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Ohio State's Interim Coach Just Did Something Urban Meyer Probably Wouldn't Have

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Ohio State's football program hadn't missed Urban Meyer during his suspension - until tonight. The Buckeyes steamrolled their first two opponents of the season. Tonight's game against TCU - the third and final game of Meyer's suspension - is much different.

TCU is currently beating Ohio State, 21-13, midway through the third quarter.

We just had a scenario in which interim coach Ryan Day did something Urban Meyer probably wouldn't have, too.

The Buckeyes opted to punt on a 4th and 1 near the 50-yard line. That's a situation in which Meyer has gone for it, often, during his time in Columbus.

Many are wondering if Meyer would've gone for it there, too.

They're probably right. Meyer has usually gone for it in situations like that.

However, the decision played out just fine for Ryan Day. The Buckeyes stopped TCU on the ensuing possession, got the ball back and scored a touchdown.

It's TCU 21, Ohio State 19 with less than 7 minutes to play in the third quarter.