Jesse Mirco recently provided some insight into the infamous fake punt in Week 5.

With Ohio State leading Rutgers by 39 points in the 4th quarter, Mirco was set to punt the ball back to the Scarlet Knights. Instead, Mirco saw a lane open up and decided to run for it, gaining 22 yards and taking a late hit out of bounds in the process.

Mirco said Head Coach Ryan Day asked him “was that in the game plan,” and told the punter to “be careful.”

The play was not a designed fake, but Rutgers still took exception. Rutgers WR Aron Cruickshank hit Mirco out of bounds and caused a scuffle between teams.

Ohio State would end up winning the match by a score of 49-10. The Buckeyes will next take on the Indiana Hoosiers in Week 11.

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