Jabrill Peppers said Curtis Samuel "hasn't been hit a lot."
Michigan's versatile athlete - he's literally played 15 positions (!) this season - gushed about Samuel's ability but discounted it a little earlier in the week:
"...(Samuel is) a phenomenal athlete, definitely has a lot of respect from us. At the same time, we feel he hasn’t been hit a lot either."
“We gonna see how they respond to physicality. Come with bad intentions. It’s never our intention to hurt anyone, but when we hit you, we want you to feel it. You know what I’m saying?”
On the final play of double overtime Peppers took some contact from Detroit native Mike Weber, who proceeded to turn him around and push him out of Samuel's way as he galloped into the endzone to end the game in Ohio State's favor:
On the bright side for Peppers, he should be a multi-millionaire in a few months. Meanwhile, scattered reports from Ohio Stadium suggested Samuel looked healthy and happy and walking on his own power.