Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud will look to carry over the second-half momentum from the Week 1 victory at Minnesota into the home opener vs. Oregon.

After struggling in the first half, the new Ohio State quarterback racked up an eye-popping five completions for 236 yards and four touchdowns in the second half.

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day is encouraged by the resilience Stroud showed and believes the matchup vs. Oregon will be another learning opportunity.


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“It’s been kind of a work in progress for awhile,” Day said on College GameDay. “Early on, a couple things didn’t go his way but I thought he stuck with it. He played pretty good the second half. This week is a different challenge for us though. Now we’re at home, different environment and a different challenge,” Day said. “But this is gonna be something that over time there’s gonna be really good plays and things that he learns from. Last week was a start, we’ll see what this week brings.”

Ohio State-Oregon is slated for a noon EST kickoff and will be televised on FOX. Ohio State will wear helmet decals to recognize the 20th anniversary of 9/11.