Dwayne Haskins, the former Buckeyes star and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, died on Saturday. He was struck and killed by a dump truck while trying to cross a highway on foot. The horrible tragedy has sparked an outpouring of love and the sharing of memories by those who knew him.
On Monday during a press conference, Day said his favorite memory of Haskins was Ohio State’s 2018 overtime win over Maryland. The late Haskins completed 28 of his 38 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He also had 59 yards rushing and three additional scores on the ground. The Buckeyes beat the Terrapins 52-51 in overtime that day.
“That was a day where he really grew up,” Day said. “… He was back in his home state, and he was not going to be denied.”
Ryan Day said his favorite Dwayne Haskins game was the 2018 overtime win over Maryland. “That was a day where he really grew up … He was back in his home state, and he was not going to be denied.”
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That game was certainly a nail-biter for the Buckeyes.
Maryland took a 45-38 lead over Ohio State with just under two minutes left in the fourth quarter. However, that was way too much time for Haskins and Co. The Buckeyes scored just a minute later to tie the game and send it to overtime.
In overtime, Haskins used a zone-read keeper to give Ohio State the lead. Maryland responded with a touchdown, but went for the two-point conversion and didn’t get it. The Buckeyes escaped with the victory.
There’s no doubt that was one of Haskins’ best performances of his college career. Ryan Day won’t soon forget it.