COLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) — The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off their bye week and preparing for a rare Friday night game.
The Buckeyes will travel to Northwestern this Friday to take on the Wildcats at 8:30pm.
Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) dropped to No. 4 in The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll after a bye week.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he used the bye week to evaluate his team and heal up.
“We’ve played some depth this first six games. We’ve got a lot of guys out there, which is great too, so we have some depth at different positions. But like any team, six, seven weeks into the season there are some different things, and nagging injuries here and there, but overall we’ve been pretty healthy.”
When it comes to the game falling on a Friday night, Day said he tries not to worry about it.
“The schedule comes out, we’re going to go play wherever they tell us to go play. I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that because it’s not really under my control, or something I can worry about.”
Northwestern (1-4, 0-3 Big Ten) is also coming off a bye week after a 13-10 loss to Nebraska in Lincoln.
“It’s hard to find a yard against them,” Day said about the Wildcats defense. “A top 30 defense in the country, I believe they held Wisconsin under 300 total yards. They’re good. They know exactly how you’re trying to attack them. They make adjustments. It’s a defense that’s a been around a long time and they know exactly what you’re doing.”
It was also announced Monday, that the Buckeyes will take on Wisconsin at noon on October 26.