Ryan Day and Ohio State are gearing up for a season-opening Top 5 matchup in Columbus against No. 5 Notre Dame on Sept. 3. The No. 2 Buckeyes will obviously want to avoid getting the 2022 campaign off to the wrong start as they seek their 3rd College Football Playoff appearance in the last 5 seasons and 5th overall.

Ohio State boasted the nation’s top offense in total yards per game in 2021 (551.1) while giving up just 20.1 points an outing. In rushing yards allowed per game, it was 20th in FBS while boasting the nation’s No. 5 passing offense. There’s not much reason to think there will be a massive dropoff on both sides of the ball in 2022, especially with players like C.J. Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Zach Harrison, Denzel Burke, and Ronnie Hickman returning.

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And Day has liked what he has seen from both his offense and defense during the Buckeyes’ preseason camp, saying on Monday that the “back-and-forth” between the units has been “really good”.

“Both sides have won their fair share, and that’s good to see,” Day said on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, according to Eleven Warriors’ Dan Hope.

Although what’s shown on the practice field is different than game situations, Day’s comments should certainly excite Buckeye fans.