Mike Locksley On Ohio State's Dominance Over Maryland: “It Was All Three Phases”

By Mick Walker on November 10, 2019 at 6:00 am
Mike Locksley

Maryland coach Mike Locksley had a simple description of Ohio State's dominance in its 73-14 win over the Terrapins on Saturday: “It was all three phases today.”

“On defense, we didn't get off the field and we couldn't generate any pass-rush on their offense,” Locksley said. “On offense, we couldn’t sustain drives, we were 2-of-11 on third downs.”

Ohio State's offense was firing on all cylinders, finishing with 705 total yards and 73 points to Maryland's 139 yards and 14 points. The Terrapins' offense had problems all game, allowing seven sacks to an Ohio State defense that was without Chase Young.

“Ryan has to coach his team and I have to coach mine. That is part of the game and I take no offense.”– Mike Locksley

Locksley said he thought his young team played better in the second half, but he followed that up by saying “you can’t get behind a good team like Ohio State early like we did.”

Ohio State had a commanding 42-0 lead before the game even reached the half, and it seemed the Buckeyes were looking for even more before the intermission as Ryan Day used his timeouts on defense to try to set up a punt block.

Locksley was unconcerned by the move.

"Ryan has to coach his team and I have to coach mine," Locksley said. "That is part of the game and I take no offense."

The first-year head coach kept his press conference short following the blowout loss as Maryland now heads into a bye week.

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