Now that the B1G season is officially back on, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day can start talking about matters relating to football. And one of those is the Buckeyes’ season-opening contest against Nebraska on October 24.

Day has a lot of respect for the Huskers.

On Thursday, joined 97.1 The Fan for his weekly radio show and was asked about Ohio State’s Week 1 opponent. While the Huskers have struggled over the last three seasons, Day acknowledged that they have some really talented players on the roster — particularly quarterback Adrian Martinez and wide receiver/running back Wan’Dale Robinson.

According to Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Day said Martinez was one of the better quarterbacks in the B1G entering the 2020 season — a strong compliment for a conference loaded with returning starters. The Ohio State head coach also compared Robinson to electrifying Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore.

Martinez had a strong freshman season in 2018 but endured a bit of a sophomore slump in 2019, partly because of nagging injuries throughout the year. He threw for 1,956 yards and 10 touchdowns but tossed 9 picks and completed passes at a 59.4% rate.

He also rushed for 626 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Robinson was a spark of life for the Nebraska offense last fall, totaling 453 receiving yards, 340 rushing yards, 236 return yards and 5 total touchdowns. With a full year of experience under his belt, he should be even better this fall.

Ohio State and Nebraska have met on the field each year since 2016, with the Buckeyes winning the last four meetings. Only one game (2018) was decided by one possession.