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COLUMBUS, Ohio –   As well to providing the identical outdated video sessions and approach discussions to position up his team to meet the nation’s No. 1 defensive team, Ohio Negate coach Ryan Day challenged his gamers  love he never had before.

“Large-time gamers,” he acknowledged larger than once, “step up in immense games.”

Ohio Negate gamers acknowledged Day’s message used to be of their heads Saturday for the length of the No. 4 Buckeyes’ 38-7 take in opposition to No. thirteen Wisconsin in a game that used to be played in sorrowful, moist stipulations.

“I mediate all of the immense-time gamers on the team no doubt stepped up and made gargantuan performs,” acknowledged quarterback Justin Fields who threw for two touchdowns and ran for any other.

The Buckeyes moved to Eight-zero thanks a chain of spectacular performances by their high gamers, including defensive fracture Breeze Young who tied a college document with four sacks and five tackles for loss. J.K. Dobbins also rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Olave registered a pair of touchdown catches.

“In all honesty, I mediate we could well have build up 50,” Field acknowledged. “I mediate if the weather used to be a range of I mediate we could well have thrown the ball extra and build up extra parts.”

It’s advanced to deem the Buckeyes is likely having fun with at larger diploma than they’re now. They totaled 431 yards in opposition to a Wisconsin team that used to be giving up a median of 193 yards per games.

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The Buckeyes haven’t scored fewer than 34 parts in a game this season, and their slimmest margin of victory is 24 parts. Their personnel are the envy of a range of the groups within the nation.

“J.K. ran with an edge all day,” Day acknowledged. “I mediate he’s the correct working support within the nation.”

After surpassing 1,000 yards within the season, Dobbins is now the principle working support in Ohio Negate history to attain that impress in every of his first three seasons. He’s a laborious-nosed runner, with the quickness to soar outdoors and the strikes to elude tacklers.

Ohio Negate gamers teased Dobbins in be conscious this week due to Wisconsin boasted Jonathan Taylor who used to be leading Dobbins by 10 yards within the Large Ten rushing statistics.

“We had been messing with J.K. your whole week about the correct Large Ten working support is coming to the Shoe,” Fields acknowledged.

Dobbins spoke back by averaging Eight.1 yards per carry. Taylor had sixty one on the ground with a 2.6 yards per carry moderate. The Buckeyes are 15-zero when Dobbins rushes for a hundred or extra yards.

Meanwhile, Young played love he gargantuan powers powers in opposition to Wisconsin. He now has thirteen.5 sacks this season and 15.5 tackles for losses.

“The finest I’ve been around,” Day acknowledged. “I had an opportunity to look at Slash Bosa closing 365 days and I coached within the NFL and saw some in fact excellent gamers.”

Fields sees Young in be conscious and he says he “feels erroneous” for the quarterbacks who should face him. “He can catch support there glorious powerful on every occasion he wants,” Fields acknowledged.

Young is projected to be a high win in the 2020 NFL draft. As a ragged quarterback, Day acknowledged he can take into consideration how advanced it is to face younger charging in the direction of the pocket.

“You starting up as much as feel ghosts and explore ghosts, especially when he’s to your bottom,” Day acknowledged. “Are you getting the ball rapidly sufficient? The different portion if a range of events they should build an extra guy in safety. Within the occasion that they skedaddle seven males on safety, handiest three guys on the route. So his impact is felt at some level of the sport schematically.”

The Buckeyes appear to have so many gifted gamers that it is tough to diagram in opposition to all of them.

“We’ve so many weapons on the offense and protection, but there’s handiest one ball that goes around,” Olave acknowledged. “I had the immense game this day, but possibly in two weeks it is miles likely K.J. Hill and received’t have any catches. We strive to be unselfish about it.”

Day acknowledged the accumulate efficiency in moist stipulations showed “how tough and gritty we are able to play.”

He added that it reveals “we have the functionality to play with any one within the nation.

Fields used to be knocked around in total by the rugged Badgers protection. “It could possibly possibly well well merely not level to it statistically, but he had as gritty of a game as any one on our team,” Day acknowledged. 

It didn’t skedaddle missed that the Buckeyes’ spectacular efficiency came with ragged Ohio Negate teaching legend City Meyer within the home, working as a tv analyst. He interviewed Day after the sport.

“Boy, it’s laborious to burn up a man who is indubitably one of the correct college soccer coaches within the history of the sport,” Day acknowledged. “It correct is.”

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