For Pete's Sake

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott criticizes coaches after loss to Michigan State

Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson tackled Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott during Saturday’s game.
Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson tackled Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott during Saturday’s game. The Associated Press

So, Saturday wasn’t such a great day for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State lost 17-14 to Michigan State ... sorry The Ohio State lost. That certainly hurts the Buckeyes’ chances at a Big Ten title and should knock them from playoff contention.

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott ran just 12 times for 33 yards and said afterward that he asked the coaches to run different plays than they did after the Buckeyes had taken a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

“It’s very disappointing,” Elliott told reporters. “I mean, in the one drive that we had where we kind of had some momentum when we scored after the strip sack. The plays we ran, we ran a lot gaps gains and we were gashing them. You guys saw that on the drive. We had a lot of momentum. Honestly, we didn’t see those plays for the rest of the game, those plays weren’t called anymore. I asked for those plays to be called and they weren’t and it hurts.

“It hurts a lot, because of how we lost. I felt that we weren’t put in the right opportunity to win this game. We weren’t put in the right situations to win this game ….”

You can watch the interview here:

Later Elliott said he was not going to come back next season. He also tweeted this:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

  Comments