Sport Ryan Day Sums Up His Mindset With Loss To Oregon
No. 11 Oregon beats No. 3 Ohio State in upset, shaking up College Football Playoff race
Oregon pulled of a huge upset for its playoff hopes and the Pac-12 by beating No. 3 Ohio State 35-28 behind the running of CJ Verdell.Taking advantage of a shaky Buckeyes run defense, CJ Verdell pilled up 161 yards and two touchdowns rushing and added a touchdown reception to lead the way. The Ducks finished with 269 yards on the ground and 505 yards overall. Senior quarterback Anthony Brown was 17-of-35 for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
No one expected Ohio State to lose to Oregon last weekend. So what happened? It’s not like Ryan Day and the Buckeyes were glancing over the marquee non-conference clash.
Day met with reporters on Tuesday to discuss the Buckeyes’ stunning loss to the Ducks last Saturday. He had plenty to talk about, especially because of Ohio State’s horrendous defensive effort against Oregon’s RPO offense, led by offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown did enough through the air, but it was the Ducks’ rushing attack that gave the Buckeyes fits. Brown and running backs CJ Verdell and Travis Dye combined for 269 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. It’s been a while since a team dominated Ohio State in the trenches like Oregon did.
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It’s not like the Buckeyes weren’t prepared for a fight, though. Day admitted on Tuesday that Ohio State had the Oregon game “circled for a long time.”
“This loss doesn’t sit well at all,” Day said. “We wanted to win this game, and we had it circled for a long time, so we’re very disappointed.”
Ryan Day: “This loss doesn't sit well at all. We wanted to win this game, and we had it circled for a long time, so we're very disappointed.”
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope)
Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism stemming from the Oregon game. He might be on the hot seat.
Ryan Day met with Coombs over the weekend to tell him the obvious: Ohio State’s defense isn’t meeting his “expectation.”
Ryan Day on his level of confidence in Kerry Coombs: "It's not what we expect here, it's not our expectation."
— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3)
Another poor defensive performance by the Buckeyes could mean the end for Coombs, who looked puzzled against Oregon’s RPO offense.
Ohio State takes on Tulsa this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
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