WATCH: Ryan Day press conference | Ohio State vs. Cincinnati week

Ryan Day (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day addressed the media Tuesday from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Watch his weekly press conference in the video player above.

The Buckeyes get their first real test of the season Saturday against in-state rival Cincinnati, which took down UCLA 24-14 in their opener.

QUICK HITS (via Ohio State Athletics)

  • Ohio State owns a 14-2 record all-time against Cincinnati with the most recent meeting coming in 2014, a 50-28 victory for the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes have won 11 consecutive in the series dating back to a 29-0 win in 1900. Cincinnati’s two wins came in 1896 and 1897, respectively.
  • Four of Ohio State’s first 13 plays from scrimmage this past Saturday vs. FAU resulted in touchdowns: a 51-yard Justin Fields run, a 25-yard yard Fields-to-Jeremy Rucket pass, a 32-yard Fields-to-Binjimen Victor pass and a 29yard Fields-to Chris Olave pass.
  • Cincinnati finished 11th nationally last year in total defense, allowing just 303.5 yards per game and opened the 2019 season by limiting UCLA to just 218 yards.
  • Cincinnati opened its 2019 season last Thursday night with a 24-14 victory over UCLA at Nippert Stadium. Quarterback Desmond Ridder threw for 242 yards and a pair of TDs while Michael Warren carried the ball 26 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the win. Defensively, the Bearcats held UCLA to just 218 total yards, including 62 on the ground.