Nov. 6, 2016

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Curtis Samuel, Ohio State running back
On tonight’s offense
“We played a good game today, everything was clicking. We didn’t really do anything different; it’s about execution. In previous weeks we didn’t execute at the highest-level whereas today we did.”

On the offensive passing game
“If they don’t play our offense it allows us to throw the ball deep. We take what we get because once we get the ball in a players hands we can go 10, 20, 30 yards down the field.”

Jamarco Jones, Ohio State offensive lineman
On tonight’s game
“We had a good game plan. We were able to execute, and it was a good feeling to go out there and play so well especially against a top ten opponent. It’s a ton of fun to go and let loose and play with your teammates.”

On Ohio State’s first night game of the season
“Getting back home in front our crowd, our fans were electric tonight, they all came out, its what we expected from them, we were able to feed off them early.”

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State quarterback
On tonight’s keys to success
“Good execution, but the main thing was the offensive line. I was able to distribute the ball and when the offensive line plays like that, it’s easy to win games. This week, Coach Beck was great at preparing me.”

Tim Beck, Ohio State’s quarterback coach
On J.T. Barrett’s play tonight
“All the great ones miss some, you have to keep trying and keep swinging. [J.T.] came out the second half and hit it so I think he was good.”

On the significance of coaching against his former team
“It was special for me… being there as long as I was, it was a great place. The people were good to me.”

Sam Hubbard, Ohio State defensive end
On what made the team so successful today
“We had a great week of practice. We had our best week of practice and our best week of coaching. It showed on the field today, the focus we had as a team and the attitude we had as a team preparing for a big game. College football is there for the taking and we really had to step up tonight and make a statement.”

On Ohio State’s first touchdown of the game
“That was a great start to the game. I don’t think we could ask for a better start defensively. Our leader on defense, Raekwon [McMillan], made a play and we rallied around it.”

Ed Warinner, Ohio State offensive coordinator
On what the expectation of today’s game was
“You never see that coming. You’re playing a really good team, well coached, highly rated. We knew we had good offensive pieces. We had put together good games earlier in the year and it was time to put another one together. We did tonight. Our players came around.”

Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State cornerback
On Ohio State’s pick six defensive record
“A defensive score gives momentum to the offense and that’s what we try to do every time. If we get our hands on the ball we try to score so we can put points up on the board.”