And the junior running back responded with 214-yards rushing, and two touchdowns in leading the Buckeyes to an easy, 42-13 victory, over their bitter rivals to the North.
This performance says a lot about the character of Elliott. He was roasted in the media for speaking honestly, about his feelings on what led to the loss to MSU.
“How we lost, I just feel like we weren’t put in the right opportunity to win this game, we weren’t put in the right situations to win this game,” said Elliott, to reporters. “I don’t think Michigan State was better than us. They weren’t. We didn’t execute.
“What happened today, it was kind of like a bad, bad dream. Offense had a rough day, and I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed in the play calling, I’m disappointed in the situations we were put in, and I wish it all played out differently.”
On Saturday, Elliott dominated the game. The Wolverines simply had no answer for him. His day was highlighted by a 66-yard run, and touchdown runs of five-yards and 10-yards. It is a fitting end for a student-athlete who was berated for speaking from the heart about his team.
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