” he doesn’t care about completions, touchdowns, he just cares about winning, then you’re going to have an opportunity later on for us to be a really good football team, not just this year, but going forward. So I’m excited about — I’m excited about him. And I really right behind him. He didn’t get in the ballgame, but it’s one of those where I thought he just — I promise you we’re not going to be very happy once we watch the film, and I’m not talking from a match standpoint. It’s like, now, what did we do that for?

Q. You know, like you mentioned, it was 21 gifted points, it was a couple plays going different directions. You know, you have a lot of young of players on this team and a lot of young players that made some big plays. Do you think this is an opportunity to build confidence, and what do you want them to take away from this? COACH PATTERSON: Yeah, I would hope so. I don’t think they realize — I mean, that’s — that’s a really good football team that you just played. But, you know, I think they’re going to walk away saying we’ve got some things we’ve got to fix also when they play somebody like us. And so what you have to do is you can’t let one mistake turn into two. You got to get ready to play against Texas, then you’ve got to get ready to play against Iowa State that I thought gave Oklahoma all they wanted today. I didn’t see what the Texas score was, but, I mean, we’ve got to get ready to go.

Q. Coach, if you’re — if you could win the Big 12 championship and they start looking at the final four teams here and they look at this game, what would you want people to say about it? COACH PATTERSON: Number one, I would — because I heard the other day somebody say, well, Washington lost to Auburn, right? First game of the season. Didn’t they play them in one of the classics? And they said that they shouldn’t hold it against Washington because they played a really good football team. To me, we just got beaten by the number 3 or 4 ranked team in the nation. And so if you could win out, then I think you’d be one of those teams that should give TCU just as much credit for playing a ballgame like this as anybody else you should. And so — but, first, we’ve got to do that. And we’ve got a lot of good people we’ve got to play before we get to that point. So, right now, I won’t worry about that. If we can get to the 1st of December, we can have that conversation. But, right now, it’s Texas.

 

 

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Ohio State 40 Texas Christian University 28: Postgame Notes & Ryan Day Press Conference audio

GAME NOTES WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

POSTGAME NOTES

·        Ohio State improves to 7-0 all-time in the state of Texas

·        Ohio State now owns 34 wins at road or neutral sites since 2012

·        Ohio State improves to 13-4 on the road against ranked teams since 2007

·        Ohio State improves to 21-7 all-time in indoor games

·        Tonight marks the second 300-yard passing game for Dwayne Haskins in his first three games

·        For the first time in program history, Ohio State is playing two consecutive “road” games at the same site. The Buckeyes ended the 2017 season at AT&T Stadium in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and opened up its road schedule tonight at the same stadium.

·        Mack’s 48-yard reception on the opening possession was a career long.

·        Nick Bosa recorded a sack for the sixth straight game.

·        The last time Ohio State scored two defensive touchdowns in the same game was Nov. 5, 2016 against Nebraska (INT returns by Damon Webb and Malik Hooker).

 

RYAN DAY PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO

Ryan Day OSU acting head coach after TCU win 9 15 2018

 

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