Ryan Day and Ohio State have had this game circled for a full calendar year, and Saturday everything is on the line in The Game.

The Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 in the nation, face the Wolverines, who are ranked No. 3, and a College Football Playoff spot — and not to mention a conference championship and bragging rights — is on the line in Columbus.

The players are certainly amped to play in this one, and Day was asked by Tom Rinaldi how he coaches the team to handle the emotion of such a massive game.

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“The message is you have to play with emotion, but you can’t let emotion play with you and that goes back to discipline. Being able to be focussed and playing really, really hard but not crossing that line to hurt the team,” Day told Rinaldi.

You can see Day’s full comments below:

Ohio State and Michigan kickoff in just over an hour.