Ryan Day Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day checks on wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. after he took a hard hit during the second half of the Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Ohio State lost 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch Ncaa Football Peach Bowl Ohio State At Georgia

The Ohio State Buckeyes lost to their archrival Michigan Wolverines once again this season, falling 45-23. It was surely a disappointing result, but it sounds like head coach Ryan Day finally knows why it happened.

During a press conference this week, Ryan Day explained that he thinks the team was more focused on the bigger result of winning the game rather than focusing on winning the battles on individual play.

“I think back on this year and our rivalry game,” Day said according to Eleven Warriors. “You want the game so bad that the focus can just be on winning the game, but what does winning the game actually mean? You can’t just win the game. You have to win each play. You have to win each situation. I think the mistake I’ve probably made is, ‘We’re going to win this game. Let’s get after them. Let’s get physical. Let’s beat them up.’ When you’re playing a team or a player that’s equal to you, you have to focus on winning every single possession, every single play. And how do you do that? Great technique, great focus. Eventually, you will win the game.”

Day and the Buckeyes will look to take this new approach to the game when they meet the Wolverines in Ann Arbor next season.

[Eleven Warriors]