The Ohio State football team will face Pac-12 champions Utah at the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m. in Pasadena, California.
It is the first Rose Bowl game ever for the Utes, while Ohio State marks its third appearance since 2010. The Buckeyes have won three Rose Bowl games in a row since 1997, and coach Ryan Day is looking for his first non-college football playoff bowl game win. Handling Buckeyes.
When was the last time Ohio State played a game without Day as their head coach? This was the last time Ohio State was in the Rose Bowl in 2019. It was Urban Mayor’s final game at Ohio State.
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After several major Buckeyes opted to skip the Rose Bowl, the Buckeyes planned to give opportunities to their younger players, including a group of receivers who were waiting in the wings behind Garrett Wilson and Chris Olev.
Who won the Rose Bowl of 2022? Follow live action as the Columbus Dispatch Ohio State coverage team provides updates from Pasadena.
Utes extends lead with field goal: Utah 38-Ohio State 28
After an eight-play drive that traveled 59 yards in 4:10, Utah’s Jadon Redding scored a 24-yard kick that marked the Rose Bowl’s first field goal.
CJ Stroud finds Marvin Harrison again: Utah 35-Ohio State 28
CJ Stroud threw his fourth touchdown pass of the day, his second to Marvin Harrison. It was an 8-yard pass over the middle, and it gives the Buckeyes 400 yards in the 2022 Rose Bowl.
Utah failed a punt giving Ohio State a small field
Michigan Williams could not go off target a bit. Bryson Shaw pounced on it, but it was also in fourth place, so the end result in any case would be to take OSU over the Utah 11-yard line.
CJ Stroud selected
Utah freshman Clark Phillips made the move with Julian Fleming, and so was able to catch an interception on Ohio State’s second-half opening drive.
Travian Henderson has a shoulder injury
Travian Henderson running back, Ohio State hit two on his left shoulder and then landed on him after an 8-yard run. It was his seventh run of the day (for 17 yards). Now the question is whether this will be the last day of his afternoon. Medical staff saw him on the field and then on the OSU side.
Ryan Day on the Ohio State Defense: “Ridiculous”
Before heading to the locker room to talk to his players, Ohio State coach Ryan Day told ESPN that “getting 35 points in the first half is ridiculous.”
Day pointed to poor tackle, run fit and kickoff coverage as major concerns for the second half.
OSU has dropped 324 yards. He let Utah dominate the possession time (19:51 to 10:09). And he has allowed Utes to convert three of his six-thirds down.
Jackson Smith-Njigba Fumbles
Ohio State wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba looked ready to run for a third long touchdown reception. Instead, he poked the ball freely. It rolled into the end zone, where Utah recovered for the touchback.
Cameron Rising dings OSU again: Utah 35, Ohio State 21
The defense of Kerry Combs and Matt Barnes continues. Cameron Rising has added a speedy touchdown to his two passing TDs, and it was a spinning, crazy-legged 62-yard race that sent him into the end zone.
CJ Stroud has his second 50-plus yard touchdown: Utah 28-Ohio State 21
Ohio State’s CJ Stroud has another long touchdown throw and it’s again for Jackson Smith-Njigba. Including this 52-yard score, Stroud has four passes that have gone 25 yards or more.
OSU’s Lathan Ransom Deported
On the kick return touchdown to Utah, Ransom was injured, requiring an air cast on his leg, and medical staff took him back to the locker room.
Ohio State allows a kick return touchdown: Utah 28, Ohio State 14
Britain’s Covey of Utah returned Noah Ruggles for a score from 97 yards. The play featured Ruggles beating up, one of several Buckeyes who were hurt. The most serious of those injuries was that of Lathan Ransom, who was amputated with an air cast on his leg.
CJ Stroud’s 40th touchdown of the season was a beauty: Utah 21, Ohio State 14
CJ Stroud gets a brilliant Jackson Smith-Njigba for a 50-yard touchdown.
The Utes have scored on three straight drives against the Ohio State defense: Utah 21, Ohio State 7.
About nine minutes before half, Utah has 218 yards and a two-touchdown lead.
Dayton native Tawian Thomas, who grew up to be a Bucky fan, drove it for six yards, untouched to mark the third straight drive the Utes scored.
Jack Sawyer fired for targeting
The Ohio State defense has been plagued by missed tackles, has shown confusion in handling Utah’s bunch formations, and has been flagged for some significant penalties.
And now, on a 16-yard, Cameron Rising scramble, OSU’s Jack Sawyer is penalized for targeting, costing the Buckeyes 15 yards and leading to a rejection of the new man.
OSU’s Marvin Harrison Gets His First College TD: Utah 14, Ohio State 7
Ohio State halved Utah’s lead as Buckeyes freshman Marvin Harrison scored his first collegiate touchdown grab. CJ Stroud had 25 yards, and today he has 78 yards.
It was Stroud’s 39th touchdown pass this season.
Emeka Egbuka returns after battling COVID
Ohio State receiver Emeka Egbuka has a 30-yard reception for the Buckeyes today, after going five straight games without a reception.
According to ESPN’s broadcast, Agbuca missed both Michigan State and Michigan games this year with COVID-19. OSU does not disclose the reasons for the player’s absence.
Utes go up two touchdowns on Buckeyes: Utah 14, Ohio State 0
Cameron Rising now has two scores in the first quarter. The latest was off a stretched-out grab from Micah Bernard that traveled 12 yards.
Utah has 135 yards, an average of 7.1 yards per game, and Rising has completed six of his eight attempts.
Utes scores first in Rose Bowl: Utah 7, Ohio State 0
Utes quarterback Cameron Rising found Britain Covey for a 19-yard pass that opened today’s scoring. The drive was assisted by a pass interference call that went against Court Williams.
Ohio State’s Crime and Defense has now seen the field
The Buckeyes defense held Utah for 27 yards in their opening campaign and forced Utes to punt. Cade Stover, Steele Chambers and Tommy Eichenberg were OSU’s starting linebackers. Court Williams was an early defensive back.
When it came to Ohio State’s turn, the Buckeyes went for just 13 yards. Matt Jones was on left tackle with Thayer Munford on left guard.
A note about new Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles
Jim Knowles was not leading the Oklahoma state defense today. He left shortly after announcing his intention to join Ohio State on January 2. But as senior cornerback Jerich Bernard-Converse pointed out, the Cowboys had “same structure, same game plan” for today’s start against Notre Dame at the Fiesta Bowl.
result? Oklahoma State held the Fighting Irish slightly below their season average for points per game (35.3).
Oklahoma State won the Fiesta Bowl 37–35. Former Buckeyes linebacker Marcus Freeman was coaching Notre Dame, taking over after Brian Kelly left for LSU.
Officials with Utahu for Ohio State’s Rose Bowl matchup
- Referee: Jason Autrey
- Umpire: Tom Quick
- Linesman: Ryan Hagan
- Line Judge: Chad Lawrence
- Back Judge: Martin Hankins
- Field Judge: Philip Davenport
- Side Judge: Sean Petty
- Center Judge: Jason MacArthur
A very pro-Utah crowd in Pasadena as Ohio State fans stay home
All indications today were that OSU fans were less likely than Utah supporters to travel to the Rose Bowl for a Buckeyes matchup with Utah.
This unfolds as the crowd settles in for kickoff.
How Ohio State Made the Rose Bowl: 2021 Schedule
- September 2: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31
- September 11: Oregon 35, Ohio State 28
- September 18: Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20
- September 25: Ohio State 59, Akron 7
- October 2: Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13
- October 9: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
- October 23: Ohio State 54, Indiana 7
- October 30: Ohio State 33, Penn State 24
- November 6: Ohio State 26, Nebraska 17
- November 13: Ohio State 59, Purdue 31
- November 20: Ohio State 56, Michigan State 7
- November 27: Michigan 42, Ohio State 27
- January 1: Ohio State v. Utah, Rose Bowl
Ohio State wears special helmet for Rose Bowl
Everything is blooming in Pasadena. Ohio State has added a special rose detail to the stripe running down the center of players’ helmets. Utah has added the flower to the side of Utes’ helmet.
Here’s a closer look at the OSU helmet.
Multiple Bucky Starters Out for 2022 Rose Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. — Several Ohio State defensive starts who were missing from practice earlier this week will also be out for the Rose Bowl.
Linebacker Cody Simon, along with cornerbacks Sevin Banks and Marcus Williamson, were listed as unavailable on the team’s pregame availability report released two hours before Saturday’s kickoff against Utah.
Starting as the Buckeyes’ middle linebacker since Week 3, Simon has been dealing with a shoulder injury and wearing a protective brace for the past few months.
He was the team’s second leading tackler with 54 during the regular season. Tommy Eichenberg was seen taking the rep in his place with Steele Chambers, without Simon being friendly in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.
With depth in the limited position, tight end Cad Stover also went to the linebacker for the bowl game.
Which Buckeye Players Choose From The 2022 Rose Bowl?
There are no Utah Utes who have opted out of the 2022 Rose Bowl, but several key Ohio State players are not playing in the Rose Bowl:
- Garrett Wilson
- Nicolas Petit-Frere
- Haskell Garrett
- Chris Olev
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No Chris Olev for Ohio State
Ohio State’s star receiver Chris Olev has confirmed to Rob Oller of The Dispatch that he will be out of the Rose Bowl.
This is no surprise. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day said on Friday he did not expect Olev to reverse his decision to sit out of the game.
“I don’t think so,” Day said, “but of course, we would be excited if he did.”
Olev, who announced Monday that he would skip the New Year’s Day bowl game against Utah to begin preparation for the NFL Draft, practiced with the team in Southern California throughout the week.
Kirk Herbstreet Question Bowl Game Opt Out
As Ohio State prepares to take the field to remember several players, ESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit, a former Bucky quarterback, seems annoyed and emotional at the recent trend of players skipping bowl season. Were.
“Why play?” Herbstret said. “What is the difference between the Bowl Game Not Matter and the Akron Game? Why does the Akron Game matter?”
Fellow GameDay co-host David Pollack said there has been a change in mindset among college football players.
“You used to play for the Ohio State logo,” Pollack told Herbstret. “And it meant a lot.”
Ohio State Football Schedule 2022
Here’s what the next season looks like for the Buckeyes.
- Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, September 2 in Columbus
- Ohio State vs. Arkansas State, September 10 in Columbus
- Ohio State vs. Toledo, Sept. 17 in Columbus
- Michigan State vs. Ohio State, September 24 in East Lansing
- Penn State v. Ohio State, October 1 in State College, Pa.
- Ohio State vs. Rutgers, October 8 in Columbus
- Ohio State vs. Iowa, October 15 in Columbus
- Ohio State v. Indiana, October 29 in Columbus
- Northwestern v. Ohio State, November 5, Evanston, Ill.
- Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, November 12 in Columbus
- Maryland v. Ohio State, November 19 in College Park, MD.
- Ohio State v. Michigan, November 26 in Columbus