Ohio State flops in Cotton Bowl as Lou Holtz again trends on social media

Lou Holtz may be just a week shy of his 87th birthday but that doesn’t mean the legendary former head football coach at Notre Dame doesn’t still see the game well.

Holtz made comments about Ohio State not being physical enough during an appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show” the day before Notre Dame battled the Buckeyes in September. Notre Dame didn’t win the game, but that doesn’t mean what Holtz said wasn’t true.

Holtz mentioned Ohio State had a bunch of wins under Ryan Day, but that the common theme in each of their losses under their head coach was the team was out-physicaled.

That was once again the case in Friday night’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl as the Buckeyes fell to Missouri, 14-3.

Ohio State’s defense played well, but the biggest difference in the game came late. Ohio State ran for 97 yards all night. Missouri gained 94 yards on 17 rush attempts in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line.

Out-physicaled in money time again.

Oh, and social media had a field (Ryan) Day on the Buckeyes head coach while referencing Lou Holtz. Check out some of the best below.

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Oh, That Guy

Will P

Quinton Mino

David Haugh

Alabama Fans Weigh In

Trip McNeely

Sports Gambling Twitter

Karen Howell


Jazzy Jeff

Warren Sharp

Titans Homer

Barstool Iowa

Matt Finkes

Harbaugh's Chickens

Tommy Maroon

Jake the Rake


Wells in the 360

Zack Nelson

Boston Aggie

Football Chopz

Jackson Hephner


Chris Castellani


2 More Wins


Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire