Ryan Day spoke with ESPN’s sideline crew after an impressive first half for his Buckeyes.

Speaking with the media, Day said that he “expected” his team to perform that way.

“We worked on it for a long time, that was a 2-minute drill we worked a lot on,” said Day in regard to Ohio State’s late touchdown before the break. “CJ (Stroud) and X (Xavier Johnson) did a great job executing that one.  That was the coverage we expected to get and they had to put it on the field. A lot of football left but that’s how we expected to play in the first half. Now we just have to do it in the second half.”

Day was referring to a 37-yard TD to Xavier Johnson just before the half to give the Buckeyes the lead.

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At the half, the Buckeyes led the Bulldogs 28-24. The Buckeyes have 238 passing yards compared to 191 for the Bulldogs.

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Stroud has 238 passing yards and 3 TDs, while Stetson Bennett has 191 passing yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. The Bulldogs are dominating on the ground, with 122 yards to the Buckeyes’ 10.

With the second half underway, the Buckeyes will try to hold on to their lead and pull off the upset.