Ryan Day reached the end of his opening comments following Ohio State's 52-17 win then directed his attention to Scott Frost, Nebraska's head coach. He wanted to make sure Jack Miller's touchdown run to cap off the victory with 18 seconds remaining didn't go unmentioned.
“I just want to say it publicly and I’m gonna text (Frost), at the end of the game there, if I could do that again I would have taken a knee,” Day said after the game. “I feel bad about that at the end of the game. I had a younger quarterback in the game, and I didn’t feel like we had the personnel to take the knee, and I probably should have done that. So I just want to publicly apologize for that to Scott.”
Evidently, Frost wasn't too bothered by Miller's score.
“If we want the score to be different, we need to play better,” Frost said at his Monday press conference, per various reporters. “That's the bottom line.”
Frost was asked about Ryan Day apologizing for that last touchdown late in the game, said he had no issue.— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) October 26, 2020
"If we want the score to be different we need to play better. That's the bottom line." #Huskers
The backup quarterback's touchdown was Ohio State's final play of a six-play drive starting at Nebraska's 40-yard line that featured four handoffs to walk-on running back Xavier Johnson and two rushes by Miller.
Frost will have to wait a while to get another crack at the Buckeyes. They'll next face each other in Lincoln on Oct. 2, 2021. Perhaps then the Cornhuskers can play better and alter the score.