Ohio State DT Dre’Mont Jones on Buckeye’s Bowl Appearance
Watch Ohio State junior defensive end Dre’Mont Jones talk about the Buckeyes’ upcoming Rose Bowl game against Washington, and how he feels about his team being left out of the College Football Playoffs.
After a 12-1 record and a Big 10 Championship, Ohio State is still on the outside looking in for this year’s college football playoff picture. Despite taking care of business against then No. 21 Northwestern, 45-35, on Saturday, it wasn’t enough to win over the committee to put the Buckeyes in the top four of the rankings.
“I’m disappointed. That’s the ultimate goal, at the end of the day,” Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State defensive tackle said after being snubbed from the playoffs.
Instead, Ohio State will battle No. 9 Washington in the Rose Bowl to start off the New Year. While the Rose Bowl is one of most legendary bowl games in college football, Ohio State would much rather try and add their ninth National Championship in school history. However, Jones and the Buckeyes will perform just as hard in the Rose Bowl, knowing it’s their final game of the season and last game with head coach Urban Meyer.
“We’re going to the Rose Bowl. I’m super happy. That’s a major bowl. It’s a bowl with a lot of history, and I’ve been watching it since I was a little kid,” Jones said.
Jones will look to add to his impressive junior season come Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California. So far this year, Jones is second on the team in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (13).