Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day Would Have Liked To Schedule A Non-Conference Opponent In Place Of Maryland

By November 12, 2020 (2:16 pm)Football

Discussing the cancellation of Saturday’s game against Maryland during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said he would have liked to schedule a replacement game against a non-conference opponent if the Big Ten allowed.

“I know it’s not as easy as saying, ‘Hey, let’s go schedule a game.,’” Day said. There are a lot of implications and different things that go into play, so I totally respect that. I certainly would be in favor of trying to get it done, but I also understand the complexity of it all.”

Nebraska attempted to play against FCS Chattanooga after its Week 2 game against Wisconsin was cancelled due to a coronavirus outbreak within the Badgers’ program. The Big Ten nixed those plans rather quickly, though, as the conferences council of presidents and chancellors had already decided to not allow games against non-conference opponents this season due to the different testing protocols across conferences.

The Buckeyes will return to action on Nov. 21 against Indiana. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. on FOX.

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