Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Urban Meyer goes out victor in final game at Ohio State

Urban Meyer goes out victor in final game at Ohio State

Before Meyer ends his seven-year tenure by turning over the Ohio State program to Ryan Day, the Buckeyes must contend with a program in its prime. Haskins set new Big Ten Conference records with 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns this season, and he can really sling the ball.

Ohio State games have been among the nation's most-watched games almost every week, and the Buckeyes brought the viewers once again in the final game of the season, breaking a New Year's Six viewership record in its Rose Bowl win. "I'm blessed because of my family, [but] this team, this year, I love this group as much as any I've ever had". A cyst in Meyer's brain causes severe headaches that are even worse in a high-stress job.

The Buckeyes were hoping to make the Playoff, but the Rose Bowl sure isn't a bad consolation prize.

Across the field, Washington's tandem of four year starters - quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin - meandered off the field, embracing teammates and former teammates until the two left the field together to a roar of cheers from the Husky section. Ohio State suffered a awful 49-20 loss to Purdue during the regular season but finished with a 12-1 overall record. If both teams come out playing the best game that they can play we will see another intense Rose Bowl Game. The Huskies racked up 266 yards of offense in the fourth, but they had fallen too far behind in their first Rose Bowl game appearance in 18 years.

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Berry caught a 1-yard TD pass just 14 seconds before halftime, putting the Buckeyes up 21-3.

"We wouldn't be here today if the culture that Urban Meyer built here wasn't the way it was", Day said. At the time, Meyer was the head coach of the Florida Gators. "Allegedly" since no one, including his own players, believes Meyer is done blowing the whistle.

The Buckeyes finished the season with an impressive victory over the Huskies, sending Urban Meyer into retirement in style. These Buckeyes are Meyer's eighth team to finish with one loss or fewer in his 17 seasons as a head coach.

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