He was right. Ohio State rallied to win, 34-24, in a game that was wild from start to finish. The Buckeyes missed Roby but made enough plays in the second half to hold on.
“I thought the hit was low,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said, adding that he once was fined $30,000 for criticizing officials so he didn’t want to say too much. “I have to see the replay.”
An All-American candidate and potential high NFL Draft choice, Roby hasn’t had a great year, starting with a one-game suspension for his role in an early-morning incident at a Bloomington, Ind. bar in July. Charges were dropped, but Roby sat out Ohio State’s season opener.
A fourth-year junior, Roby has two interceptions on the season.