Ohio State vs. Indiana - Postgame Quotes

Nov. 23, 2013

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No. 3 Ohio State 42 (11-0, 7-0 B1G), Indiana 14 (4-7, 2-5 B1G)
Ohio Stadium - Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 23, 2013
Attendance: 104,990


Devin Smith, junior wide receiver
On playing in the snow and cold weather
"When we first got out on the field it reminded me of playing That Team Up North last year. I got really cold towards the end of the game, but during the game I didn't really notice it because of the atmosphere in the Shoe."

On Braxton Miller's growth
"Braxton is playing great right now. We still have a lot of work to do, but he is really playing some of the best football of his career at Ohio State. He is a better passer now than he was a year ago."

Kenny Guiton, senior quarterback
On playing his last game at Ohio Stadium
"It really meant a lot playing in my last game at Ohio Stadium. I feel that I have been through a lot in my time here. It was awesome hearing the crowd when I was running out onto the field."

On the play he ran with Miller for a touchdown
"That play is called Jazzy -- I come in and Braxton plays as a receiver. We have been practicing it for a while and we were happy we were able to execute."

Ryan Shazier, junior linebacker
On the play of the defense
"Indiana got most of their yards in the second half. The defense played a really good game overall."

On his sack near the end of the game
"I was excited to get the sack because it was a big play for us. I was upset about the screen right after for a touchdown, though. I should've just kept running and trusting myself, but I didn't."

Michael Bennett, junior defensive lineman
On the play of the defense today and over the last few weeks
"We wanted to come out and prove to everyone that Ohio State has a great defense, and I feel like we accomplished that."

On preparing for Indiana
"Our biggest thing was preparing for Indiana's tempo. They have a lot of talent on offense and they go fast, which can mess a lot of teams up."

On keys to defense's success
"We were able to control the tempo, stop big plays and force them to try and grind us out."

On the opportunity for second-consecutive undefeated season
"It is huge. Not many teams can say they went 12-0 two seasons in a row, and to have the opportunity to do just that is special."

Carlos Hyde, senior running back
On playing Michigan
"I'm expecting That Team Up North to bring their A game, and we are certainly going to bring ours. It is going to be an exciting game, my last against them. I'm looking forward to it."

On opportunity to play quality opponents over the next two weeks
"I'm looking forward to playing teams that the media hype up so we can really show what our team is capable of."

On the play of the entire team
"Right now this team is something special. I'm blessed to be a part of something like this."

Dontre Wilson, freshman running back
On playing in the snow
"It was the first time I have ever played in the snow. I wouldn't say it was more difficult, just that you had to focus more and not let the cold distract you from what you're supposed to do."

On his touchdown
"I saw the hole open up and knew I had to go get it. It was just another happy moment for myself and the team."

On the Michigan rivalry
"I watched the game on TV last year, but to be honest I don't really know that much about it. I'm sure going to find out soon though."


Kevin Wilson, Indiana head coach
On Indiana's performance
"The scoreboard is what counts; that is the real difference. It was based on Ohio State's ability to run the ball and our inability to run the ball."

On his advice to the Hoosier seniors
"I have already told them about constant improvement and getting better every day. We are making some strides even though we are not where we need to be. I have guys that I have a lot of respect for."

Greg Heban, senior safety
On the Hoosiers performance
"A big thing for this team is finishing. I think we did a good job finishing and not giving up big plays at the end of the game. When you are up against a team like Ohio State you have to have all three phases going; offense, defense, and special teams."

On Ohio State quarterbacks Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton
"Both of them are as big of a threat as the other one and both of them make it difficult for the defense. They are great athletes."