Despite missing out on the B1G Championship and College Football Playoff, Ohio State gets a chance to end the year with a trip to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes are once again a 10-win team and are looking for postseason wins in back-to-back years after a Sugar Bowl win vs. Clemson in last year’s Playoff.

Facing Ohio State will be Utah as the champions of the Pac-12. The Utes ended the regular season at 10-3, including 2 huge wins over Oregon with 1 of those coming in the Pac-12 Championship.

Unfortunately for Day, the Buckeyes will be without a number of key players due to opt-outs in order to begin draft preparations. Those opt-outs include star receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.

Fortunately, Ohio State will still have Jaxon Smith-Njigba and a host of talented youngsters at the position. JSN even led the Buckeyes with 80 catches for 1,259 yards this season.

On Friday, Day met with the media to preview the matchup with Utah. Here is a glimpse at everything he had to say about Saturday’s matchup: