Ryan Day blasted by fans on social media for decision at end of 1st half
Ryan Day isn’t feeling particularly aggressive as his Ohio State offense struggles against Penn State.
Penn State punted to Ohio State to give the Buckeyes the ball back with 42 seconds left at their own 17-yard line. OSU had all 3 timeouts remaining.
Instead of trying for a quick score, Day stunned many fans with his decision to kneel out the final seconds of the 1st half. Here’s a small sample of the social media reaction:
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Taking a knee with 3 TOs and the best WR in the country with plenty of time left is soft
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) October 21, 2023
Taking a knee with three timeouts? Wtf
— Alex Gleitman (@alexgleitman) October 21, 2023
When Ryan Day takes a knee with 3 timeouts and 42 seconds in the half pic.twitter.com/NxssIerzJg
— • (@CleFanForLife) October 21, 2023
Ryan Day’s not really taking a knee with just under a minute left…
Please tell me he’s NOT doing that….
— Cole Thompson (@MrColeThompson) October 21, 2023
We took a knee? WE TOOK A KNEE.
— Wyatt (@Just_a_buckinMI) October 21, 2023
Wow…42 seconds on the clock, 4 point lead, decent field position, all 3 timeouts…and Ryan Day takes a knee?????????????????????????
— Daniel Fowler (@DanielFowl47320) October 21, 2023
Taking a knee with all that time?! This is Ryan Day. But also this is what a backup QB gets you.
— Ryan Rapenport (@teamryanrap) October 21, 2023
At least we know Ryan Day’s Halloween costume pic.twitter.com/fhCudaMxm5
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 21, 2023
Ryan Day wanting to take a knee with 3 timeouts and 42 seconds left in the half
As a Penn state fan thanks I guess pic.twitter.com/hy2Ll9IqsI
— Paige (@TSguitargirl13) October 21, 2023
Ryan day has arguably the best player in college football and takes a knee w 42 seconds??? 🤦🏽♂️
— George (@gmwvheel) October 21, 2023
There were some who came to Day’s defense:
Everyone giving Ryan Day crap about taking the knee there but I trust Ohio State’s defense WAY more than I trust Kyle McCord.
They’re winning at halftime and they get the ball to start the second half. How much more can you people complain about?
— Taylor Ashbrook 🏳️⚧️ (@taylor_ashbrook) October 21, 2023
I’m not mad at Day for taking a knee
I actually hoped he’d do it as I had little trust in our QB to not do something stupid before the half
— Mike (@MIKE_BROWNS_UK) October 21, 2023
After starting 5-of-5, Ohio State QB Kyle McCord finished the half 11-of-21 passing. Even with elite playmakers, Day didn’t trust his quarterback to get the Buckeyes in position to score more points.
OSU leads 10-6 at the half. The game is airing on FOX.