Paul Chryst never had much success against Ohio State.
Since taking over the Wisconsin football program in 2015, Chryst has lost to the Buckeyes in each of the Badgers’ four matchups, including twice in the Big Ten Championship game.
As Chryst prepares Wisconsin for another matchup with Ohio State in a bid to break the Buckeyes’ eight-game win streak against the Badgers, he can’t help but be impressed with what Ryan Day has helped build since. he joined the program in 2017. .
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“I don’t know this, but by looking at it and looking at it, I feel like he has a system,” Chryst said at his press conference on Monday. “It has a rhyme or reason. I think they definitely understand and the players understand.
“If you do anything to take something away or make it harder, he knows where the cheats are. It’s decent, very good football. Thanks to him, I think that’s what’s impressive. It’s what he allows them to do, and he built it.”
For Chryst, preparation begins with the Ohio State offense.
Bringing in a Wisconsin defense that put in eight points and 246 yards in the first three games against Illinois State, Washington State and New Mexico State, Chryst said the Buckeyes are “doing a great job threatening the entire field.” and use” in both pass and run the game, using “a great quarterback” in Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud.
For a Badgers defense that has earned a reputation as, consistently, one of the best in the Big Ten, Chryst said it’s the responsibility of players like linebacker Maema Njongmeta and Nick Herbig to easily manage their one-on-one battles. to perform, just like any other. other game.
“Every time a quarterback has time or feels comfortable, the world is a little easier for them,” Chryst said of how Wisconsin plans to stop Stroud. “I think the bottom line is that all 11 guys have to do their part. At those moments, someone has to win the matchup.”
As for quarterback Graham Mertz, running back Braelon Allen and the rest of the Badgers’ attack plans to watch from Ohio State’s defense, Chryst said he sees a scheme where players trust defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to put them in positions to to be successful.
For Chryst, that thought is consistent as he looks up and down the Ohio State roster, leading to an ample amount of respect for the Buckeyes coaching staff.
“It’s one thing (to say) that this is their schedule,” Chryst said. “But the players understand it and you can see it. It allows them to really go out and play and they do it very well.”
Ohio State Football Schedule for 2022
Week 1: Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10
Week 2: Ohio State 45, Arkansas State 12
week 3: Ohio State 77, Toledo 21
week 4: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, September 24, Columbus, Ohio
week 5: Ohio State vs. Rutgers, October 1, Columbus Ohio
Week 6:Ohio State vs. Michigan State, October 8, East Lansing, Mich.
week 7:Ohio State vs. Iowa, October 22, Columbus, Ohio
week 8:Ohio State vs. Penn State, Oct. 29, State College, Pa.
week 9: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, Nov. 5, Evanston, Illinois.
week 10:Ohio State vs Indiana, November 12, Columbus, Ohio
Week 11: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Nov. 19, College Park, MD.
Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan, on November 26 at noon, Columbus, Ohio
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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst impressed the state of Ohio