Ryan Day recalls bittersweet experience of missing 2020 Ohio State-Michigan State game
In 2020, Ohio State was 4-0 and fourth in the rankings as it headed into its matchup with Michigan State. The Buckeyes are 5-0, and fourth in the rankings as they head into their matchup with Michigan State this Saturday.
One thing that has changed is the Buckeyes will have head coach Ryan Day on the field. In 2020, Day was sidelined due to the coronavirus and was unable to coach. He recently talked about missing that game, saying it was “surreal” to watch the Buckeyes play on television instead of in person.
Ryan Day on missing the 2020 MSU game due to COVID:
"When you watch your team play on TV like that in real time, surreal. … I hadn't seen my family in like seven weeks."
Day says he came home with a case of beer and a pizza and said "Daddy's home" before watching the game.
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Ohio State has a lot to play for this Saturday, and march into East Lasing as heavy 25.5 favorites. Ohio State has won the last 8 matchups and are 15-3 in the last 18 contests. Michigan State’s last win over Ohio State at home was in 1999. The Spartans have opened this season 2-3, with losses at Washington, Minnesota, and Maryland.
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