Chris Olave talks about big games, how much last year's Michigan contest helped: 'I believe it changed my career'
Ohio State-Michigan is almost here. The Game is just a few days away.
And while the Buckeyes may have already clinched the Big Ten East division and their ticket to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship, it’s still The Game. It still means everything.
Last year, in Columbus, wide receiver Chris Olave had his breaking out party. Both of his catches went for touchdowns as the Buckeyes rolled the Wolverines 62-39.
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Coming into this year’s matchup, everybody knows about Olave. So far this season, he has caught 38 passes for 628 yards and 10 TD. Last year as a freshman, he caught 12 passes for three scores.
Here’s Olave on Tuesday, leading up to The Game, talking about how much last year’s contest against Michigan helped him:
Olave on his coming-out party vs. Michigan and how big it was for him: "I believe it changed my career, having that game."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 26, 2019
Chris Olave on stepping up in big games: "That's why I came to Ohio State to play in these type of games … When we get the opportunity to play in a big game, I believe it brings out my best."
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 26, 2019
Olave is at Ohio State because he wants to play in these types of games. So far in his young career, some of his best games have come on the biggest stages.
We (and Olave) can’t wait for Saturday.