Ohio State Football Season Preview

Luke Godwin

The Ohio State’s University’s 2020-21 season further pushed the program to elite status. Ohio State reached the National Championship game where they fell to Alabama 52-24. 

After finishing the regular season 6-0, the Buckeyes claimed the Big Ten title. They also had a key win over Clemson in the semifinals of the College Football Playoffs in order to face Alabama. 

Redshirt Freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud is now tasked with filling the shoes of first round draft pick, Justin Fields. 

“We are going to name C.J. Stroud the starting quarterback for the Minnesota game, I thought he, over the body of work between the spring and then also through preseason, separated himself with his decision making, his leadership skills, his accuracy, and so now we’ve got to go prepare to go play a game.” Ryan Day stated.

Not only are the quarterbacks looking ready, two Central Ohio defensive lineman are also looking to make their mark on Ohio State’s defensive line. Junior Zach Harrison from Olentangy Orange High School and Freshman Jack Sawyer from Pickerington North High School are expected to have bigger roles on a deep defensive line.  

“If he can keep building, getting stronger and keep building, then hopefully he’s going to have an impact and be able to participate early in the season,” Coach Day on Sawyer. 

The team will make its regular season debut Thursday, Sept. 2nd, at Minnesota.