October 28, 2017

Ohio State Postgame Player Quotes


Oct. 28, 2017

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No. 6 Ohio State 39, No. 2 Penn State 38
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 109,302

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State graduate quarterback
On coming together in the 4th quarter
“When it comes down to playing a Big Ten game with Penn State being No. 2 in the country, we knew someone had to make plays. We talked
about it in the offseason. We were going to make plays and I think we have a lot of people on the team that have that burning desire to make
good plays. I think that’s what you want in a team.”

On his leadership style
“With that, sometimes I have to come across aggressive and intense and get our guys motivated, and there are other times where I need to use
poise and let everybody know that everything will be okay. We have to stick together and it’s going to work out.”

Marcus Baugh, Ohio State senior tight end
On what he was thinking when he saw the game-winning pass coming towards him
“I have to catch it. It was a good ball, great position, just had to catch it and make up big for when I dropped the first one.”

K.J. Hill, Ohio State sophomore wide receiver
On stepping up after Parris Campbell’s injury
“That’s what we do. It is what we work and practice for. One man goes down and it is next man up, so I was there to do that when Parris went

Chris Worley, Ohio State senior linebacker
On overcoming a talented Penn State team
“They had a couple big plays that just kept giving them life. When you have a good team and you keep giving them life like that, they’re going to
capitalize on it. We knew that, so we tried our best to keep on that and given any chance, we took care of business.”

Terry McLaurin, Ohio State junior wide receiver
On J.T. Barrett’s leadership and performance tonight
“We see him every day. We don’t care about what anyone else thinks about J.T. because we know what we think about J.T. and what he brings
to the table. I know we had four drops, so we left that on the field. He’s an incredible leader. That’s a Heisman candidate right there.”

On his emotions after scoring his touchdown
“I kind of almost choked up after catching that. I just felt like we were shooting ourselves in the foot and we deserved this moment. Things
weren’t going the way that we wanted them to at first, and as a leader, I just wanted to make a play for my team. Coach Mick (Marotti) talks
about to start a riot, somebody has to throw the first punch, so I just wanted to get us going by making a play.”

Billy Price, Ohio State graduate offensive lineman
On the energy on the field after the win
“It was great just to be around my brothers. We talk about brotherhood a lot. This is the brotherhood. I wouldn’t be able to execute out there if I
didn’t have all my guys and everyone else behind these scenes. I was trying to be thankful, look around and just enjoy the moment.”