“That was a huge win for us in terms of our program, of taking steps with our program,” Solich said. “When the coaches arrived here [eight] years ago, Ohio was not winning. And now we’re on ESPN a lot with the contract with our conference, and being seen around the country by recruits and alumni.
“Any time you are playing in a game like that, that is televised, and against an opponent like that — Penn State, in terms of wins and losses and how strong they have been over the years — it’s certainly a plus for your program if you can come out on top.
“I thought our players handled the atmosphere well. It was not easy. For Penn State, it was an emotional game, they wanted to start the season off, and we played four very good quarters.”
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