Postgame Quotes vs. Denver
Joe Breschi, Ohio State head coach
On playing in Ohio Stadium
“This was an amazing experience. To be able to play in the stadium in front of all of these people was great. We are very thankful to Gene Smith and Coach Tressel for giving us this opportunity. This is a great boost for our program.”

On the game
“We responded well to the crowd right from the beginning. We came out early and loosened up and were aggressive. After the first half, we anticipated Denver would make a tough run, which they did. I think we got a little too comfortable and let them score. However, we were able to close it out in the end and get the win in front of all these people.”

Josh Funk, senior captain midfielder
On the opportunity to play in the stadium
“What a great experience. I’m just speechless. The fans really made a great turnout for us and it gave us high energy right from the start. It really felt good to get the win over a tough team like Denver here in front of all these people.”

Kevin Buchanan, senior captain midfielder
On the overall experience
“Amazing. There really is no other word to describe it. This was a moment of a lifetime for me and my teammates. Coming into the game, we really couldn’t grasp the magnitude of today and how the crowd would affect our play. It was just amazing.”

On the game
“We played very well. Our defense really stepped it up and performed for us. It was a fun game and getting the win in the stadium now has us pumped up for next week’s game against Notre Dame.”

James Green, sophomore midfielder
On the performance of the team
“We came out extremely strong and played well. Overall, the game went really well and we worked hard to pull out the win.”

On playing in the stadium
“This was incredible. We are all very thankful for this opportunity. I know none of us have ever played with this kind of crowd and so it was just a great experience for everyone.”