Kyle McCord shines in first action as Ohio State's full-time QB
Kyle McCord was officially handed the reins of Ohio State’s offense this week. After looking like the player destined to be the starting quarterback, head coach Ryan Day officially gave McCord the title to begin the week.
In his first action as the full-time starter for the Buckeyes, McCord left little doubt that Day and the coaching staff made the right decision. The QB came out firing in the first half against Western Kentucky and was brilliant prior to the break.
McCord started the game going 13-for-15 for 271 yards with 3 touchdowns. Marvin Harrison Jr. was his favorite target with 4 catches for 118 yards and a brilliant 75-yard touchdown. Emeka Egbuka also hauled 2 touchdowns before the break.
While McCord had 3 touchdowns of his own at the break, he delivered 6 scoring drives for Ohio State in the half. That included a clinical opening drive that covered 75 yards in 8 plays and another drive that went 82 yards over 12 plays. He also finished the half with an electric drive with less than a minute to play.
Needless to say, the offense is in good hands, and fans and media alike were enjoying the show:
Did you see the feet work by Kyle McCord like I said keep Calm he is going to be that guy !!!
— 🏈 Florida BUCKEYE 🇺🇸 (@justinw60765329) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord is starting to get a little strut in his step, little more swagger and more comfortable. Love to see it
— Austin (@AStheGOAT24) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord finally looking comfortable. Nice first half by him and the Offense
— Ohio State Fanatic (@OhioStateFan92) September 16, 2023
Week after week improvement from Kyle McCord. Gotta love it. Gotta love it
— J-Co❌p (@buckhighlife) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord 😮💨 people need to quit worrying
— randy (@pricexxi) September 16, 2023
KYLE MCCORD YOU ARE THE NEXT GREAT
— Ravens SB coming (@RatioedByLamar) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord is absolutely dealing. You love to see it.
— Caudle (@jcaudle10) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord is growing up right in front of my face and I love it!
Confidence is through the roof right now for this kid.
— Ohio’s Nick (@WatkinsShow) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord is dialed in I love it #Buckeyes
— Basketball Jones (@ASportsJones) September 16, 2023
Kyle McCord is here to stay 😎
— Anthony Bills (@Dat_Dude_AB) September 16, 2023