COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Coach Ryan Day is scheduled to preview Ohio State’s Big Ten opener against Wisconsin at noon Tuesday.
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“They’re very well coached and no they’re not easy to scout,” Day said about the Badgers. “They’re not going to deviate from their plan but they’re very good at it so why would they?”
The Buckeyes are coming off a 77-21 win over Toledo in which they gained 763 yards of total offense, second most in their history. C.J. Stroud threw five touchdowns and only five incompletions and finished with 367 yards, earning him the Big Ten offensive player of the week award.
Receivers Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Julian Fleming had two touchdowns apiece. Running back TreVeyon Henderson scored the first touchdown but left the game in the first quarter because of a left foot injury and did not return. Day said the injury is “short term” and he expects Henderson to play Saturday.
Miyan Williams stepped up again, rushing for 77 yards, and true freshman Dallan Hayden ran for more than 100 yards in his first game.
The defense gave up a few big plays, including three touchdown plays of 20 yards or more.
Jim Knowles said he didn’t do a good enough job getting the defense prepared for Toledo’s dual-threat quarterback DeQuan Finn. He said it’s “near impossible” to simulate a scrambling quarterback with that level of talent but added he “learned a lot from the experience” and the defense will get better because of that.
“We’ve got to do a better job of making plays in one-on-one situations but we have confidence in our guys,” Day said.
Safeties Tanner McCalister and Josh Proctor, as well as starting defensive lineman Mike Hall Jr., did not play against the Rockets.