The Buckeyes were dominant in 2023, that is until they faced the Wolverines. OSU had gone undefeated, absolutely demolishing most of their competition until they had to play in the Big House and folded.
Michigan was able to hand them a 30-24 loss, Ohio State’s third loss in a row to their rival.
Following the loss to the Wolverines, the transfer portal opened and opt-outs declared for the draft. And in the team’s bowl game against Missouri, Ohio State may have given us a preview of their 2024 season.
Losing 14-3 in a barn burner, Ohio State failed to put any offensive points on the board. Starting quarterback Devin Brown had to ride the bench for most of the game after tweaking his ankle in the first quarter so the team was led by freshman Lincoln Kienholz.
The Buckeyes’ defense still looked strong in the Cotton Bowl however as they forced eight punts including four three-and-outs.
Head coach Ryan Day, whose position was already in the gossip column after the loss to UMich, continued his bowl game struggles.
Day is now 2-4 in bowl appearances with the Buckeyes.