Ryan Day praised Paris Johnson Jr. and Donovan Jackson in a recent interview. The offensive line has played a significant role in the offense’s success through 5 games.

The unit has stepped up tremendously for the offense and has helped the team score points through the air and on the ground.

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Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud has only been sacked 3 times all season. He was sacked against Notre Dame, Arkansas State, and Rutgers.


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Day discussed 2nd-year offensive lineman Donovan Jackson’s play in 2022. Jackson appeared in all 13 games in 2021 as a true freshman. He has emerged as an important piece on the offensive line. Day credited Jackson for his mentality:

“He’s very talented, but he’s also very intelligent and tough,” he said. “What makes him special is his mental makeup.”

For Johnson, Day highlighted his strengths and also noted what he needs to work on:

“He’s done a great job, but he’s got some bigger challenges coming,” Day said. “There’s been bright spots, flashes and good plays.”

Johnson is in his junior season at Ohio State and he has made the adjustment to the offensive tackle position. Jackson and Johnson will continue to be key members on the offensive line.

Ohio State will look to protect Stroud on Saturday against Michigan State.