Skip to main content

Ohio State Safety Bryson Shaw Says Loss To Michigan Is “The Worst Feeling Ever”

The redshirt sophomore plans to use the unfamiliar feeling as motivation during the offseason.

For the first time in 10 years, Ohio State walked away from its annual rivalry game with Michigan in defeat.

But to make matters worse, it’s not like the game was decided by a few make-or-break plays. No, Wolverines manhandled the Buckeyes in the trenches throughout, as they rushed for 297 yards and six touchdowns and recorded four sacks defensively.

There was also the matter of seven offensive penalties for Ohio State – including five false starts – that were undoubtedly forced by the incoming pressure of pash-rushing duo of Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo and put the Buckeyes behind schedule.

“You do 365 days of preparing for this game,” safety Bryson Shaw said after the loss. “People from Ohio, this is everything. It’s going to leave a really bad taste in our mouth. We just have to learn from it. It’s going to motivate me and I know it’s going to motivate this team that much more – a thousand times more in the offseason.”

Bryson Shaw

Shaw was a lone bright spot for the defense, intercepting a pass near the goal line to thwart a Michigan scoring opportunity in the first quarter. But Ohio State didn’t have an answer for Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins, who rushed for 169 yards and a school-record-tying five touchdown against the Buckeyes.

In fact, he and fellow running back Blake Corum (six carries for 87 yards) seemingly moved the chains at will, as Michigan averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a whole. That includes nine runs of at least 10 yards.

“We have to stop the run. That’s the goal, especially in away games in the Big Ten,” Shaw said. “For them to run the ball on us like that is embarrassing. It’s embarrassing.”

Ohio State entered Saturday’s game on an eight-game winning streak in the series and as winners of 17 of the last 19 games against Michigan, so the anger and frustration that comes with this loss is an unfamiliar feeling to coaches, players and fans alike.

But according to Shaw, it’s going to motivate the Buckeyes during the offseason and on the field when they play the Wolverines again in Columbus in 362 days.

“It sucks and it’s the worst thing ever,” Shaw said, “but we’re going to learn from it. This offseason, we’re going to attack it with fire. I’m talking a true passion. We’ll be counting down the days until this game next year and we’ll be ready.”


Read More

Be sure to check out our new message boards, Buckeye Forums. We'd love to have you part of the conversation during the season.


You may also like:

What They're Saying Following Ohio State's Loss At Michigan

Redshirt Freshman QB Jack Miller Announces Decision To Transfer From Ohio State

Ohio State Drops To No. 7 In AP Top 25, Coaches Poll Following Loss At Michigan

Report: Akron Targeting Ohio State OC Kevin Wilson For Head Coaching Vacancy

Hoarse C.J. Stroud Takes Responsibility For False Start Penalties In Loss To Michigan

Jim Harbaugh Says Michigan’s Win Over Ohio State Is “Just The Beginning”


Be sure to stay locked into BuckeyesNow all the time!

Join the BuckeyesNow community!
Subscribe to the BuckeyesNow YouTube channel
Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewMLind
Follow BuckeyesNow on Twitter: @BuckeyesNowSI
Like and follow BuckeyesNow on Facebook!