November 26, 2016

Ohio State Postgame Quotes


Nov. 26, 2016

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Sam Hubbard, Ohio State defensive end
On setting the edge against Jabrill Peppers on third down
“I wasn’t thinking there would be a sweep or something like that. He faked the ball and tried to get on the edge and squared up so he could shake me. And I squared up. I just dove for his legs and it was good to have Malik there to help me out.”

Pat Elflein, Ohio State offensive lineman
On winning this kind of game
“It’s a testament to our coaches and to our program and how we never stop swinging. That’s how we practice all year round. To come out a few times, like at Michigan State and Wisconsin, and never stop swinging. This is such a great game to send the seniors off with.”

On the issues on offense
“We were getting pressure. I’m not exactly sure about everything else. I just know we gave up a lot of sacks so we have to get better on offense with that.”

Jalyn Holmes, Ohio State defensive end
On defense’s attitude in overtime
“Our whole thing was to just win the game. We needed to put our offense in good position to win the game.”

Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State defensive lineman
On defensive pressure
“It was basically all straight rushes. We used our techniques and stuck to everything we knew. We stuck with everything Coach Johnson has taught us. We had to be very efficient.”

Jerome Baker, Ohio State linebacker
On defense and offense helping each other
“We just try to get out there and do our job. We didn’t have our heads down. The offense had the momentum. They had their ups, and we just had to go out there and play.”

On preparing for the game
“Preparing for The Team Up North is always at the next level. Especially ever since they have Jim Harbaugh. They do a lot of different things on offense. They really try to confuse you with the different personnel settings and formations, alignment, shifts, and motions. It was a really intense week.”