WATCH: Ryan Day, Jim Knowles, Buckeye players, discuss win over Notre Dame

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It wasn’t pretty, but nobody on the Ohio State football team needs to apologize for gutting out a hard-fought, 21-10 victory over a top-five Notre Dame squad.

The defense came to play, pitching a shutout in the second half, and the offense found its big boy pants and took control of the line of scrimmage late. At the end of the day, it’s a win to start the year and certainly better than the alternative of having to answer for a loss out of the gate.

In fact, the team (and coaches) seemed very pleased with the way this one unfolded and how everyone pulled together through adversity and won by being the bully instead of being bullied. Ryan Day, some of the players, and defensive coordinator Jim Knowles met with the media after the game to field questions and provide commentary on what they saw from the team, and in case you missed any of the comments, you can get caught up thanks to the below video from the Ohio State Buckeyes Facebook page.

Hit play below and hear the team discuss the toughness it displayed, the play of the defense, now challenging it was to play a team the caliber of Notre Dame, and more.

With the victory, Ohio State turns its attention to preparing for Arkansas State. It’s time to put the tape on and learn from a real, live football game.

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