Ohio State safety Brendon White on Buckeyes fighting through adversity all season
If someone were to look at Ohio State’s 12-1 record, they would probably think the 2018 season was a breeze. However, it was far from that. The Buckeyes’ season was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.
To start off the season, head coach Urban Meyer was suspended for the first four games for disciplinary reasons. Then, Ohio State lost by 29 points to a below average team in Purdue – a loss that the College Football Playoff committee couldn’t overlook, as that lone loss was enough to put Ohio State out of the playoffs. And to make things worse, Meyer announced he would be retiring after the season’s end.
“This whole year we’ve gone through adversity. We’ve been able to fight through adversity with the brotherhood we have on this team,” Brendon White, Ohio State safety said. “We knew we would be able to stay strong with each other.”
But despite all of Ohio State’s ups and downs, the Buckeyes still finished atop the Big 10 after their dominating 45-24 conference championship win over Northwestern.
Also, Ohio State turned in big wins this season over Michigan (62-39), Michigan State (26-6), and Penn State (27-26). And to top off their big season, Ohio State will play in one of college football’s most prestigious bowl games – the Rose Bowl. Ohio State is set to face No. 9 Washington on Jan. 1, in Pasadena, California, for their possible 24th bowl victory.
“At the end of the day, we do it for the brotherhood. Do it for the guys next to you,” White said.